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The book "His Call to the Nation" having messages of Swami Vivekananda, published by Ramakrishna mission, has inspired many achievers in the last century. Anna Hazare who fought against corruption in …

The book "His Call to the Nation" having messages of Swami Vivekananda, published by Ramakrishna mission, has inspired many achievers in the last century. Anna Hazare who fought against corruption in India is one among them and this is the same book inspired him to dedicate himself for the service of the nation.

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  • 1. HIS CALL TO THE NATIONSwami Vivekananda
  • 2. The new religionsays that he is anatheist who doesnot believe inhimself.
  • 3. The history of the worldis the history of a fewmen who had faith inthemselves. That faithcalls the divinity within.You can do anything.You fail only when youdo not strive sufficientlyto manifest infinitepower. As soon as a manor a nation loses faith,death comes.
  • 4. Never think there is anythingimpossible for the soul.It is greatest hearsay to think so. If thereis sin, this is the only sin to say that youare weak, or others are weak.
  • 5. Be free; hope fornothing fromanyone. I am sure, ifyou look back uponyour lives, you willfind that you werealways trying to gethelp from others,which never came.All the help that hascome was fromwithin yourselves.
  • 6. Never Even time say, ‘No’, and spacenever say, are as‘I cannot’, nothing for you compared are with your infinite. nature.YOU CAN DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING, YOU ARE ALMIGHTY.
  • 7. If there is one word you find coming like a bomb from the Upnishads, bursting like a bomb-shell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word, fearlessness.
  • 8. “If you look, you will find that Ihave never quoted anything butthe Upnishads. And of theUpnishads, it is only that oneidea, STRENGTH.The quintessenceof the Vedas and ”Vedanta and all liesin that word.
  • 9. Be strong,my young friends, that is myadvice to you. You will be nearerto heaven through football thanthrough study of the Gita. Theseare bold words, but I have tosay them, for I love you.
  • 10. I know where the shoe pinches. Ihave gained a little experience. You will understand the Gita better with your biceps, your muscles, a little stronger.
  • 11. This is one question I put to every men…..Are you strong?Do you feel strength?– for I know it is the truth alonethat gives strength…….Strength isthe medicine for the world’sdisease
  • 12. S t r e ng t h i s l i f e ; w e a k n e s s i s d e a t h .
  • 13. This is a great fact;Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
  • 14. To succeed, you must havetremendous perseverance,tremendous will. ‘I will drinkthe ocean’, says the persevering soul,‘at my will, mountains will crumbleup.’ Have that sort of energy, that work hard, andsort of will;you will reach the goal.
  • 15. Men, men, these arewanted; everything elsewill be ready, but strong,vigorous, believing youngmen, sincere to thebackbone, are wanted. Ahundred such and theworld becomerevolutionized.
  • 16. Are not drums made in the country? Are nottrumpets and kettle-drums available in India?
  • 17. Make the boys hearthe deep-toned sound of these instruments.Hearing from boyhood the sound of those other effeminate forms of music, …… the country is well-nigh converted into a country of women.
  • 18. “Death is better than avegetating ignorantlife; it is better to dieon the battle-field thanto live a life of defeat.”
  • 19. Can anything be done unlesseverybody exerts himself to hisutmost? ‘It is the man of action, thelion-heart that the Goddess of Wealthresorts to.’ No need of looking behind.FORWARD!We want infinite energy, infinite zeal,infinite courage, and infinitepatience, then only great things beachieved.
  • 20. Let people say whatever they like,stick to your own convictions, andrest assured, the world will be atyour feet. They say, ‘have faith in thisfellow, or that fellow’, but I say, ‘Havefaith in yourself – all power is in you– be conscious and bring it out’. Say,‘I can do everything’. ‘Even thepoison of snake is powerless, if youcan firmly deny it.’
  • 21. Once when I was in Varanasi, I was passing through a place where there was a large tank of water on one side and high wall on the other. It was in the grounds where there were many monkeys. The monkeys of Varanasi are huge brutes and sometimes surly. They now took it into their heads not to allow me to pass through their street, so they howled and shrieked and clutched at my feet as I passed. As they pressed closer, I began to run, but the faster I ran, the faster came the monkeys, and they began to bite at me.It seemed impossible to escape, but just then I met a strangerwho called to me, ‘Face the brutes’. I turned and faced themonkeys, and they fell back and finally fled. That is the lesson forall life – face the terrible, face it boldly.
  • 22. The more this power ofconcentration, the more knowledge is acquired, because this is the one andonly method of acquiring knowledge.
  • 23. 90% of thought-force is wasted by the ordinaryhuman being, therefore he isconstantly committing blunders;the trained man or mind nevermakes a mistake.
  • 24. What work you do except from the men of little hearts?Nothing in the world!You must have an ironwill if you would cross the ocean. You must be strong enough to pierce mountains.
  • 25. Whatever you do, devote yourwhole mind, heart and soul to it. Ionce met a great sannyasi, whocleansed his brass cookingutensils, making them shine likegold, with as much care andattention as he bestowed on hisworship and meditation.
  • 26. Make your own future. ‘Let the dead pastbury its dead.’ The infinite future is beforeyou, and you must always remember thateach word, thought and deed lays up astore for you, and that as the badthoughts and bad works are ready tospring upon like tigers, so also there is theinspiring hope that the good thoughts andgood deeds are ready with the power ofhundred thousand angels to defend youalways and for ever.
  • 27. ‘It is the coward and the fool whosays, “This is my fate”’ – so saysthe Sanskrit proverb. But it is thestrong man who stands up andsays, ‘I will make my own fate’. Itis people who are getting old whotalk of fate. Young men generallydo not come to astrology.’
  • 28. If you really want to judge the character of aman, look not at his great performances.Every fool may become a hero at one timeor another. Watch a man do his mostcommon actions; those are indeed thethings which will tell you the real characterof a great man. Great occasions rouse eventhe lowest of human beings to some kind ofgreatness, but he alone is the really greatman whose character is great always, thesame wherever he be.
  • 29. The road to theGood is the roughest and steepest in the universe. It is a wonder that so many succeed, no wonder that somany fall. Character has to beestablished through a thousand stumbles.
  • 30. Each work has to passthrough these stages– ridicule, opposition,and then acceptance.Each man who thinks ahead of his timeis sure to be misunderstood. So theopposition and persecution arewelcome, only I have to be steady andpure and must have immense faith inGod, and all these will vanish.
  • 31. Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifestthis divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy – by one, or more, or all of these – and be free. This is the whole ofreligion. Doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details.
  • 32. 3 things are necessary to makeevery man great, every nation great. 1. Conviction of the powers of goodness. 2. Absence of jealousy and suspicion. 3. Helping all who are trying to be and do good.
  • 33. A hundred thousand men and women,fired with the zeal of holiness, fortifiedwith eternal faith in Lord, and nerved tolion’s courage by their sympathy for thepoor and the fallen and thedowntrodden, will go over the lengthand breadth of the land, preaching thegospel of salvation, the gospel of help,the gospel of social raising-up – thegospel of equality.
  • 34. My boy, if you have any respect for my words,the first thing I will advice you to do is to throwopen all the doors and windows of your room.In your quarter there are lots of poor peoplesunk in degradation and misery. You will have togo to them and serve them with your zeal andenthusiasm. Arrange to distribute medicines tothose who are sick, and nurse them with allcare, supply food to him who is starving, teachwith as much as lies in you to the ignorant; andif you begin to serve your brethren in this wise,I tell you, my child, you will surely get peaceand consolation.
  • 35. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on thatidea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea alone. This is the way to success.
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