INSPIRING THOUGHTS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA ON FAITH AND STRENGTH Submitted by  Prof. V. Viswanadham
<ul><li>The history of the world  </li></ul><ul><li>is the history of a few men  </li></ul><ul><li>who had faith in themse...
<ul><li>He is an atheist  </li></ul><ul><li>who does not believe </li></ul><ul><li>in himself.  </li></ul><ul><li>The old ...
<ul><li>Faith, faith, faith in ourselves,  </li></ul><ul><li>faith, faith in God,  </li></ul><ul><li>this is the secret of...
<ul><li>Never think there is anything </li></ul><ul><li>impossible for the soul. …  </li></ul><ul><li>If there is sin, thi...
<ul><li>Whatever you think,  </li></ul><ul><li>that you will be.  </li></ul><ul><li>If you think yourselves weak, weak you...
<ul><li>Never say, ‘NO’;  </li></ul><ul><li>never say, ‘I cannot’,  </li></ul><ul><li>for you are infinite.  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Never mind the struggles,  </li></ul><ul><li>the mistakes. …  </li></ul><ul><li>never mind these failures,  </li><...
<ul><li>The remedy for weakness  </li></ul><ul><li>is not brooding over weakness,  </li></ul><ul><li>but thinking of stren...
<ul><li>If there is one word  </li></ul><ul><li>that you find coming  </li></ul><ul><li>like a bomb  </li></ul><ul><li>fro...
<ul><li>If you look,  </li></ul><ul><li>you will find that  </li></ul><ul><li>I have never quoted anything </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Be strong,  </li></ul><ul><li>my young friends,  </li></ul><ul><li>that is my advice to you.  </li></ul><ul><li>Yo...
<ul><li>This is the one question </li></ul><ul><li>I put to every man. …  </li></ul><ul><li>Are you Strong?  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>This is the great fact: </li></ul><ul><li>Strength is life;  </li></ul><ul><li>weakness is death.  </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>To succeed,  </li></ul><ul><li>you must have  </li></ul><ul><li>tremendous perseverance,  </li></ul><ul><li>tremen...
<ul><li>Men, men, these are wanted:  </li></ul><ul><li>everything else will be ready,  </li></ul><ul><li>but strong, vigor...
<ul><li>Can anything be done  </li></ul><ul><li>unless everybody exerts himself  </li></ul><ul><li>to his utmost?  </li></...
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Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Faith and Strength

  1. 1. INSPIRING THOUGHTS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA ON FAITH AND STRENGTH Submitted by Prof. V. Viswanadham
  2. 2. <ul><li>The history of the world </li></ul><ul><li>is the history of a few men </li></ul><ul><li>who had faith in themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>That faith calls out </li></ul><ul><li>the divinity within. </li></ul><ul><li>You can do anything. </li></ul><ul><li>You fail only when you </li></ul><ul><li>do not strive sufficiently </li></ul><ul><li>to manifest infinite power. </li></ul><ul><li>As soon as a man or a nation </li></ul><ul><li>loses faith, death comes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>He is an atheist </li></ul><ul><li>who does not believe </li></ul><ul><li>in himself. </li></ul><ul><li>The old religions said </li></ul><ul><li>that he was an atheist </li></ul><ul><li>who did not believe in God. </li></ul><ul><li>The new religion says </li></ul><ul><li>that he is an atheist </li></ul><ul><li>who does not believe in himself. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, </li></ul><ul><li>faith, faith in God, </li></ul><ul><li>this is the secret of greatness. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have faith </li></ul><ul><li>in … your mythological gods, </li></ul><ul><li>and still have no faith in yourselves, </li></ul><ul><li>there is no salvation for you. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Never think there is anything </li></ul><ul><li>impossible for the soul. … </li></ul><ul><li>If there is sin, this is the only sin – </li></ul><ul><li>to say that you are weak, </li></ul><ul><li>or others are weak. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Whatever you think, </li></ul><ul><li>that you will be. </li></ul><ul><li>If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; </li></ul><ul><li>if you think yourselves strong, </li></ul><ul><li>strong you will be. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Never say, ‘NO’; </li></ul><ul><li>never say, ‘I cannot’, </li></ul><ul><li>for you are infinite. </li></ul><ul><li>Even time and space </li></ul><ul><li>are nothing </li></ul><ul><li>compared with your nature. </li></ul><ul><li>You can do anything and </li></ul><ul><li>everything, </li></ul><ul><li>you are almighty. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Never mind the struggles, </li></ul><ul><li>the mistakes. … </li></ul><ul><li>never mind these failures, </li></ul><ul><li>these little backslidings; </li></ul><ul><li>hold the ideal a thousand times; </li></ul><ul><li>and if you fail a thousand times </li></ul><ul><li>make the attempt once more. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The remedy for weakness </li></ul><ul><li>is not brooding over weakness, </li></ul><ul><li>but thinking of strength. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach men of the strength </li></ul><ul><li>that is already within them. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>If there is one word </li></ul><ul><li>that you find coming </li></ul><ul><li>like a bomb </li></ul><ul><li>from the Upanishads, </li></ul><ul><li>bursting like a bomb-shell </li></ul><ul><li>upon masses of ignorance, </li></ul><ul><li>it is the word, </li></ul><ul><li>FEARLELESSNESS. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>If you look, </li></ul><ul><li>you will find that </li></ul><ul><li>I have never quoted anything </li></ul><ul><li>but the Upanishads. </li></ul><ul><li>And of the Upanishads, </li></ul><ul><li>it is only that one idea </li></ul><ul><li>STRENGTH. </li></ul><ul><li>The quintessence of </li></ul><ul><li>the Vedas and Vedanta </li></ul><ul><li>and all lies in that one word. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Be strong, </li></ul><ul><li>my young friends, </li></ul><ul><li>that is my advice to you. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be nearer to heaven </li></ul><ul><li>through football </li></ul><ul><li>than through the study </li></ul><ul><li>of the GEETHA. … </li></ul><ul><li>You will understand </li></ul><ul><li>the GEETHA better </li></ul><ul><li>with your biceps, your muscles, </li></ul><ul><li>a little stronger. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>This is the one question </li></ul><ul><li>I put to every man. … </li></ul><ul><li>Are you Strong? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you feel strength? – </li></ul><ul><li>for I know it is truth alone </li></ul><ul><li>that gives strength. … </li></ul><ul><li>Strength is the medicine </li></ul><ul><li>for the world’s disease. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>This is the great fact: </li></ul><ul><li>Strength is life; </li></ul><ul><li>weakness is death. </li></ul><ul><li>Strength is felicity, </li></ul><ul><li>life eternal, immortal; </li></ul><ul><li>weakness is constant strain </li></ul><ul><li>and misery, </li></ul><ul><li>weakness is death. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>To succeed, </li></ul><ul><li>you must have </li></ul><ul><li>tremendous perseverance, </li></ul><ul><li>tremendous will. … </li></ul><ul><li>Have that sort of energy, </li></ul><ul><li>that sort of will; </li></ul><ul><li>work hard, and </li></ul><ul><li>you will reach the goal. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Men, men, these are wanted: </li></ul><ul><li>everything else will be ready, </li></ul><ul><li>but strong, vigorous, believing </li></ul><ul><li>young men , </li></ul><ul><li>sincere to the backbone, </li></ul><ul><li>are wanted. </li></ul><ul><li>A hundred such </li></ul><ul><li>and the world </li></ul><ul><li>becomes revolutionized. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Can anything be done </li></ul><ul><li>unless everybody exerts himself </li></ul><ul><li>to his utmost? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ It is the man of action, </li></ul><ul><li>the lion-heart, </li></ul><ul><li>that the Goddess of Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>resorts to.’ </li></ul><ul><li>No need of looking behind. </li></ul><ul><li>FORWARD! </li></ul><ul><li>We want infinite energy, </li></ul><ul><li>infinite zeal, </li></ul><ul><li>infinite courage, </li></ul><ul><li>and infinite patience, </li></ul><ul><li>then only will great things </li></ul><ul><li>be achieved. </li></ul>
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