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Brahmacharya

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The full and proper meaning of Brahmacharya is search of Brahman. Brahman pervades every being and can therefore be searched by diving into and realizing the inner self. This realization is impossible without complete control of the senses. Brahmacharya thus means control in thought, word and action of all the senses at all times and in all places.

A ,man or woman completely practicing Brahmacharya is absolutely free from passion. Such a one therefore lives nigh unto God, is Godlike.

I have no doubt that it is possible to practice such Brahmacharya in thought, word and action to the fullest extent.

— Gandhiji in Young India, June 6, 1924



God to be

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The worm that crawls under your feet today is a God to be.

— Swami Vivekananda



gymnasium

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The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

— swami vivekananda



Blow & Knock

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The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration.

— swami vivekananda



Women of India

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The women of India must grow and develop in the footprints of Sita, and that is the only way.(, , 256: Vivekananda's lecture "The Sages of India" at Victoria Public Hall, Madras February 11, 1897).

— Swami Vivekananda



Divine Grace

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The wind of divine grace is always blowing. You just need to spread your sail. Whenever you do anything, do it with your whole heart concentrated on it. Think day and night, “I am of the essence of that Supreme Being-Consciousness-Bliss. What fear and anxiety have I?”

— Swami Vivekananda



Will

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The will is stronger than anything else. Everything must go down before the will, for it comes from God. A pure and strong will is omnipotent.

— Swami Vivekananda



Free

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The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect - but there is something behind the will which is free.

— Swami Vivekananda



The Oness

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The whole universe is one. There is only one Self in the universe, only One Existence, and that One Existence, when it passes through the forms of time, space, causation, is called by different names, buddhi, fine matter, gross matter, all mental and physical forms. Everything in the universe is that One, appearing in various forms. When a little part of it comes, as it were, into this network of time, space and causation, it takes forms. Take off the network, and it is all one.

— Swami Vivekananda



My God

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" But Savitri answered meeting scorn with scorn,
The mortal woman to the dreadful Lord:
"Who is this God imagined by thy night,
Contemptuously creating worlds disdained,
Who made for vanity the brilliant stars?
Not he who has reared his temple in my thoughts
And made his sacred floor my human heart.
My God is will and triumphs in his paths,
My God is love and sweetly suffers all. "

— From "Savitri" by Sri Aurobindo