Monday, October 31, 2016

Philosophy and Devotion

The path of devotion is natural and pleasant. 

Philosophy is taking the mountain stream back to its force. It is a quicker method but very hard. 
Philosophy says, "Check everything." 

Devotion says, "Give up all to the stream, have eternal self-surrender." 
It is a longer way, but easier and happier.

    - Swami Vivekananda

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Religion - the Great Milch Cow!

Religion, the great milch cow, has given many kicks, but never mind, it gives a great deal of milk. 
The milkman does not mind the kick of the cow which gives much milk. 
Religion is the greatest child to be born, the great "moon of realisation"; let us feed it and help it grow, and it will become a giant.
                     - Swami Vivekananda

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Utility of Religion

...religion begins where philosophy ends. 
The "good of the world" will be that what is now superconscious for us will in ages to come be the conscious for all. 
Religion is therefore the highest work the world has; and because man has unconsciously felt this, he has clung through all the ages to the idea of religion.

               - Swami Vivekananda

Thursday, October 6, 2016

We are Infinite

Meditation is the arrow, the whole soul going out to God is the bow, which speeds the arrow to its mark, the Atman. 
As finite, we can never express the Infinite, but we are the Infinite. 
Knowing this we argue with no one.
                      - Swami Vivekananda