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Take Always The Position Of The Giver – Swami Vivekananda

Take always the position of the giver. Give love, give help, give service give what little you can. But keep out barter. Give out of your bounty as God gives. It will come back to you ten times, but don’t ask for it.

Money does not pay nor learning. Name does not pay nor fame. It is love that pays. It is character that cleaves through the adamantine walls of difficulties.

Repetition is the greatest stimulus that gives an opportunity of exposure to all the Samskaras hidden in the mind at a deeper level. The repetition of Om, and thinking of its meaning, is keeping good company in your own mind. Study, and then meditate on what you have studied. Thus light will come to you, the Self will
become manifest.

When there is real purification of the body, external and internal, there arises neglect of the body, and the idea of keeping it nice vanishes.

This thirst after body is the great bane of human life. So the first sign of the establishment of purity is that you do not care to think you are a body. It is only when purity comes that we get rid of the body idea.

Wisdom Of Swami Vivekananda

Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds.

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that.

If you project hatred and jealousy, they will rebound on you with compound interest.

Compare the lowest with the highest man. The difference is in the degree of concentration. This is the only difference.

Vedanta says, ‘We are free and not free at the same time.’ That means that we are never free on the earthly plane, but ever free on the spiritual side. The Self is beyond both freedom and bondage. We are Brahman, we are immortal knowledge beyond the senses, we are Bliss Absolute.

Nothing is gained except by sacrifice.

If you can conserve and use the energy properly, it leads you to God. Inverted, it is hell itself.