Say "So'ham, So'ham" whatever comes. Tell yourself this even in eating, walking, suffering. Tell the mind this incessantly—that what we see never existed, that there is only "I". Flash--the dream will break! Think day and night, this universe is zero, only God is. Have intense desire to get free.

I was quite young when fortunately a book of his quotes found its way into my life. I was greatly influenced. My impressionable mind used to get completely blown away every time i read about His Power packed words. He had depth, dynamism, Intensity, clarity, straight forwardness and something so powerful that i used to almost get hypnotized reading about Him . He entered my thoughts, my dreams and awakened the spiritual curiosity in me. I thought about Him, dream t about him and as i grew up the same curiosity turned into longing. I consciously started looking for a platform through which i could do service because I was convinced that life without service is meaningless.

I was searching for something spiritual and as I heard about the Art of Living course I pounced on it … my prayer was answered..

Some of my favourite quotes...

Truth, purity and unselfishness—wherever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.

They alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

Soft-brained people, weak-minded, chicken-hearted, cannot find the truth. One has to be free, and as broad as the sky.

Stick to God! Who cares what comes to the body or to anything else! Through the terrors of evil, say—my God, my love! Through the pangs of death, say—my God, my love! Through all the evils under the sun, say my God, my love!


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  1. ... on October 2, 2008 at 4:59 PM  
  2. Biprashish said...

    Hey Rashmin,
    One of the reason I got attracted to your blog was the mention of Swami Vivekananda. Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by his work, his words, his life.

    One of his comments that has always stayed with me :

    " If you believe in three hundred & thirty million of your mythological Gods, & in all the Gods that the foreigners have introduced into your midst, & still have no faith in your Self, there is no salvation for you. The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves. That faith calls out the Divinity within. You can do anything. You can strive sufficiently to manifest infinite power. "

    Hope to share more & interact more with you ahead.

  3. ... on October 22, 2008 at 1:24 PM