There is No Individuality Except in the Infinite – Swami Vivekananda



People are frightened when they are told that they are Universal Being, everywhere present. Through everything you work, through every foot you move, through every lip you talk, through every heart you feel.

People are frightened when they are told this. They will again and again ask you if they are not going to keep their individuality.

There is no individuality except in the Infinite. That is the only condition which does not change. Everything else is in a constant state of flux.

We are not individuals yet. We are struggling towards individuality, and that is the Infinite, that is the real nature of man.

He alone lives whose life is in the whole universe, and the more we concentrate our lives on limited things, the faster we go towards death.

Those moments alone we live when our lives are in the universe, in others; and living this little life is death, simply death, and that is why the fear of death comes.

The fear of death can only be conquered when man realizes that so long as there is one life in this universe, he is living.
– Swami Vivekananda