Today is 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda a great icon and inspiration to millions of Indians, Swami needs no introduction he is one of my role models and inspiration. This post is to celebrate and remember this great man and his words.
Every year since 1985, the Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is observed as National Youth Day. According to Government of India’s Communication, “it was felt that the philosophy of Swami ji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.”
“Arise! Awake! And stop not till the goal is reached”
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.”
“Be not Afraid of anything. You will do Marvelous work. it is Fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment.”
“Anything that makes weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.”
“Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.Love is Life, Hatred is Death.”
“Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.”
“See for the highest, aim at that highest, and you shall reach the highest.”
Swami ji keeps us inspiring through his immortal words,this exam is a journey and it have highs and lows, to sustain in all phases we need to stay motivated and by making his words constant companions in our journey, helps us sail through difficult times and celebrate the journey.