May be could call this session o blog THE AWAKENING on behalf of the book from which I got the

following quotes of SWAMI VIVEKANANDA. Think you do know, this person is inspirational and I thought o instilling some hope, courage, vigor and remind you the character of yours and ask you to be yourself. You can see some 20 may be quotes from the book called THE AWAKENING. If you want this whole book of quotes, please do contact Ramakrishna Mutt, Domalguda, Hyderabad-29.

³We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is

a spirit of philanthropy and the courage of a lion ± is it worth the name?´ ³The more the power of concentration. which does not bring out strength of character.expanded. not the collecting of Facts´ ³Bring light to the ignorant. and more light to the educated for the vanities of the education of our time are tremendous´ ³The education which does not help individuals to equip for the struggle of life. and by which one can stand on ones feet´ ³To me the very Essence of education is concentration of mind. the more knowledge is .

because concentration is the one and only method of acquiring knowledge´ ³If you have assimilated five ideas. Love never asks. Love loves for the sake of love itself´ . he is of the world. never begs. you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library´ ³All knowledge depends upon the calmness of mind´ ³When a man is under the control of senses. the world is of him´ ³So long as there is fear it is not love. and made them your life and character.acquired. When he has controlled the senses.

and the whole Universe will be yours´ ³The road to good is the roughest and the steepest in the Universe. It is wonder that so many succeed. and before you have seen the end. no wonder that so many fall´ ³God blesses those families where women are happy and well treated´ ³Take one thing up and do it.³Accept the µBeneficial¶ and discard the µPleasant¶´ ³Conquer yourself. do not give up´ . and see the end of it.

Know that though one may be a little bubble and another may be a mountain high wave. but thinking of strength´ ³First have faith in yourselves. therefore make your own future´ ³All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles´ ³The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness.³Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles´ ³All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. yet behind both the bubble and the wave there is the infinite ocean´ .

intellectually. do not become others´ ³Hold the ideal a thousand times. Awake. but bring it in. and fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment´ ³The way is very difficult. and stop not till the goal is reached´ ³Anything that makes you weak physically. Arise. reject it as poison´ ³Learn everything that is good from others. and if you fail a thousand times.³It is the fear that is the cause of our owes. Yet despair not. make the attempt once more´ . and spiritually. and in your own way absorb it. like walking on the edge of a razor.

and then you will be fit to be a master´ .³Stand up. be bold. be strong and know that you are the creator of your own destiny´ ³All the secret of success is to pay as much attention to the means as to the end´ ³One ounce of practice is worth twenty thousand tons of big talk´ ³We must point out not that people are making in thoughts and actions. but which they will gradually do these things better´ the mistakes their the way in be able to ³Learn obedience first. Always learn to be a servant.

³If you can lay down your head for the cause. then only you can be a leader. they are quite natural. And the result is zero ± nobody listens to us´ ³Pull yourself out of difficulties by yourself! There is none to help you ± never was´ ³He is an atheist who does not believe in himself´ ³Never mind failures. They are the beauty of life. what would life be without them? . but we all want to be leaders without making the necessary sacrifice.

it is the Character that can cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties´ ³Whatever you think. nor name. nor learning. that you will be. If you think yourselves strong. nor fame.³Neither money pays. that you will be´ . If you think yourselves weak. that you will be.