Lessons from Swami Vivekananda

Intellect has been cultured; result, hundreds of sciences have been discovered, and their effect has been that the few have made slaves of the many – that is all the good that has been done.

Artificial wants have been created; and every poor man, whether he has money or not, desires to have those wants satisfied and when he cannot, he struggles and dies in the struggle. This is the result.

Through the intellect is not the way to solve the problem of misery but through the heart.

If all this vast amount of effort had been spent in making men purer, gentler and more forbearing, this world would have a thousand fold more happiness than it has today.
Swami Vivekananda