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Meaning of Life

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“Life has a meaning, our birth has a meaning; that meaning is to realize in ourselves, in each one of us, something of God, to express in our daily life something that is associated with God, knowledge, kindness, benevolence, purity and happiness.

— M.P.Pandit



Pray

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Let each of us pray, day and night, for the downtrodden millions in India, who are held fast by poverty, priestcraft, and tyranny – pray day and night for them. I care more to preach religion to them than to the high and the rich. I am no metaphysician, no philosopher, nay no saint. But I am poor, I love the poor…

— Swami Vivekananda



Work

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Work, my children, work with your whole heart and soul! Mind not the fruit of work. What if you go to hell working for others? That is worth more than to gain heaven by seeking your own salvation…

— Swami Vivekananda



Helping

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Helping others makes us happy. It is not what we do for ourselves that makes us happy, but when we are able to help another and make him happy; and this happiness is much more than what we can get ourselves from our selfish actions.

— Swami Vireswarananda



Cleaning

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Truth is revealed in the mirror of the heart when it has been thoroughly cleansed. Prayer and meditation, sacraments and ceremonies, vows and austerities, cannot give us the vision of Truth, they can only help us to remove the coverings of the mind.

— Swami Adiswarananda



Helping Others

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What good is this body? Let it go in helping others. Did not the Master preach until the very end? And shall I not do the same? I do not care a straw if the body goes. You cannot imagine how happy I am when I find earnests seekers after truth to talk to. In the work of waking up the Atman in my fellow men, I shall die again and again!

— Swami Vivekananda



Service

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He who exploits another man, near or distant, offends God and will pay for it sooner or later. All men are sons of the same God. He who wishes to serve must serve man – and in the first instance, man in the humblest, poorest, most degraded form. Only breaking down the barriers between man and man can one usher in the kingdom of heaven on earth.

— Swami Vivekananda



God in all Beings

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After so much tapasya, austerity, I have known that the highest truth is this: “He is present in all beings. These are all the manifested forms of Him. There is no other God to seek for! He alone is worshipping God, who serves all beings.”

— Swami Vivekananda



Service

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Your duty is to serve the poor and the distressed without distinction of caste and creed. What business have you to consider the fruits of your action? Your duty is to go on working, and everything will set itself right in time, and work by itself. My method of work is to construct and not to destroy that which is already existing.

— Swami Vivekananda



Lods glory

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The more we talk about the Lord and rejoice in His glory, the better it is for us.

— Swami Turiyananda