Swami Vivekananda


Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (Calcutta, India, 12 January 1863 - 4 July 1902), born Narendra Nath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the concept of nationalism in colonial India. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his inspiring speech which began, "Sisters and brothers of America ...," in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.

Friday Nov 19, 2021

Swami Vivekananda: The powers in the universe

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021

Swami Vivekananda: An excellent person

Talk to yourself once in a day otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.

Friday Sep 17, 2021

Swami Vivekananda: Growing from the inside out

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.

Friday Nov 13, 2020

Swami Vivekananda: The greatest religion

The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.

Wednesday Jun 10, 2020

Swami Vivekananda: Our Thoughts

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Swami Vivekananda: Throw away all weakness

Throw away all weakness.

Tell your body that it is strong.

Tell your mind that it is strong and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.

Friday Dec 13, 2019

Swami Vivekananda: Faith in ourselves

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.