12 February 2014

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Motion

There is no motion in a straight line.
A straight line infinitely projected becomes a circle.
—Swami Vivekananda 
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In this article we'll make a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotes on motion.
  • A certain motion becomes understood when it is referred to a force; certain sensations, to matter; certain changes outside, to law; certain changes in thought, to mind; certain order singly, to causation — and joined to time, to law.[Source]
  • A point of rest alone explains motion.[Source]
  • All motion, either in the body or anywhere else, is the work of this Prana.[Source]
  • All motion in this universe is in the form of waves, successively rising and falling.[Source]
  • External motion we call action; internal motion is human thought.[Source]
  • In the primal state before any manifestation, when there was no motion but perfect balance, this Prakriti was indestructible, because decomposition or death comes from instability or change.[Source]
  • It is the Prana that is manifesting as motion.[Source]
  • Matter is motion outside, mind is motion inside.[Source]
  • Motion is always a relative thing. I move in relation to something else. Any particle in this universe can change in relation to any other particle; but take the whole universe as one, and in relation to what can it move? There is nothing besides it. So this infinite Unit is unchangeable, immovable, absolute, and this is the Real Man.[Source]
  • Motion is the sign of life.[Source]
  • Once you set a thing in motion, there is no more stopping. I do some work, good or bad, [and it sets up a chain reaction]....[Source]
  • Remember the only sign of life is motion and growth.[Source]
  • So long as we perceive this world in motion, we have to conceive will behind it.[Source]
  • The foremost and most obvious manifestation of Prana is the breathing motion.[Source]
  • The highest knowledge will show you that there is no motion, no change in anything; that the very idea of it is all Maya.[Source]
  • The universe is motion, and friction will eventually bring everything to an end; then comes a rest; and after that all begins again. . . .[Source]
  • The very idea of part comes from the idea of change or motion.[Source]
  • The Yogis class our organs under two chief heads: organs of sense and organs of motion, or knowledge and action.[Source]
  • There is no motion in a straight line. A straight line infinitely projected becomes a circle.[Source]
  • There is no such thing as motion in a straight line. Every motion is in a circle.[Source]
  • There is nothing occult in the air that we take in with our breath and assimilate to purify the blood; the action is merely a motion. This motion can be reduced to the unit movement we call Prâna; and everywhere, all movements are the various manifestations of this Prana.[Source]
  • This motion is always going on.[Source]
  • This wavelike motion was going on even before time began, through eternity, and will remain for an infinite period of time.[Source]
  • What electricity is no one knows, but so far as it is known, it is a sort of motion.[Source]
  • What you call motion and causation cannot exist where there is only One.[Source]

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  1. u r also in motion. lol.

    1. I can not follow that properly, but thank you a lot.


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