Remembering Swami Vivekananda: 8 Inspiring Quotes By The Indian Monk

​Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk, philosopher, and author. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian teachings of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. On his death anniversary today, here are 8 inspiring quotes by Swami Vivekananda.

On growing from the inside“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.”

On heart vs. brain “In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. ”

On true success“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”

On greatest religion“The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.”

On being dareful“Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life. ”

On thoughts“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. ”

On giving up to God “Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done.' We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.”

On comfort “Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.”

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