Vivekananda Speech At chicago in Sept 11, 1893

Swami Vivekananda Jayanthi is being celebrated as National Youth Day all over India and across the World on January 12th!

Vivekananda Speech At chicago in Sept 11, 1893

Swami Vivekananda’s Divine Message for the Youth

THOUGHTS: We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

CONCENTRATION: When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed in to an actual physical or mental state. How has all the knowledge in the world been gained but by the concentration of the powers of the mind? The world is ready to give up its secret if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow.

CONCENTRATION: The strength and force of the blow come through concentration. There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point, that is the secret.

“If you think that the infinite power, infinite knowledge and indomitable energy lie within you, and if you can bring out that power, you also can be like me”

COMMITMENT: Even a fool can accomplish a task if it were after his or her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their heart.

GOAL: Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it. Live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This the way to “SUCCESS”. And this is the way great spiritual giants are produced. Others are mere talking machines.

EDUCATION: Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.

“Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, But because of the in activities of the good people”

WORK: Every duty is holy and devotion to duty is the highest form of the worship of God. When you are doing any work, do not think of anything beyond. Do it as worship, as the highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being.

WORK: My children must be ready to jump into fire, if needed, to accomplish their work. Now Work, Work, Work! Have patience, perseverance and purity.

“A few whole hearted, sincere, energetic men and women can do more in a year, than a mob in a century”

ACT: Get up, and put your shoulders to the wheel – how long is this life for? As you have come to this world, leave some mark behind. Otherwise, where is the difference between you and the trees and stones? They too come into existence, decay and die.

ACTION: We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish to be. We have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions. So we have to know how to Act.

CHARACTER: Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning, it is CHARACTER that can cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties.

“The earth is enjoyed by ‘Heroes’. This is the unfailing Truth. Be a Hero. Always say I have no Fear”

FEAR & FEARLESSNESS: Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

FUTURE: All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore make your own future. ‘let the dead past bury its dead’. The infinite future is before you, and you must always remember that each word, thought, and deed, lays up a store for you and that, as the bad thoughts and bad works are ready to spring upon you like tigers, so also there is the inspiring hope that the good thoughts and good deeds are ready with the power of a hundred thousand angels to defend you always and forever.

MATURITY: It is good to be born a child; but bad to remain a child

“Therefore, Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached”


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