Wednesday, 17 April 2013

17th January in Swami Vivekananda Life

17th January

17 Jan 1895 : Letter to Swami Trigunitananda : You must be strong enough to pierce mountains. .. We shall set the world on fire — let those who will, join us and be blessed, and those that won't come, will lag behind for ever and ever; let them do so. You gird up your loins and keep yourself ready . . . . Never mind anything! In your lips and hands the Goddess of Learning will make Her seat; the Lord of infinite power will be seated on your chest; you will do works that will strike the world with wonder.
 
17 Jan 1896 : Lecture on 'Immortality' : the question the immortality of the human soul has been asked a greater number of times....Everywhere circles are being completed, birth, growth, development, and decay following each other with mathematical precision. This is our everyday experience. ...every evolution presupposes an involution. Nothing can be evolved which is not already there....The effect is the cause manifested. ...everything in this universe is indestructible. There is nothing new; there will be nothing new.....First, here is the body, second, the mind, or instrument of thought, and third behind this mind is the Self of man. The Sanskrit word is Atman....You are the Soul of this universe. You are the sun, moon, and stars, it is you that are shining everywhere. The whole universe is you. Whom are you going to hate or to fight? Know, then, that thou art He, and model your whole life accordingly; and he who knows this and models his life accordingly will no more grovel in darkness.