God-vision is the true aim of human life, for that alone can give us real and lasting satisfaction.
(The Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna, p 375 )
ভগবানের দর্শনলাভই হল মানবজীবনের চরম লক্ষ্য, কারণ একমাত্র সেটিই আমাদের…
God can be realized much more tangibly than a man feels the presence of the companion with whom he is walking.
(The Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna, p 359)
একজন পথ চলার সাথীর থেকেও বেশি স্পষ্ট ভাবে ঈশ্বরের…
Strike a light, sit not in darkness and sorrow.
Do always better and be happy.
(Complete Works, Vol IX, Newspaper Reports, The Hindu Optimistic)
सर्वस्य बुद्धिरूपेण जनस्य हृदि संस्थिते ।
स्वर्गापवर्गदे देवि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
You are the wisdom in everyone's heart; you gives enjoyments and liberation; O Devi, O Narayani, my pranams to you.
"To work we have the right, but not to the fruits thereof" — Leave the fruits alone. Why care for results? If you wish to help a man, never think what that man's attitude should be towards you. If you want to do a great or a good work,…
The human soul is eternal and immortal, perfect and infinite, and death means only a change of centre from one body to another. The present is determined by our past actions, and the future by the present.
The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation (Dhyâna). In meditation we divest ourselves of all material conditions and feel our divine nature.
(Complete Works, Vol II, Hints of Practical Spirituality)…
Give up all fruits of work; do good for its own sake;
(Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Vol 1, Karma Yoga, Freedom)
কর্মের সমুদয় ফল ত্যাগ কর, সৎকর্মের জন্যই সৎকর্ম কর |
I look behind and after
And find that all is right,
In my deepest sorrows
There is a soul of light.
(From a letter of Swami Vivekananda to Miss MacLeod, 26th December 1900)
If in this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true; this I have learnt after suffering all my life; all else is mere moonshine. . . .