28 December 2013

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Experience

Experience is the only source of knowledge.
—Swami Vivekananda
Image source: Wikimedia Commons 
In this article we'll make a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotes on experience.
  • All experience is preceded by desire for happiness. There was no beginning of experience, as each fresh experience is built upon the tendency generated by past experience; therefore desire is without beginning.[Source]
  • All that is in your nature is the result of habit, and habit is the result of experience. There cannot be any knowledge but from experience.[Source]
  • Experience is the only source of knowledge.[Source]
  • Experience is the only teacher we have. We may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth, until we experience it ourselves.[Source]
  • Experiences becoming fine become impressions; impressions revivified become memory. The word memory here includes unconscious co-ordination of past experiences, reduced to impressions, with present conscious action. In each body, the group of impressions acquired in a similar body only becomes the cause of action in that body. The experiences of a dissimilar body are held in abeyance. Each body acts as if it were a descendant of a series of bodies of that species only; thus, consecutiveness of desires is not to be broken.[Source]
  • I find experience is a far more glorious teacher than any amount of speculation, or any amount of books written by globe-trotters and hasty observers.[Source]
  • Man learns as he lives, and experience is the greatest teacher in the world.[Source]
  • The secret of life is not enjoyment, but education through experience.[Source]
  • The universe of experience is our own enamel, so to say, and the real universe is the parasite serving as nucleus.[Source]
  • There cannot be any knowledge without experience.[Source]
  • Truth many times hits hard — as we all know by our experience.[Source]
  • We get truth from both of these by means of experience. The truth gathered from internal experience is psychology, metaphysics, and religion; from external experience, the physical sciences.[Source]
  • We may read books, hear lectures, and talk miles, but experience is the one teacher, the one eye-opener. It is best as it is.[Source]
  • We see that it is true that a certain hereditary experience is transmitted from father to son, and so on.[Source]
  • Your experience is nothing to me, nor mine to you.[Source]

This page was last updated on: 28 December 2013, 11:32 pm IST (UTC+5:30 hours)
Number of revisions in this page: 2

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comment policy