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The Gospel of Strength
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:45:13 AM »


               










Swami Vivekananda so rightly discerned the
psychic of the people of our country -
weakness, lack of confidence on ourselves and
our identity and our culture and values due to
the tyranny of invaders since many centuries.
I felt a prompt to share the wonderful quotes
of Swami Vivekananda in this thread that are
verily a tonic for the gentle heart!


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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 11:51:36 AM »
“I want iron wills and hearts that
do not know how to quake”.


                                “You may meditate on whatever you like,
                                but I shall meditate on the heart of a lion.
                                That gives strength”.


                                “Give me a few men and women
                                who are pure and selfless and
                                I shall shake the world”.



- These are the words of the thundering monk
Swami Vivekananda.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 10:50:28 AM »
The older I grow,
the more everything seems to me
to lie in manliness.
This is my new gospel.


                                                                      Men should be taught to be
                                                                      practical, physically strong.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 01:44:43 PM »
What a beautiful,beautiful topic! He is such inspiration to me. His words are indeed like the voice of the thunder. How beautiful Soul He was... There is not enough words to describe how dear is Swami Vivekananda to me....

Dear Sri Nagaraj,You always open most beautiful topics,and most inspirative. Thank You sooo much for this one! For,only seeing and hearing about wonderful Swami Vivekananda makes me feel so happy.

With love and prayers,

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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 02:29:58 PM »
Nagaraj,
The life and teachings of swami Vivekananda are a MUST read for all aspirants,especially the Youth.Most people mistake tamas for satva,weakness for meekness,Resignation for Surrender(saranagathi).There is no better guide or role model than our swamiji and his resounding words to awaken one from this sloth.
Thanks very much.
Namaskar

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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 03:10:38 PM »
One-sidedness is the bane of the world. The more sides you can develop the more souls you have, and you can see the universe through all souls — through the Bhakta (devotee) and the Jnâni (philosopher). Determine your own nature and stick to it. Nishthâ (devotion to one ideal) is the only method for the beginner; but with devotion and sincerity it will lead to all. Churches, doctrines, forms, are the hedges to protect the tender plant, but they must later be broken down that the plant may become a tree. So the various religions, Bibles, Vedas, dogmas — all are just tubs for the little plant; but it must get out of the tub. Nishthâ is, in a manner, placing the plant in the tub, shielding the struggling soul in its path. . .

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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 03:19:15 PM »
Great saints are the object-lessons of the Principle. But the disciples make the saint the Principle, and then they forget the Principle in the person.

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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 04:48:36 PM »
Dear Sri Jewel, Sri Ravi,

i feel, Swami Vivekananda talks be an ideal subject for high school students. Whether one excels academically or not, Swami woulds the person in the right path!

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Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2013, 04:49:49 PM »
We ourselves are still students, i myself am!!

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013, 05:44:33 PM »
Dear Sri Nagaraj,

Yes,indeed,we are students so long this body is here.  :)  And where we can find better teacher then our Great Swami. His words are indeed good subject for high school students,when the characters are shaped and values imprinted. His words can crush mountains. I think He would persuade me even to face the lion.  :) Great man,Great Sage,Great Teacher we have!

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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 09:15:57 PM »
Nagaraj/Jewell,
Yes,indeed Swamiji is someone who can provoke the latent potential dormant in young ones.Here are a few such rousing words:

1.Are not drums made in the country? Are not trumpets and kettle-drums available inIndia? Make the boys hear the deep-toned sound of these instruments. Hearing from boyhood the sound of these effeminate forms of music, …… the country is well-nigh converted into a country of women.

2.Let people say whatever they like, stick to your own convictions, and rest assured, the world will be at your feet. They say, ‘have faith in this fellow, or that fellow’, but I say, ‘Have faith in yourself – all power is in you – be conscious and bring it out. Say, ‘I can do everything’. ‘Even the poison of snake is powerless, if you can firmly deny it.’

3.Be strong, my young friends, that is my advice to you. You will be nearer to heaven through football than through study of the Gita. These are bold words, but I have to say them, for I love you. I know where the shoe pinches. I have gained a little experience. You will understand the Gita better with your biceps, your muscles, a little stronger.

You may like to watch the Dance song -Veera narendra Vivekanandam(Heroic Narendra!Vivekanandam) performed by children in Dubai:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCkZOF4QR20

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2013, 09:37:54 PM »
Dear Sri Ravi,

I love dancing very much on that video,it is very sweet and beautiful.

Thank You,Sir!

With love and prayers,




Are you unselfish? That is the question.
If you are, you will be perfect without reading a single religious book,
without going into a single church or temple.

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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013, 09:47:19 PM »
Jewell,
Yes,it is in Bharatanatyam dance style of South India.Anything done by children has that freshness and vivacity.
Thanks very much.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 09:48:59 PM »
Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested all your life. We must have life-building, man-making, character-making, assimilation of ideas. If you have assimilated five ideas and made them your life and character, you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library.

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Re: The Gospel of Strength
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2013, 11:49:22 AM »
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