Swami Vivekananda’s Messages for Youthful Aspirations

Priyanshi Pareek

Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk, philosopher, author, religious teacher, and the chief disciple of the Indian mystic Ramakrishna. 

Ho doesn’t know about the pivotal figure in introducing Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, the Father of modern Indian nationalism. Credited with fostering interfaith awareness and elevating Hinduism to the status of a prominent world religion.

By the lectures and speeches of Swami Vivekananda, many youth were inspired to ideas of social-service and character-building. Swami Vivekananda dedicated his life to teaching and guiding the youth the importance of social-service and laying the groundwork of character and leader attributes.

Here are some of the youth inspiring quotes by Swami Jii

“Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is achieved.”

“Take risks in your life.. If you win; you may lead. If you loose; you may guide.”

“The faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.”

“Talk to yourself once a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an intelligent person in this world.”

“All power is within you; you can do anything and everything.”

“Desire, ignorance and inequality – this is the trinity of bondage.”

“Anything that makes you weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.”

“Everything is easy, when you are busy. But nothing is easy, when you are lazy.”

“Education is the manifestation of perfection already in a man.”

“Education is not the filling of a pail. But the lighting of the fire.”

“Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; If you think yourself strong, you will be.”

“The very essence of education is concentration of mind.”

“Educate and raise the masses, and thus alone a nation is possible.”

“Man is born to conquer nature and not to follow it.”

He embodied the ethos of “high thinking and simple living,” standing as a revered pious leader, a profound philosopher, and a devout individual guided by strong principles. 

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