Monday, January 23, 2006

15 Laws of Life- By Swami Vivekananda

Being an ardent of Devotee of Swami Vivekananda, here is few gems from his teachings..

1. Love Is The Law Of Life: All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore, love for love's sake, because it is law of life, just as you breathe to live.


2. It's Your Outlook That Matters:
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.

3. Life is Beautiful:
First, believe in this world - that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!

4.It's The Way You Feel:
Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God.

5. Set Yourself Free:
The moment I have realised God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

6. Don't Play The Blame Game:
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.

7. Help Others:
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

8. Uphold Your Ideals:
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.

9. Listen To Your Soul:
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

10. Be Yourself:
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves!

11. Nothing Is Impossible:
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.

12. You Have The Power:
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

13. Learn Everyday:
The goal of mankind is knowledge... now this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside: it is all inside. What we say a man 'knows', should, in strict psychological language, be what he 'discovers' or 'unveils'; what man 'learns' is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge.

14. Be Truthful:
Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything.

15. Think Different:
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.

To read more about Swamiji Vivekananda and teachings please visit http://www.vivekananda.org/.
Today's Indian youth
definitively need more of him. His teachings are always current do check out the famous Complete Works of Swami Vivekanand

Did you know ?

Swami Vivekananda was the first Indian to be invited to accept the chair of Oriental Philosophy

at Harvard University.

Jamshedji Tata set up the Tata Institute or the Indian Institute of Science on the Swami's advice.

India celebrates National Youth Day on his birthday

Note: This is for those who are wondering what is written on the picture you see here it is ..

“One infinite pure and holy-- beyond thought beyond qualities I bow down to thee" - SwamiVivekananda”

[Picture and quote courtesy of Vivekananda.org]

8 comments:

Parvati said...

Swami Vivekananda is always an inspiration to me. The power in his words is overwhelming!

Ganesh said...

He is god.He shown the power of Hindu religon.He shown the power of "Brahmacharya".He not only found way of reaching to god ,also told to others worldwide.His thought of "Selflessness" is really followable.If we follow his thoughts we can build a strong India.He had very kindly heart.He is like "KING" of universe always thinking and doing for poor,helpless lifes. His thoughts make people strong from mind.There is no limit of writing about him.Each person in world should read his litrerature to live life as a human being not like a animal.

Rufus said...

Good to see this post on Swamiji.
I recently started learning about and from this great soul.

Rufus said...
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sweetu said...

this is really very good article.
swamiji is my ideal and always gave inspiration to me.

Kannan said...

HE was such a wonderful Being...I suggest everybody to read "Complete works of Swami Vivekananda" to know Him better..words are not sufficient to describe Him

Sunita said...

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arunlal said...

in my view,Swamiji is the EXPRESSION OF THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF OUR BEING.ALTHOUGH.NOW HE IS NOT AMONGST US PHYSICALLY , HIS TEACHINGS WILL NEVER FAIL TO INFLUENCE TRUE SEEKERS.
I WOULD LIKE TO QUOTE WHAT HE SAID WHEN HIS END WAS NEAR.

"IT MAY BE THAT I SHALL FIND IT GOOD TO GET OUTSIDE OF MY BODY AND CAST IT OFF LIKE A DISUSED GARMENT.BUT I SHALL NOT CEASE TO WORK,I,LL INSPIRE THE WHOLE WORLD TILL THEY KNOW THAT IT IS THE ONE WITH GOD ..."