Swami Vivekananda presents the spirit of India. He continues to inspire people of all hues and milieu. In the fond remembrance of his life, we celebrate National Youth Day on his birth anniversary.
Swami Ji lived a short yet fulfilling life. Through him west found a way to the spirit of India and India explored uncharted lands. His ideas echoed in the most foreign of hearts and kept building the confidence of Indians. Swami ji journeyed through the most intimate of experiences yet remained rooted to his heartland, i.e. India.
All his life Swami Ji indulged in Shastrartha. Extensive documentation of his lectures, talks, and discussions has resulted in a comprehensive body of work. His ideas and thoughts continue to find their way through many books that are available in many shapes and forms. Some of them
Here we try to document some of his more inspiring thoughts:
Go on bravely. Do not expect success in a day or a year. Always hold on to the highest. Be steady. Avoid jealousy and selfishness. Be obedient and eternally faithful to the cause of truth, humanity, and your country, and you will move the world.Swami Vivekananda
Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need.Swami Vivekananda
I hate cowardice; I will have nothing to do with cowards or political nonsense. I do not believe in any politics. God and truth are the only politics in the world, everything else is trash.Swami Vivekananda
If you are really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing. You will be like lions. We must rouse India and the whole world. No cowardice. I will take no nay. Do you understand?Swami Vivekananda
It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.Swami Vivekananda
Never mind the struggles, the mistakes. I never heard a cow tell a lie, but it is only a cow— never a man. So never mind these failures, these little backslidings; hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more.Swami Vivekananda
Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin ? to say that you are weak, or others are weak.Swami Vivekananda
No great work can be achieved by humbug. It is through love, a passion for truth, and tremendous energy, that all undertakings are accomplished.Swami Vivekananda
No need for looking behind. FORWARD! We want infinite energy, infinite zeal, infinite courage, and infinite patience, then only will great things achieved.Swami Vivekananda
Persevere on, my brave lads, We have only just begun. Never despond! Never say enough!Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda’s journey continues to mystify us and we continue to respect his words.