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Vivekananda's Favorite Scriptural Quotes & his translations

Time Period: Wandering years. Swamiji found inspiration from a Hindi couplet etched on the walls of a sadhu's cottage in Vrindavan: O desire, you are the lowliest of the lowly like a woman of the caste of sweepers or tanners. Had you not come inside me, I would have remained a Brahman.
(Source: Reminiscences of Swami Turiyananda .)

in beauty the fear of age. He alone is fearless who has given up everything" (source: Vairagya-Shatakam . and all the cords of the heart are broken. in fame the fear of backbiters."In wealth is the fear of poverty. 'When desire is all gone.' Swami Vivekananda frequently quoted Hindu and other religions' scritpures. in success the fear of jealousy. 31) He quoted from the Katha Upanishad. even in body is the fear of death. in knowledge the fear of ignorance. then man attains to immortality. Everything in this earth is fraught with fear. as well as various sages .

February 1.: "'He stands on the heads of the Vedas!" say the Vedas. O Arjuna. by His illusive power causing all beings to revolve as though mounted on a potter's wheel.and saints of earlier periods. The following are some of the verses he quoted in lectures. 'Who is this Chandâla?' Others will know thee to be a sage. Sannyasin! Some will say. 1895)  "Go thou thy ways. 'Who is this mad man?' Others. for a more exact rendering -based on meaning which perhaps he better understood than the mere translater who works with dictionary. he said. So it is always. (Letter to Mary Hale . He goes straight on his own way. Sometimes.' [Bhagavad-Gitâ XVIII. Be glad at the prattle of the worldlings.February 1. letters and elsewhere:  'The Lord dwells in the hearts of all beings. he would freely translate these: striving. when a . it seems." Bhartrihari. but he cares not.61]  Of the Sannyasin. 1895)  "The elephant passing through the market-place is always beset by curs.' (Letter to Mary Hale . but perhaps without the direct realization of what the sage or rishi spoke of.

12..) "He who finds in the midst of intense activity the greatest rest. Do thou with all thy soul and heart take refuge in Him.) "To work you have the right. and worship. 41." (Ibid..) "Leaves and water and one flower — whosoever lays anything on my altar. All have to come to me. 6162. I receive it with equal delights. . I come down. whenever thou seest a great soul struggling to uplift mankind.) "Whenever virtue subsides and irreligion prevails. .February 1. 1895)  "None can go a day out of my path. 47. IV. but not to the fruits thereof. 8. II..great soul appears there will be numbers to bark after him.."(Ibid IX. making them turn upon His wheel. Therefore.." (Tulasidasa) (Letter to Mary Hale . 26."(Ibid. and through that I meet him. Whosoever wants to worship in whatsoever form. X. Again and again I come. know that I am come. and in the midst of the greatest rest intense activity.) "The Lord resides within the heart of the being.."(Ibid XVIII."(Gita. I give him faith in that form. he      . . IV.

But I work for work's sake. (Gita11.)  "Behold. through depths of      . 22-23.5) We have taken up the Cross. I am the Lord of the Universe. IV.) Making happiness and misery the same.70) Ever steeped in the darkness of ignorance. there would be chaos. fight thou on. staggering to and fro like the blind led by the blind (Katha Upanishad 1. yet considering themselves wise and learned. (Gita) Not he that lusts after objects of desire. ii. Every duty is bondage. I have no duty."(GITA. of affinities firmly established in previous incarnations. but he alone obtains peace in whom desires lose hemselves like river-water flowing into the ocean but leaving it unaffected and unmodified in spite of constant accession. Amen! (Imitation of Christ) It must be the memories." (GITA. 18. unwittingly recalled. making success and failure the same.has become a Yogi. III. Thou hast laid it upon us and grant us strength that we bear it unto death. the fools go round and round. If I ceased to work for a minute.

. Everything in this earth is fraught with fear. in fame the fear of backbiters. He alone is fearless who has given up everything. Featured Inspirational Bible Scripture 2Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. God (Jesus) Wake up. (Vairagya Shatakam 31) Sankhya. not the soul for nature. in beauty the fear of age. ( Kalidasa's Shakantalam Act V)  None is good. I pray that you find what you are looking for. save One. that is. Though our outer self is wasting away.heart. For the things that are seen are transient. If you are reading this today. but the things that are unseen are eternal. as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. our inner self is being renewed day by day. even in body is the fear of death. stop not until the goal is reached. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison."    The Bible is a great place to look for inspiration.(Vedas) In wealth is the fear of poverty. "The whole of nature is for the soul. If you need even more Bible verses you might be interested in checking out this these Bible verses by topic. You will find many topics of the Bible listed here with several verses and quotes about each topic. I assume you are in need of inspiration or are looking for some inspiring scriptures to send to someone in need. in success the fear of jealousy. in knowledge the fear of ignorance.

for his steadfast love endures forever.” Inspirational Because of God’s Love Romans 8:37-39 No. so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body. for if they had. 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. nor anything else in all creation. Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. If I am to live in the flesh. a mighty one who will save. by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. he will exult over you with loud singing. nor height nor depth. and from it we await a Savior. Inspiration Through God’s Promises Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God. for the former things have passed away. nor pain anymore. nor crying. the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments. and death shall be no more. that you may be able to endure it. declares the LORD. I will help you. the Lord Jesus Christ. I will counsel you with my eye upon you. I will strengthen you. that means fruitful labor for me. to a thousand generations Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. which God decreed before the ages for our glory. plans for welfare and not for evil. Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven. for I am your God. but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape. he will quiet you by his love. and to die is gain. truly. Inspiration Because of Our Future In Heaven 1 Corinthians 2:7-9 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God. For I am sure that neither death nor life. for that is far better. nor the heart of man imagined. I say to you. he will rejoice over you with gladness. . He trains my hands for war. But. I am hard pressed between the two. nor things present nor things to come. God is faithful. nor ear heard. will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. nor angels nor rulers. for I am with you. that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. Inspiration and Strength Isaiah 41:10 fear not. be not dismayed. None of the rulers of this age understood this. nor powers. whoever believes has eternal life.Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. Psalm 18:32-34 the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst. 1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him. My desire is to depart and be with Christ. Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing. as it is written. and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. to give you a future and a hope. neither shall there be mourning. John 6:47 Truly.”What no eye has seen. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Inspiration Through Hope Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you. what God has prepared for those who love him” Philippians 1:21-23 For to me to live is Christ. they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

The reward of one will not decrease the reward of the others. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth. Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. Unless You are satisfied with us ALLAH! Don't let us die. she will receive the reward for what she has spent. and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Unless Muhammad ‫ و س لم ع ل يه هللا ص لي‬is proud of us ALLAH Don't let us die. so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.5052 (OMER) Ya Allah! You hear my words. Anyone who does not love does not know God. for his steadfast love endures forever. Unless we are true Muslims ALLAH! Don't let us die. You behold my situation. and then you will have good success. for love is from God." [Bukhari Book:24 No:506 (OMER) The Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Aalaihi Wasallam) said: “ Whoever is offered an apology from a fellow Muslim should accept it unless he knows that the person apologizing is being dishonest . It is me alone who is in need. Unless everyone that we may have hurt have forgiven us ALLAH! Don't let us die. let us love one another. For then you will make your way prosperous.1 John 4:7-8 Beloved. You know what is open and what is hidden within me. who loved me and gave himself for me. It is no longer I who live. because God is love. Unless we have received the key to Your Garden of Peace. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left. Vol Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya ALLAH! Don't let us die. in prostration & utter helplessness. Unless our families are happy with us ALLAH! Don't let us die. Unless the strength of our Imaan is what you want it to be ALLAH! Don't let us die. being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Ameen . that you may have good success wherever you go. but Christ who lives in me.” ——— Mishkat al Tabrizi. a humble seeker of your Forgivesness. and her husband will receive the reward because of his earning. and the storekeeper will also have a reward similar to it. with trembling & fear. nothing is hidden from You. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. Hadith no. Unless our hearts are clean ALLAH! Don't let us die. Do not be frightened. whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? Read more: http://www. for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. Ameen Ya ALLAH (OMER) llah's Apostle (sallallähu alaihi wasallam) said. He will not leave you or forsake you. I beseech You with humility in my heart. Do not fear or be in dread of them. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. but you shall meditate on it day and night. Unless the tears in our eyes when we cry to You are crystal clear ALLAH! Don't let us die. "When a woman gives in charity some of the foodstuff (which she has in her house) without spoiling it. and do not be dismayed.” Joshua 1:7-9 Only be strong and very courageous. Inspiring Bible Verses About Courage Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous.” Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation.

The Bhagavad Gita tags: holding-back. The Bhagavad Gita tags: inspirational 51 people liked it like “The power of God is with you at all times.Proud Muslimah O Allah! You have made my body beautiful when looking into a mirror. Ameen! -F. Bhagavad Gita: El Canto del Senor .02 average rating.D The Bhagavad Gita Quotes Want to Read Rate this book 1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars The Bhagavad Gita by Anonymous 21.” ― Anonymous. life-lessons 625 people liked it like “A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place. and when we expect nothing in return” ― Anonymous. beautify my character in the mirror of peoples eyes. 785 reviews buy a copy The Bhagavad Gita Quotes (showing 1-21 of 21) “It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection. and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument. 4. breathing.684 ratings. senses. through the activities of mind. and emotions.” ― Anonymous.

renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Purohit Swami]” ― Anonymous. [Trans.” ― A. inspirational. life. but the wise see them as the same. Spirituality implies equanimity. The Bhagavad Gita tags: equanimity. either here or in the world to come” ― Anonymous.” ― Anonymous. spirituality 32 people liked it like “No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end. anger and greed. hinduism. The Bhagavad Gita tags: eastern-philosophy.” ― Anonymous. spiritual 38 people liked it like “Curving back within myself I create again and again. god. human.tags: bhagavad-gita. wisdom 23 people liked it like “Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine. religious. The Bhagavad Gita tags: 200-bce 23 people liked it like “The immature think that knowledge and action are different. The Bhagavad Gita 33 people liked it like “Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation. spiritual .C.” ― Anonymous. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda. hindu. The Bhagavad Gita 28 people liked it like “Hell has three hates: lust. Bhagavad Gita: El Canto del Senor tags: religion.

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