Swami Vivekananda, born Narendra Nath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.
Born: January 12, 1863, Kolkata
Died: July 4, 1902, Belur Math
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.
Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.
Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
If we both exchange one rupee, we each have one rupee.But if we both exchange one good thought, we each have two good thoughts.
In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
They alone live, who live for others.
Arise,Awake,Stop not until your goal is achieved.
Watch below the famous speech of Swami Vivekananda at Chicago.