Swami Vivekanand Jayanti
Swami Vivekanand Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekanand. It is observed on the Paush Krishna Saptami, seventh day after the full moon day in the Hindu month of Paush. According to the English calendar, he was born on 12th January 1863 in Kolkata. The day has been declared as National Youth Day.
Swami Vivekananda is Power and Energy personified. He was the disciple of Ramakrishna. He founded Belur Math, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.
Some quotations of Swami Vivekananda :
- You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
- Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached
- The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free
- Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth
- We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far
- You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself
- The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed
- When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state
- Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true
- External nature is only internal nature writ large.
- God helps those who do not help themselves
- The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong