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Sunday, October 25, 2009

IN SEARCH OF INDIVIDUALITY

We are not individuals now, in our present earthly environment. We shall not have reached individuality until we shall have ascended to the higher state, when the divine spirit within us will have a perfect medium for the expression of its attributes. Conversation at the Brooklyn Ethical Society,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

COMMON GOAL

"Fools alone say that work and philosophy are different, not the learned" (Gita, 5.4). The learned know that, though apparently different from each other, they at last lead to the same goal of human perfection. Class on Karma Yoga. New York, January 3, 1896. Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A NECESSITY

Religion is a constitutional necessity of the human mind. The proof of one religion depends on the proof of all the rest. For instance, if I have six fingers, and no one else has, you may well say that is abnormal. The same reasoning may be applied to the argument that only one religion is true and... Sign in to see full entry.

ETERNAL BLISS

Good and evil are our slaves, not we theirs. It is the nature of the brute to remain where he is and not make progress. It is the nature of man to seek good and avoid evil. It is the nature of God to seek neither but just be eternally blissful. Let us be God! Retreat given at the Thousand Island... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 12, 2009

DIVINE MUSIC

Music is the highest art and, to those who understand, is the highest worship. Letter to an American lady. From London: December 13, 1896. Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, 5.125. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 9, 2009

BORN FREE

The child rebels against law as soon as it is born. Its first utterance is a cry, a protest against the bondage in which it finds itself. This longing for freedom produces the idea of a Being who is absolutely free. The concept of God is a fundamental element in the human constitution. SWAMI... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

WILL POWER

No one was ever really taught by another. Each of us has to teach himself. The external teacher offers only the suggestion which rouses the internal teacher to work to understand things. Then things will be made clearer to us by our own power of perception and thought, and we shall realize them in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

BACK TO CHRIST

Better be ready to live in rags with Christ than to live in palaces without him. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 28, 2009

DIVINE NATURE

If there is ever to be a universal religion...It will be a religion which will have no place for persecution or intolerance in its polity, which will recognise divinity in every man and woman, and whose whole scope, whose whole force, will be created in aiding humanity to realise its own true,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

DISCOVER AND REJOICE

Just as the law of gravitation existed before its discovery, and would exist if all humanity forgot it, so is it with the laws that govern the spiritual world. The moral, ethical, and spiritual relations between soul and soul and between individual spirits and the Father of all spirits, were there... Sign in to see full entry.

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