Saturday, June 26, 2010
Why I look at Vivekananda?
Recently one of my companions presents me a book about swami Vivekananda’s philosophy, as I am attracted in the motivating lexis of him. Throughout my youngster days I study a number of his writings as my daddy’s library includeS volumes of Vivekananda (his library was overflowing with Vivekananda, communism/ Marxism and Sigmund Freud) .
Alas I got an opening to study the book now only owing to a number of private tribulations. Now I am paying attention to talk about a quantity of his expressions which I am fond of. My best friends dispute that it is not an accurate time for me to read much philosophies and caution me don’t to examine a great deal of philosophy at this phase . But my argument is that vivekananda’s philosophy crafts us hovering.
Quotes like “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.” Make me in a constructive frame of mind plus I turn out to be aware that we can build our vision by optimistic judgment.
More than he says “All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. These expressions are indeed influential to compose me so secure.
Concerning realism he declares “After every happiness comes misery; they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature; both are chains--one iron, one gold; behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change; but the nature of the Atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it; we have it; only wash away the dross and see it” but it is unfortunate that generally people take pleasure in happiness as well as turn out to be dark in their unhappiness.
I don’t make out how much I am able to be successful with vivekananda’s philosophy but I will try as a lot as I am potent as of now .I wrap up my expressions through one more citation of him “Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” Don't die of fright…………………………..