Be not afraid, for all great power throughout the history of humanity has been with the people. From out of their ranks have come all the greatest geniuses of the world, and history can only repeat itself. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work.
Bless people when the revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego. Hold fast to the Atman(Soul), think only pure thoughts, and you will accomplish more than a regiment of mere preachers.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.If a person who lives in God becomes miserable, what is the use of living in God?
One of these little handful nations cannot keep alive for two centuries together. And our institutions have stood the test of ages. Says the Hindu, "Yes, we have buried all the old nations of the earth and stand here to bury all the new races also, because our ideal is not this world, but the other. Just as your ideal is, so shall you be. If your ideal is mortal, if your ideal is of this earth, so shalt thou be. If your ideal is matter, matter shalt thou be. Behold! Our ideal is the Spirit. That alone exists, nothing else exists; and like Him, we live for ever."
There is a Hindu legend that the Lord was once incarnated on earth as a pig. He had a pig mate and in course of time several little pigs were born to Him. He was very happy with His family, living in the mire, squealing with joy, forgetting His divine glory and lordship. The gods became exceedingly concerned and came to the earth to beg Him to give up the pig body and return to heaven. But the Lord would have none of that; He drove them away. He said He was very happy and did not want to be disturbed. Seeing no other course, the gods destroyed the pig body of the Lord. At once He regained His divine majesty and was astonished that He could have found any joy in being a pig.
People behave in the same way. Whenever they hear of the Impersonal God, they say, "What will become of my individuality? — my individuality will go!" Next time that thought comes, remember the pig, and then think what an infinite mine of happiness you have, each one of you. How pleased you are with your present condition! But when you realise what you truly are, you will be astonished that you were unwilling to give up your sense-life. What is there in your personality? It is any better than that pig life? And this you do not want to give up! Lord bless us all!
Swami Vivekananda ( Hindi: स्वामी विवेकानन्द) (12 January 1863 -- 4 July 1902).Youth Day in India is celebrated on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
Swami Vivekananda's lectures and writings, deriving their inspiration from the Indian spiritual tradition and the broad outlook of his Master Sri Ramakrishna, are a source of inspiration and have motivated numerous youth organizations, study circles, and service projects involving youth. All his teachings can be found in The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, in nine volumes, published from Advaita Ashrama.
Vedanta means the conclusion of the Vedas.
Swami Vivekananda had predicted that by the first proletarian revolution is taking place in Russia. This seemed to be strange to have at the time. As Russia under Tsar Nicholas II, strong, if this prediction was made, for example, in 1890, and after Karl Marx, his chances were bright, where the trade union movement was quite strong. Thus, the probability was higher in Germany. Contrary to prediction, as it happened provided by Swamiji in Russia, a country, farmers, and in practice no organized labor movement.
"Our country needs independence under unforeseen circumstances to achieve within the next 50 years" was his second prediction.