Friday, 19 September 2014

Changing Nature,Unchanging Soul

Swami Vivekananda says :

The earth moves, causing the illusion of the movement of the sun; but the sun does not move. So Prakriti, or Maya, or Nature, is moving, changing, unfolding veil after veil, turning over leaf after leaf of this grand book — while the witnessing soul drinks in knowledge, unmoved, unchanged. All souls that ever have been, are, or shall be, are all in the present tense and — to use a material simile — are all standing at one geometrical point. Because the idea of space does occur in the soul, therefore all that were ours, are ours, and will be ours, are always with us, were always with us, and will be always with us. We are in them. They are in us.

Each soul is a star, and all stars are set in that infinite azure, that eternal sky, the Lord. There is the root, the reality, the real individuality of each and all. Religion began with the search after some of these stars that had passed beyond our horizon, and ended in finding them all in God, and ourselves in the same place. The whole secret is, then, that your father has given up the old garment he was wearing and is standing where he was through all eternity (V, 68 - 69)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Journey of Truth : Vivekananda Kendra News


If you are really pure, how do you see the impure? For what is within, is without. We cannot see impurity without having it inside ourselves. This is one of the practical sides of Vedanta, and I hope that we shall all try to carry it into our lives.
- Swami Vivekananda  (CW-II, 327)
 
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NAME OF THE SHIBIR

DATES

AGE

Years

CAMP DONATION

Spiritual Retreat (Eng)

5 - 11 Feb

18 to 60

Rs. 1500/-

Spiritual Retreat (Hindi)

5 - 11 Feb

18 to 60

Rs. 1500/-

Yoga Shiksha Shibir (Eng)

05 - 19 May

18 to 50

Rs. 2000/-

Yoga Shiksha Shibir (Hindi)

05 - 19 May

18 to 50

Rs. 2000/-

Spiritual Retreat (Eng)

08 - 14 Aug

18 to 60

Rs. 1500/-

Spiritual Retreat (Hindi)

08 – 14 Aug

18 to 60

Rs. 1500/-

Yoga Shiksha Shibir (Eng)

01- 15 Dec

18 to 50

Rs. 2000/-

Yoga Shiksha Shibir (Hindi)

01- 15 Dec

18 to 50

Rs. 2000/-

Yoga Shiksha Shibir (Hindi) at Kashmir #

12-21 June

18 to 50

Rs. 3000/-


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Freed from attachment, non-egoistic, endowed with courage and enthusiasm and unperturbed by success or failure, the worker is known as a pure (Sattvika) one. Four outstanding and essential qualities of a worker. - Bhagwad Gita : XVIII-26

Sacrifice is Necessary

Swami Vivekananda says

"Comfort" is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being "comfortable". If one intends to really find truth, one must not cling to comfort. It is hard to let all go, but the Jnâni must do it. He must become pure, kill out all desires and cease to identify himself with the body. Then and then only, the higher truth can shine in his soul. Sacrifice is necessary, and this immolation of the lower self is the underlying truth that has made sacrifice a part of all religions. All the propitiatory offerings to the gods were but dimly understood types of the only sacrifice that is of any real value, the surrender of the apparent self, through which alone we can realise the higher Self, the Âtman.

The Jnani must not try to preserve the body, nor even wish to do so. He must be strong and follow truth, though the universe fall. Those who follow "fads" can never do this. It is a life-work, nay, the work of a hundred lives! Only the few dare to realise the God within, to renounce heaven and Personal God and all hope of reward. A firm will is needed to do this; to be even vacillating is a sign of tremendous weakness. Man always is perfect, or he never could become so; but he had to realise it. (VIII, 14)