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“Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others.”

150 Quotes on 151th Birthday annivarsary of Swami Vivekananda

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What is meditation? Meditation is the power which enables us to resist all this [our slavery to nature]. Nature may call us, ‘Look, there is a beautiful thing!’ I do not look. Now she says, ‘There is a beautiful smell; smell it!’ I say to my nose, ‘Do not smell it,’ and the nose doesn’t. ‘Eyes, do not see!’ Nature does such an awful thing-kills one of my children, and says, ‘Now, rascal, sit down and weep! Go to the depths!’ I say, ‘ I don’t have to.’ I jump up. I must be free. Try it sometimes. In meditation, for a moment you can change this nature. Now, that be heaven, freedom? That is the power of meditation.

How is it to be attained? In a dozen different ways. Each temperament has its own way. But this is the general principle: get hold of mind. The mind is like a lake, and every stone that drops into it raises waves. These waves do not let us see what we are. The full moon is reflected in the water of the lake, but the surface is so disturbed that we do not see the reflection clearly. Let it be calm. Do not let nature raise the wave. Keep quiet, and then after a little while she will give you up. Then we know what we are. God is there already, but the mind is so agitated, always running after the senses. You close the senses and let you whirl and whirl and about. Just this moment I think I am all right and I will meditate upon God, and then my mind goes to London in one minute. And if I pull it away from there, it goes to New York to think about the things I have done in past. These waves are to be stopped by the power of meditation.

Comments

Comment from swetank garg
Time June 28, 2011 at 1:09 am

namste,swami vivekanand was such a think tank of new genration in bharat.i am impreesed his thoughts and his look.

Comment from anil pal
Time August 19, 2011 at 1:58 am

He was a great thinker. It is very difficult to follow his teachings in present era but i’m trying hard to follow him and bless myself with his thoughts and teachings.

Comment from HARISH THAKER
Time August 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

SWAMI VIVEKANAND GIVES REAL DEFINATION OF MEDITATION.IT IS REQUIRED MENTAL PEACE

Comment from rajesh thakur
Time January 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

universal spirtual guru

Comment from dinesh pal
Time January 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I pillaged in search of truth for 23 years, and he gave me all the answers.
Thank you lord for bestowing me the blessings and showing me the right path. The path of enlightenment, and I heartily thank Swamiji for showing me the way.

Comment from prasad
Time May 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

swami vivekanandas thoughts are applied in any era & usefull for all beings he is true relligious acharrya.. i have gone through no. of books of him…
thank u swamiji ..
thank u god..

Comment from Charanjeet singh
Time July 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I am appricate from the technique of swami vivekanand of meditation.

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