07 January 2014

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Peace

Krishna says, "Yes, you will find peace. Flying from
work is never the way to find peace."
—Swami Vivekananda 
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In this article we'll make a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotes on peace.
  • Be at peace. Do not disturb yourself. You never were in bondage, you never were virtuous or sinful. Get rid of all these delusions and be at peace.[Source]
  • Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall enjoy the earth.[Source]
  • Blessedness, eternal peace, arising from perfect freedom, is the highest concept of religion underlying all the ideas of God in Vedanta — absolutely free Existence, not bound by anything, no change, no nature, nothing that can produce a change in Him.[Source]
  • Eternal, unquestioning self - surrender to Mother alone can give us peace.[Source]
  • Give up all desire and be at peace. Have neither friends nor foes, and live alone. Thus shall we travel having neither friends nor foes, neither pleasure nor pain, neither desire nor jealousy, injuring no creatures, being the cause of injury to no creatures — from mountain to mountain, from village to village, preaching the name of the Lord.[Source]
  • Harmony and peace! . . . Let things slowly grow. Rome was not built in a day.[Source]
  • 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.[Source]
  • If it is so difficult to bring harmony and peace to the physical plane of life — the external, gross, and outward side of it — then a thousand times more difficult is it to bring peace and harmony to rule over the internal nature of man.[Source]
  • If you want, even if the body be torn and bleeding, you may enjoy the greatest peace in your mind.[Source]
  • In India, the highest honour belongs to the man of peace — the Sharman the Brahmin, the man of God.[Source]
  • Krishna says, "Yes, you will find peace. Flying from work is never the way to find peace."[Source]
  • Let us be at peace, perfect peace, with ourselves, and give up our whole body and mind and everything as an eternal sacrifice unto the Lord.[Source]
  • Lovers see this world as full of love, and haters as full of hatred; fighters see nothing but strife, and the peaceful nothing but peace.[Source]
  • Nothing has made more for peace and love than religion; nothing has engendered fiercer hatred than religion.[Source]
  • Perfect equilibrium, or what the Christians call the peace that passeth all understanding, cannot be had in this universe, nor in heaven, nor in any place where our mind and thoughts can go, where the senses can feel, or which the imagination can conceive.[Source]
  • Sages who realise Him as the Soul of their souls, unto them belongs eternal peace; unto none else, unto none else.[Source]
  • Say, "Peace to all: From me no danger be
    To aught that lives. In those that dwell on high,
    In those that lowly creep, I am the Self in all!
    All life both here and there, do I renounce,
    All heavens and earths and hells, all hopes and fears."
    Thus cut thy bonds, Sannyâsin bold! Say—
    "Om Tat Sat, Om!"[Source]
  • The nature of the Soul is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it; only wash away the dross and see it.[Source]
  • The Self is that Peace which passeth beyond both evil and good.[Source]
  • Thus says Yajnavalkya. When you come to that state and look upon all things with the same eye, when you see even in the drunkard's pleasure in drink only that sweetness, then you have got the truth, and then alone you will know what happiness means, what peace means, what love means; and so long as toll make these vain distinctions, silly, childish, foolish superstitions, all sorts of misery will come.[Source]
  • We have all been hearing from childhood of such things as love, peace, charity, equality, and universal brotherhood; but they have become to us mere words without meaning, words which we repeat like parrots, and it has become quite natural for us to do so.[Source]
  • We shall come to [understand] how the soul can really learn to worship the terrible; then that soul will have peace. . . . Have you peace? Do you get rid of anxieties? Turn around, first of all, and face the terrible. Tear aside the mask and find the same [God]. He is the personal—all that is [apparently] good and all that is [apparently] bad. There is none else. If there were two Gods, nature could not stand a moment. There is not another one in nature. It is all harmony.[Source]
  • What business have you to do with peace, my boy?[Source]
  • What can be a greater giver of peace than renunciation?[Source]
  • Wisdom and philosophy do not march upon bleeding human bodies, do not march with violence but come on the wings of peace and love, and that has always been so.[Source]
  • Yours is the vanishing point of enjoyment of the senses — there is nothing permanent in it, it only brings more and more misery — while mine brings eternal peace.[Source]
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