Today is the 157th Birthday of Swami Vivekananda. He was a great monk. He was disciple of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. We pay our homage to this great spiritual leader !
Date of Birth: 12.01.1863
Original Name: Narendranath Datta
Nick name: Naren, Bile
Father: Viswanath Datta
Mother: Bhubaneswari Devi
He has 9 siblings.
Founder of Ramkrishna Mission (founded on 01.05.1897)
His disciple: Margaret Noble ( Later known as Sister Nivedita)
He passed away on 4th July,1902.
Quotes by Swami Vivekananda:
Arise,awake and do not stop until the goal is reached.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Material Science can only give worldly prosperity,whilst spiritual science is for eternal life.
Strength and manliness are virtue; weakness and cowardice are sin.
Independence is virtue;dependence is sin.
Faith in God and in one’s own self is virtue;doubt is sin.
Knowledge of oneness is virtue and seeing diversity is sin.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
All the powers in the Universe are ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry thinking that it is dark.
Pic : Collected