Wednesday, 1 May 2013

4th March in Swami Vivekananda Life


4 March :
 
4 Mar 1896 : Lecture: "The Ideal of a Universal Religion" at Detroit

4 Mar 1900 : Letters: Mrs. Ole Bull - I can use my voice, however, to make 3,000 people hear me, as I did twice in Oakland, ...In this world of Maya one need not injure, but "spread the hood, without striking". That is enough.
 
Things must get round; if they don't, it is all right.
 
and Sister Nivedita - I don't want to work. I want to be quiet and rest. I know the time and the place; but the fate or Karma, I think, drives me on — work, work. We are like cattle driven to the slaughter-house — hastily nibbling a bite of grass on the roadside as they are driven along under the whip. And all this is our work, our fear — fear, the beginning of misery, of disease, etc. By being nervous and fearful we injure others, by being so fearful to hurt we hurt more. By trying so much to avoid evil we fall into its jaws.
 
What a mass of namby-pamby nonsense we create round ourselves!! It does us no good, it leads us on to the very thing we try to avoid — misery. ...
 
Oh, to become fearless, to be daring, to be careless of everything! . . .\


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