Teachings of Swami Vivekananda in a nutshell

One way of attaining bhakti is by repeating the name of God a number of times. Mantras have effect - the more repetition of words , to obtain bhakti , seek the company of holy men who have bhakti and read books like the Gita.

We must have faith in ourselves first and then in God. He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God

Every duty is holy , and devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God

After so much austerity I have understood this as the real truth - God is present in every Jiva, there is no god besides that. "Who serves Jiva serves God indeed"

That society is the greatest , where the highest truths become practical

Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.

To me the very essence of education is concentration of mind , not the collecting of facts.

In my opinion , a race must first cultivate great respect for motherhood , through the sanctification and inviolability for marriage, before it can attain to the ideal of perfect charity.

Sita is the name in India for everything that is good , pure and holy , everything that in woman we call woman

Renunciation and service are the twin ideals of India. Intensify her in these channels and the rest will take care of itself.

This life is short , the vanities of the world are transient , but they alone live who live for others , the rest are more dead than alive.


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