19 April 2013

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Salvation Or Moksha

[This articles covers Swami Vivekananda's quotations on Salvation. For quotes on renunciation, see Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Renunciation and for quotes on other topics like God, Religion, click on "Contents" above and explore that section.]
There is no salvation for man until he sees God,
realises his own soul.
—Swami Vivekananda
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  • Be strong! Don’t talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! There is salvation only for the brave.
  • Everyone must work out his own salvation.[Source]
  • Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God, this is the secret of greatness.If you have faith in all the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological Gods, and in all the Gods which foreigners have now and again introduced into your midst, and still have no faith in yourselves, there is no salvation for you.
  • Salvation means knowing the truth. We do not become anything; we are what we are. Salvation [comes] by faith and not by work. It is a question of knowledge! You must know what you are, and it is done. The dream vanishes. This you [and others] are dreaming here. When they die, they go to [the] heaven [of their dream]. They live in that dream, and [when it ends], they take a nice body [here], and they are good people....[Source]
  • Salvation never will come through hope of reward.[Source]
  • The road to salvation is through truth.[Source]
  • There is no salvation for man until he sees God, realises his own soul.[Source]
  • This is the one great idea to understand that our power is already ours, our salvation is already within us.[Source]
  • To be unselfish, perfectly selfless, is salvation itself; for the man within dies, and God alone remains.[Source]
  • Well has it been said that man is the only animal that naturally looks upwards; every other animal naturally looks down. That looking upward and going upward and seeking perfection are what is called salvation; and the sooner a man begins to go higher, the sooner he raises himself towards this idea of truth as salvation.[Source]
  • What is Mukti? That which teaches that even the happiness of this life is slavery, and the same is the happiness of the life to come, because neither this world nor the next is beyond the laws of nature; only, the slavery of this world is to that of the next as an iron chain is to a golden one. Again, happiness, wherever it may be, being within the laws of nature, is subject to death and will not last ad infinitum. Therefore man must aspire to become Mukta, he must go beyond the bondage of the body; slavery will not do. This Mokshapath is only in India and nowhere else. Hence is true the oft-repeated saying that Mukta souls are only in India and in no other country. But it is equally true that in future they will be in other countries as well; that is well and good, and a thing of great pleasure to us. There was a time in India when Dharma was compatible with Mukti. There were worshippers of Dharma, such as Yudhishthira, Arjuna, Duryodhana, Bhishma, and Karna, side by side with the aspirants of Mukti, such as Vy√Ęsa, Shuka, and Janaka.[Source]
  • What is salvation? To live with God. Where? Anywhere. Here this moment. One moment in infinite time is quite as good as any other moment.[Source]

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  1. Salvation is all of our goal. We must reach salvation


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