Which is the favorite swami vivekanandas quotation?
December 5, 2006 3:15am CST
I like this one:- "Those only live who live for others, others are more dead than alive"
13 Jul 07
Vivekananda's patriotism, I do not say, is suspect. But he called India a jelly fish and said that he wanted to live in yankee land. This was during his first visit (1893 to 1896). In his second trip, he found that Americans were not paying type. He reached India in 1900 a despondent and dejected person. For understanding the personality of Vivekananda in depth, you have to read his Complete Works, particularly his epistles (letters). These are available on the Net abundantly, including at Wikipedia.
13 Jul 07
Here is a quotation from his letters (called epistles). Available at several places on the Net including Wikipedia. This quotation is from his letter dated 18th Jan. 1899 written from his Belur Math to Ms. Christina Greenstidel, USA. "...Then all the surroundings are so, so wretched and different from what you see around you, eg. you will find me going in a loin-cloth -- will that shock you? ..." This letter was apparently in response to Ms. Christina's letter where she might have expressed to visit India. He tried to discourage her by saying that conditions in India were wretched and she would find him going in a loin cloth. He thought it would shock her. Indian monks wearing loin-cloth was an ancient custom. In 1899 most Indians wore loin-cloths called Dhotis and "anga vastrams". What is wrong in that? For more such in depth analyses of his writings you may visit my blog at www.vivekanandayb.blogspot.com.
28 Jan 07
I like "Arise Awake and stop not till the goal is reached" And I like this also All power is within you; You can do anything And everthing. Believe in that, Do not believe that you are weak. Stand up and express The divinity within you.