05 January 2014

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Humanity

The lower types of humanity in all nations
find pleasure in the senses,while the cultured
and the educated find it in thought,
in philosophy, in arts and sciences.
—Swami Vivekananda
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In this article you will find a compilation of Swami Vivekananda's quotes on humanity.
  • Advaita will be the future religion of thinking humanity. No doubt of that.[Source]
  • All the sciences are for this one end, to bring happiness to humanity.[Source]
  • Do not look upon humanity as the centre of all your human and higher interests.[Source]
  • Each nation,beyond a general humanity, develops a certain peculiarity of character — so in religion, so in politics, so in the physical body, so in mental habitude, so in men and women, so in character.[Source]
  • Go from village to village, do good to humanity and to the world at large.[Source]
  • God understands human failings and becomes man to do good to humanity:[Source]
  • How difficult it is to look through each other's eyes, and that is the bane of humanity. That is the basis of hatred and jealousy, of quarrel and of fight.[Source]
  • Humanity travels not from error to truth, but from truth to truth.[Source]
  • I am to create a new order of humanity here who are sincere believers in God and care nothing for the world.[Source]
  • I only preach what is good for universal humanity.[Source]
  • I would not worship even the Greek Gods, for they were separate from humanity! Only those should be worshipped who are like ourselves but greater. The difference between the gods and me must be a difference only of degree.[Source]
  • In the case of the Sannyasin, the end is the liberation of the Self and doing good to humanity — "आत्मनो मोक्षार्थं जगद्धिताय च.[Source]
  • It is blasphemy to think that if Jesus had never been born, humanity would not have been saved. It is horrible to forget thus the divinity in human nature, a divinity that must come out. Never forget the glory of human nature.[Source]
  • It is the patient upbuilding of character, the intense struggle to realise the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.[Source]
  • Karma means either service to humanity or preaching. To real preaching, no doubt, none has the right except the Siddha Purusha, i.e. one who has realised the Truth. But to service every one has the right, and not only so, but every one is under obligation to serve others, so long as he is accepting service from others.[Source]
  • Our object is to do good to humanity. We have no idea of making money from the income of this paper. We have renounced everything and have no wives or children to provide for after our death. If the paper be a success, the whole of its income will be spent in the service of humanity.[Source]
  • Religion is fundamental in the very soul of humanity; and as all life is the evolution of that which is within, it, of necessity, expresses itself through various peoples and nations.[Source]
  • The Brahminhood is the ideal of humanity in India, as wonderfully put forward by Shankaracharya at the beginning of his commentary on the Gitâ, where he speaks about the reason for Krishna's coming as a preacher for the preservation of Brahminhood, of Brahminness.[Source]
  • The intensest love that humanity has ever known has come from religion, and the most diabolical hatred that humanity has known has also come from religion.[Source]
  • The life of every individual, according to the Hindu scriptures, has its peculiar duties apart from what belongs in common to universal humanity.[Source]
  • The lower types of humanity in all nations find pleasure in the senses, while the cultured and the educated find it in thought, in philosophy, in arts and sciences.[Source]
  • The plan in India is to make everybody a Brahmin, the Brahmin being the ideal of humanity.[Source]
  • The whole history of humanity is a continuous fight against the so-called laws of nature, and man gains in the end.[Source]
  • There are greater works to be done than aspiring to become lawyers and picking quarrels and such things. A far greater work is this sacrifice of yourselves for the benefit of your race, for the welfare of humanity.[Source]
  • Unity of soul, this common substance of humanity, is the basis of ethics and morality.[Source]
  • Vedanta goes further and tells us that we not only have to live the life of all past humanity, but also the future life of all humanity.[Source]
  • We are all human beings; that is to say, each one of us, as it were, a particular part of the general concept, humanity.[Source]
  • We cannot get away from our humanity, we cannot jump out of our bodies; so we must love God as we love one another.[Source]
  • We think highly of humanity, we feel ourselves strong and valiant, we make grand resolves; but when the "dogs" of trial and temptation bark, we are like the stag in the fable.[Source]
  • We will try to do what we can for the good of humanity — the rest depends upon the Lord. . . .[Source]
  • Whenever on earth you see an extraordinary holy man trying to uplift humanity, know that He is in him.[Source]
  • With all its rationalism and tall talk, humanity still clings to the books.[Source]
  • You are God, I am God, and man is God. It is this God manifested through humanity who is doing everything in this world.[Source]

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