Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu monk and direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. Vivekananda played a key role in the introduction of Indian yoga and Vedanta philosophy in the West. He made a strong impression at the inaugural World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, 1893 giving a powerful speech on the underlying unity of world religions.
He taught a philosophy of traditional meditation and also selfless service (karma yoga). He advocated emancipation for Indian women and an end to the worst excess of the caste system. He is considered an important figurehead of India’s growing self-confidence and later nationalist leaders often said they were inspired by his teachings and personality.
Here are 11 best Quotes by Swami Vivekanada
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Three Golden Rules… Who is helping you, don’t forget them. Who is loving you, don’t hate them. Who is trusting you, don’t cheat them.
Be a hero, always say, I have no fear!
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it. Dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
The more you think of yourself as shining immortal spirit, the more eager you will be to be absolutely free of matter, body, and sense. This is the intense desire to be free.
Learn everything that is good from others, but bring it in, and in your own way adsorb it; do not become others
Each work has to pass through these stages – ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.