Swami Vivekananda – We are the makers of our own fate


We human beings are very slow to recognize our own weakness, our own faults, so long as we lay the blame upon somebody else. Man in general lay all the blame of life upon their fellow men or failing that, on God, or they conjure up a ghost, and say it is fate. Where is fate, and who is fate? We reap what we sow.

Our attempts to blame on Him, making Him the punisher, and the rewarder, are only foolish. He neither punishes nor rewards any. His infinite mercy is open to everyone, at all times, in all places, under all conditions, unfailing, unswerving.
Upon us depends who we use it. Upon us depends who we utilize it. Blame neither man, nor God, nor anyone in the world. When you find yourselves suffering, blame yourselves, and try to do better.

We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise. The wind is blowing; those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind?

We make our own destiny. His sun shines for the weak as well as for the strong. His wind blows for saint and sinner alike.
Swami Vivekananda