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Thoughts of Swamijis of Ramakrishna Mission

Give three parts of your mind to God and apply the rest to your work. If you can do this, your work will indeed be worship and your heart will be filled with joy. (The Eternal Companion: Life and Teachings of Swami Brahmananda)

Humility is a great aid to self-improvement. The master used to say, “Water accumulates in a low place, whereas it flows down from a high mound.” All virtues come to a humble person. (Spiritual Treasures: Letters of Swami Turiyananda)

Never be discouraged. In spirituality there is always the time element. Every day is a new birth; a new opportunity. (Swami Trigunatita: His Life and Work)

Feel others’ sufferings as you feel your own. Take every opportunity to serve people, and do not injure anybody. (How a Shepherd Boy Became a Saint: Life and Teachings of Swami Adbhutananda)

My ideal indeed can be put into a few words and that is: to preach unto mankind their divinity, and how to make it manifest in every movement of life. — The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

Bodies come and go, but the soul does not change. Even so the whole universe is the body of God, and in that sense it is God. But the change in the universe does not affect God. — Swami Vivekananda

You should not blame anyone if his power of discrimination has not awakened. Will you make fun of a little boy because he has not yet grown a moustache? Everything will come about in time. Swami Premeshananda (1884–1967)

Everything, no doubt, happens by God’s Will, yet man must work because God expresses His Will through man’s action. Do not relax your spiritual practices.  (Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi)

If India gives up religion; she will be extinct in no time, for religion has been the backbone of her cultural life for centuries. It is therefore, not possible now to change the ideal. Neither is it necessary. We often hear that our present decadence is due to our religion. But Swami Vivekananda has said quite the opposite. He says that our decadence is due to our not following religion in its true sense. Swami Vireswarananda Maharaj (1892 to 1985)