28 December 2013

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Spirit

Behold! Our ideal is the Spirit.
That alone exists, nothing else exists.
—Swami Vivekananda
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This article is on Swami Vivekananda's quotes and comments on spirit.
  • Behold! Our ideal is the Spirit. That alone exists, nothing else exists.[Source]
  • Everything is an expression of the spirit; the minds are so many mirrors. What you call love and fear, hatred, virtue, and vice are all reflections of the spirit; only when the reflector is base the reflection is bad.[Source]
  • Forget the body, and all is spirit.[Source]
  • Not matter but spirit.[Source]
  • Spirit has no superstitions -- it is beyond the vain desires of the body.[Source]
  • Spirit is beyond all time and space.[Source]
  • Spirit is beyond space and time and is everywhere.[Source]
  • Spirit is not in time, nor in space.[Source]
  • That is the secret: To think that I am the spirit and not the body, and that the whole of this universe with all its relations, with all its good and all its evil, is but as a series of paintings — scenes on a canvas — of which I am the witness.[Source]
  • That is the truth: you are the spirit, you are not matter. There is such a thing as illusion -- in it one thing is taken for another: matter is taken for spirit, this body for soul. That is the tremendous illusion. It has to go.[Source]
  • The apparent man is merely a struggle to express, to manifest this individuality which is beyond; and evolution is not in the Spirit. These changes which are going on — the wicked becoming good, the animal becoming man, take them in whatever way you like — are not in the Spirit. They are evolution of nature and manifestation of Spirit.[Source]
  • The forms are evanescent; but the spirit, being in the Lord and of the Lord, is immortal and omnipresent. All that we ever had are round us this minute, for the spirit can neither come nor go, it only changes its plane of manifestation.[Source]
  • The Spirit alone is infinite. God is Spirit, is infinite; man is Spirit and, therefore, infinite, and the Infinite alone can worship the Infinite.[Source]
  • The Spirit is reflected in mind and in everything. It is the light of the Spirit that makes the mind sentient. Everything is an expression of the Spirit; the minds are so many mirrors.[Source]
  • The spirit is the goal, and not matter.[Source]
  • The spirit must be divine; and spirit understood as spirit must not be made into a man.[Source]
  • The spirit must be realised, and that is practical religion.[Source]
  • The Spirit will triumph in the long run.[Source]
  • To quicken the spirit, the impulse must come from another soul.
  • We are all spirit. Why is it we do not realise it?[Source]
  • You are all Sons of God, immortal spirit.[Source]
  • You are the Self, and that must be realised. Spirit must see itself as spirit. Now the spirit is seeing itself as body. That must stop. The moment you begin to realise that, you are released.[Source]

See also

  1. Swami Vivekananda's quotes on soul

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