Inspiring Thoughts Of Swami Vivekananda On Religion And Ethics Part 3

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This is Part - 1 of the Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on a very significant topic, Religion and Ethics. Whatever be the religion, and I feel, even if one does not seriously believe in any particular religion, Yet, some good idea of what is religion, what is its relationship with ethics, etc. constitute important issues. This is very necessary in the modern materialistic world. Please do read, all the parts, this is the Part 1 of the four parts, and then make up your mind, of course, for the better. Thank you for your patient reading.

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Inspiring Thoughts Of Swami Vivekananda On Religion And Ethics Part 3

  1. 1. Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Religion and Ethics ~ Part - 3 Submitted by Prof. V. Viswanadham
  2. 2. Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Religion and Ethics ~ Part - 3 Religion deals with the truths of the metaphysical world just as chemistry and the other natural sciences deal with the truths of the physical world. The book one must read to learn chemistry is the book of nature. The book from which to learn religion is your own mind and heart.
  3. 3. Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Religion and Ethics ~ Part - 3 The sage is often ignorant of the physical science because he reads the wrong book – the book within; and the scientist is too often ignorant of religion because he too reads the wrong book – the book without.
  4. 4. Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Religion and Ethics ~ Part - 3 You will find many persons in this world who will say: ‘I wanted to become religious, I wanted to realize these things, but I have not been able, so I do not believe anything.’ Even among the educated you will find these. … Every science has its own method of learning, and religion is to be learned the same way.
  5. 5. Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Religion and Ethics ~ Part - 3 We want to lead mankind to the place where there is neither the Vedas, nor the Bible, nor the Koran; yet this has to be done by harmonizing the Vedas, the Bible, and the Koran.
  6. 6. Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Religion and Ethics ~ Part - 3 Mankind ought to be taught that religions are but the varied expressions of THE RELIGION, which is Oneness, so that each may choose the path that suits him best.
  7. 7. Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Religion and Ethics ~ Part - 3 Be moral. Be brave. Be a heart-whole man – strictly moral, brave unto desperation. Don’t bother your head with religious theories. Cowards only sin, brave men never, no, not even in mind.
  8. 8. Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Religion and Ethics ~ Part - 3 The only definition that can be given of morality is: THAT WHICH IS SELFISH IS IMMORAL, AND THAT WHICH IS UNSELFISH IS MORAL.
  9. 9. Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on Religion and Ethics ~ Part - 3 Just one minute please! This is Part - 3 of the Inspiring Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on a very significant topic, Religion and Ethics. Whatever be the religion, and I feel, even if one does not seriously believe in any particular religion, yet, some good idea of what is religion, what is its relationship with ethics, etc. constitute important issues. This is very necessary in the modern materialistic world. Please do read, all the parts, and then make up your mind, of course, for the better. Thank you for your patient reading.

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