3 OVERVIEW OF VIVEKANANDA Born in Calcutta in 1863.Contact of Ramkrishna change Narendra’s life.Became world famous at Chicago in1883.“jiva is shiva”.“Awake, arise & stop not till the goal is reached.”He founded Ramkrishna mission in 1897.
4 BIOGRAPHY ( )Swami vivekananda’s inspiring personality was well known both in India & America.The unknown monk of India suddenly leapt into fame at Parliament of Religion held in Chicago in 1893.In the course of short of 39 years of which only 10 were devoted to public activities.He gave: gyan yog, bhakti yog,karma yog,raj yog.
5 Birth & ChildhoodSwami Vivekananda was born Narendranath Datta on 12 January 1863 in Calcutta in a respectable middle-class.His father, Viswanath Dutta, was an attorney and was a lover of the arts and literature.
6 Continue…..On the other hand, Narendra’s mother, Bhubaneshwari Devi, was a pious, kind-hearted lady, devoted to the Hindu traditions.Narendranath had varied interests & wide range of scholarship in philosophy, history, social sciences, art and other subjects.He evinced much interest in spiritual text.
7 College & Brahmo samajVivekananda strated his education at home,later he joined metropolitan institution of ishwarchandra vidyasagar in 1871 and he passed the entrance examination of presidency college, colcutta.Narendranath became the member of a Freemason's lodge and the breakaway faction from the Brahmo samaj led by kesab chandra sen another Freemason.
8 Continue…His initial beliefs were shaped by Brahmo concepts, which include belief in a formless God and deprecation of the worship of idols.Not satisfied with his knowledge of Philosophy, he wondered if God and religion could be made a part of one's growing experiences and deeply internalized. Narendra went about asking prominent residents of contemporary Calcutta whether they had come "face to face with God. but could not get answers which satisfied him.
11 THOUGHTS We are what out thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think.Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
12 CONCENTRATIONWhen an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed in toan actual physical or mental state.
13 COMMITMENTEven a fool can accomplish a task if it were after his or her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their heart
14 GOAL Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it.Live on that idea.Let the brain, muscles, nerves,every part of your body Be full of that idea.This the way to“SUCCESS”.
15 EDUCATIONEducation is the manifestation ofperfection already in man.
16 WORKEvery duty is holy, and devotion to duty is the highest form of the worship of God.When you are doing any work, do not think of anything beyond. Do it as worship,As the highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being.
17 CHARACTER Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning, it is CHARACTERthat can cleave through adamantinewalls of difficulties.
18 It is good to be born a child; but bad to remain a child MATURITYIt is good to be born a child;but bad to remain a child
19 If you think that the infinite power, infinite knowledge,and indomitable energylie within you, and if you can bring out that power,You also can be like Me.
26 “All the power is within you; you can do anything and everything “All the power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that; don’t believe that you are weak. Stand up and express the divinity with in you”
27 “What ever you think, that you will be “What ever you think, that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; if you think yourself strong; strong you will be”
28 “Stand and die in your own strength; if there is any sin in the world, it is weakness; avoid all weakness, for weakness is sin, weakness is death”
29 “Neither money pays, nor name pays, nor fame, nor learning; it is CHARACTER that cleave through adamantine walls of difference”
30 “He is an atheist who does not believe in himself “He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religion said that he was an atheist who does not believe in God. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself”
32 “Help if you can; if you cannot, fold your hands and stand by and see things go on. Do not injure, if you cannot render help”
33 “Three things are necessary to make every man great, every nation great” Conviction of the powers of goodnessAbsence of jealousy and suspicionHelping all who are trying to be and do good
34 “Are you unselfish. That is the question “Are you unselfish? That is the question. If you are, you will be perfect without reading a single religious book, without going into a single church or temple.”
35 “Misery comes through attachment, not through work “Misery comes through attachment, not through work. As soon as we identify ourselves with work we do, we feel miserable; but if we don’t identify ourselves with it, we do not feel that misery”
36 “Nature wants us to react, to return blow for blow, cheating for cheating, lie for lie, to hit back with all our might, then it requires a super divine power not hit back, to keep control, to be unattached”
37 “Always first learn to be a servant, and then you will be fit to be a master. Avoid this jealousy, and you will do great works that have yet to be done”
38 “You must have an iron will if you would cross the ocean “You must have an iron will if you would cross the ocean. You must be strong enough to pierce mountains”
39 “Take up one idea, make that one idea your life, think of it, dream of it, live of it, let the brain, muscle, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way great spiritual giants are produced, others are mere talking machines”
40 “Your country requires heroes; be heroes; your duty is to go on working, and then everything will follow of itself”