Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Meandering on the path . . .

Today is the birthday of Narendranath Dutta (January 12, 1863–July 4, 1902), Hindu mystic and reformer. He is best known as Swami Vivekananda, the founder of the Ramakrishna Mission. He became the leading interpreter of Yoga and Hinduism in the West.

"We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act."
-Swami Vivekananda

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

"The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illumine."
- Swami Vivekananda

"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."
- Swami Vivekananda

"The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all."
- Swami Vivekananda

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