Inspiration : Sri Ramakrishna

A man must work. Only then can he see God. One day, in an exalted mood, I had a vision of the Haldarpukur. I saw a low-caste villager drawing water after pushing aside the green scum. Now and then he took up the water in the palm of his…

Inspiration : Sri Ramakrishna

What then is man's duty? What else can it be? It is just to take refuge in God and to pray to Him with a yearning heart for His vision. Sri Ramakrishna (The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Ramakrishna and Bankim Chandra, December 6,…

Inspiration : Sri Ramakrishna

God can be seen. He can be seen through the pure mind and the pure intelligence. Sri Ramakrishna ( The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Appendix A, 1881 ) তাঁকে দর্শন করা যায়। শুদ্ধ মন, শুদ্ধ বুদ্ধিতে দর্শন করা যায়। শ্রীরামকৃষ্ণ…

Inspiration : Sri Ramakrishna

There are two aspects of maya: vidya and avidya. Avidya deludes one with worldliness, and vidya — wisdom, devotion, and the company of holy men — leads one to God. Sri Ramakrishna (Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Appendix A, December 3,…

Inspiration : Sri Ramakrishna

If people feel sincere longing, they will find that all paths lead to God. But one should have nishtha, single-minded devotion. Sri Ramakrishna ( The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, May 27, 1883) ব্যাকুলতা থাকলে সব পথ দিয়েই তাঁকে…

Inspiration : Swami Vivekananda

The Soul is beyond life and death. You were never born, and you will never die. Birth and death belong to the body only. Swami Vivekananda (Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Vol 5, Notes from Lectures and Discourses, The Cosmos…

Inspiration : Swami Vivekananda

I want to see you die even, but you must make a fight. Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice. Swami Vivekananda (Letter to Swami Brahmananda, 21st November, 1899, New York) আমি চাই তোমরা…

Inspiration : Swami Vivekananda

The earth's bravest and best will have to sacrifice themselves for the good of many, for the welfare of all. Buddhas by the hundred are necessary with eternal love and pity. Swami Vivekananda (Letter to Sister Nivedita, 7 June 1896,…

Inspiration : Swami Vivekananda

I have experienced even in my insignificant life that good motives, sincerity, and infinite love can conquer the world. One single soul possessed of these virtues can destroy the dark designs of millions of hypocrites and brutes.…