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Supreme Purpose

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Practice of religion is the supreme purpose of the human birth.

— Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa



Soul is Divine

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Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within, by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy - by one, or more, or all of these - and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details.

— Swami Vivekananda



Sadhana

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Tremendous determination to struggle, a hundredfold more determination than that which you put forth to gain anything which belongs to this life, is the first great preparation.

And then along with it, there must be meditation. Meditation is the one thing. Meditate! The greatest thing is meditation. It is nearest approach to spiritual life - the mind meditating. It is the one moment in our daily life that we are not at all material - the Soul thinking of itself, free from all matter - this marevellous touch of the Soul!

— Swami Vivekananda



I am free

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Go on saying, “I am free.” Never mind if the next moment delusion comes and says, “I am bound.” Dehypnotize the whole thing.

— Swami Vivekananda



THE AXLE

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“THE AXLE

The wheel turns having the axle as the basis. The axle is not only the basis, it also keeps the movement of the wheel under control. Such is also the structure of nature.

Motion is relative. A moving object requires an immovable basis to move on. The moving planets have the fixed space to move on. The perishing things have the persisting Consciousness as the axle or basis. Nature rests and moves on Consciousness.

In man Consciousness is the axle on which the body and mind move and evolve – Vedanta”

— From- Daily Divine Digest by Swami Chidbhavananda



The Five Precepts of Buddhism

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The Five Precepts of Buddhism:

1. Abstain from taking life
2. Abstain from taking that which is not given
3. Abstain from misconduct done in lust
4. Abstain from lying
5. Abstain from all forms of intoxication

— Buddhism



Die

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Work unto death—I am with you, and when I am gone, my spirit will work with you. This life comes and goes—wealth, fame, enjoyments are only of a few days. It is better, far better, to die on the field of duty, preaching the truth, than to die like a worldly worm. Advance!

— Swami Vivekananda



only search

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Seek only after one thing, and that, God!

— Life of Swami Vivekananda by his Eastern and Western Disciples, First ed Vol 2 pg 374



Witness

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The less the thought of the body, the better it is. For it is the body that drags us down. It is attachment, identification which makes us miserable. That is the secret: to think that I am the spirit and not the body, and that the whole of this universe with all its relations, with all its good and all its evil, is but as a series of paintings--scenes on a canvas--of which I am the witness.

— Swami Vivekananda



Believe

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Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

— Gautama Buddha