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nè~°Ü«Ú=`«‰õΩ... To The Brave Youth

™êfiq∞ q"ÕHÍ#O^Œ

~å=∞Hõ$+¨‚ =∞~î°O ^À=∞ÅQÆ∂_», ÃÇ·Ï^Œ~åÉÏ^Œ∞–500 029


Published by Adhyaksha Ramakrishna Math Domalguda, Hyderabad - 29

Š Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad All rights reserved

IV - 30M - 11 - 2010

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Cover design & Lay out : C. Rakesh, Ch. Satyanarayana

Printed at : Kalajyoti Art Printers Hyderabad.


Foreword

This is the third in our series of bilingual books. The first book ‘Jagruti’ received a phenomenal response from readers in general and youth in particular. But in ‘Jagruti’ mostly two line or three line quotations are selected. That book is meant to introduce the reader to some of the teachings of Swami Vivekananda in brief. This book ‘To the Brave Youth..’ is construed to expose the reader to Swamiji’s teachings in a greater detail. Our understanding that quotations if given in original (English), and with Telugu translation will enable the reader to grasp the idea better has been vindicated by the popularity of the previous books of this type. This has encouraged us to plan more books of this kind. The present volume is the result of such an effort. In this book quotations that fall into a particular category and pertain to an idea are given under one heading. This will facilitate the reader to grasp the idea in its fullest measure as each successive quotation in that particular category will try to reinforce the idea mentioned before. Some of the ideas and quotations might have been repeated here and there in part. We have deliberately retained them as they are not exact duplications but form part of a larger quotation. We sincerely hope this compilation will help the readers to derive greater inspiration from Swami Vivekananda’s teachings.

- Publisher


=ÚO^Œ∞=∂@ =∂ kfiÉèÏëê ѨÙã¨HÎ ÍÅ „Hõ=∞OÖ’ =¸_»= ѨÙã¨HÎ Oõ Wk. "≥Ú^Œ\ ˜ ѨÙã¨HÎ Oõ '*ÏQÆ$u' H˜ áê~ Ωõ Å #∞Oz =ÚYºOQÍ Ü«Ú=`« #∞Oz J#∂ǨϺ"≥∞#ÿ ã¨ÊO^Œ# ÅaèOzOk. *ÏQÆ$u ѨÙã¨HÎ Oõ Ö’ Hˆ =ÅO ~Ô O_»∞, =¸_»∞ ѨO‰õΩÅÎ ã¨∂ÊùiÎ "åHͺÅ#∞ Z#∞flHÀ=@O [iy#k. áê~î°‰õΩʼnõΩ ™êfiq∞ q"ÕHÍ#O^Œ É’^èŒ#Å#∞ ã¨OH˜ΔѨÎOQÍ Ñ¨iK«Ü«∞O KÕÜ«∞\ÏxH˜ P ѨÙã¨ÎHõO L^ÕÌtOK« |_ç#k. ™êfiq∞ q"ÕHÍ#O^Œ É’^èŒ#Å#∞ áê~î°‰õΩʼnõΩ WOHÍã¨Î q=~°OQÍ Ñ¨iK«Ü«∞O KÕÜ«∞\ÏxH˜ D 'nè~°Ü«Ú=`«‰õΩ...— ѨÙã¨ÎHÍxfl ã¨OHõeÊOKå=Ú. ™êfiq∞r nè~° "å‰õΩ¯Å#∞ =¸Å ÉèÏ+¨Ö’#∂ (POQÆ¡OÖ’), =∞iÜ«Ú `≥Å∞QÆ∞ J#∞"å^ŒO`À ã¨Ç¨ W=fi_»O =Å¡ "åHõºO K«Hõ¯QÍ J~°÷=∞=Ù`«∞O^Œ#fl =∂ ÉèÏ=# '*ÏQÆ$u— ѨÙã¨ÎHõO á⁄Ok# „Ѩ*Ï^Œ~°}`À x[=∞x x~°∂Ñ≤OѨ|_çOk. WÖÏO\˜ ѨÙã¨ÎHÍÅ#∞ WOHÍ fã¨∞‰õΩ ~å=\ÏxH˜ =∂‰õΩ „áÈ`åûǨÏO ÅaèOzOk. P „ѨÜ∞« `«flOÖ’ ÉèÏQÆ"∞Õ D „Ѩã∞¨ `Î « ѨÙã¨HÎ Oõ . D ѨÙã¨HÎ Oõ Ö’ XˆH q+¨Ü∂« xH˜ ã¨O|OkèOz# ã¨∂ÊùiÎ "å‰õΩ¯ÅxflO\˜h XHõ ji¬Hõ „H˜O^Œ ‰õÄ~°Û@O [iy#k. =~°∞ã¨Ö’x „Ѩu ã¨∂H˜Î „H˜`O« ¿Ñr Ö’x ã¨∂H˜xÎ |Ö’¿Ñ`«O KÕã∞¨ OÎ _»O@O =Å# áê~ Ωõ _»∞ „Ѩu ã¨∂H˜hÎ K«H¯õ QÍ J~°O÷ KÕã∞¨ HÀ=\ÏxH˜ gÅ∞Ok. H˘xfl ÉèÏ"åÅ∞, ã¨∂‰õΩÅÎ ∞ JHõ¯_»H¯õ _» ѨÙ#~å=$`«"∞≥ ÿ LO_»=K«∞Û. Jq XˆH~°HOõ QÍ Ñ¨Ù#~å=$`«O H͉õΩO_® XHõ ÃÑ^ŒÌ ã¨∂H˜ÖÎ ’ ÉèÏQÆOQÍ L<åfl~Ú HÍ|\˜ì "å\˜x L^ÕâÌ Ñ◊ Ó¨ ~°fiOQÍ JÖψQ LOK«@O [iy#k. ™êfiq∞ q"ÕHÍ#O^Œ ã¨∂‰õΩÅÎ #∞Oz JkèHõ „¿Ñ~°} á⁄O^Œ\ÏxH˜ áêiî`∞« ʼnõΩ D ѨÙã¨HÎ Oõ LѨÜÚ« HõOÎ J=Ù`«∞O^Œx ÉèÏq™êÎ=Ú.

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q+¨Ü«∞ ã¨∂zHõ 1. =∂#=ÙxÖ’x k=º`«fiO 2. P`«‡qâßfiã¨O 3. qâßfiã¨"∞Õ |ÅO 4. ã¨OHõÅÊ â◊HΘ 5. nèâH◊ Θ 6. ã‘fiÜ«∞ „¿Ñ~°} 7. q^Œº 8. =∞`«O 9. „¿Ñ=∞ - Ѩq„`«`« 10. =¸_èq» âßfi™êÅ#∞ `«ºlOK«O_ç 11. 㨢`Ê« Ü«∞`«flO 12. ^è~·≥ º° OQÍ LO_»∞ 13. ¿ã= 14. q[Ü«∂xH˜ =∂~°Oæ 15. <åÜ«∞‰õΩ_»∞ - ã¨Oã¨÷ 16. Hõ~‡° ~°ÇϨ 㨺O

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Divinity of Man Self confidence Faith - The Source of Strength The Power of Will The Power of Mind Self Motivation Education Religion Love & Purity Give up Superstition True Effort

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Be Brave Service Way to Success Leader & Organization Secret of Work

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My ideal, indeed can be put into a few words and that is : To preach unto mankind their divinity, and how to make it manifest in every moment of their life.

<å Pâ◊Ü«∂xfl ‰õΩ¡Ñ¨ÎOQÍ H˘xfl =∂@Ö’¡ K≥ѨÊ=K«∞Û. J^Õ– =∂#=HÀ\˜H˜ "åiÖ’x k=º`åfixfl QÆ∂iÛ É’kèOz, "åi rq`« „ѨuHÍ~°ºHõÖÏѨOÖ’#∂ P â◊H˜Îx ZÖÏ Jaè=ºHõÎO KÕÜ∂ « Ö’ Ñ „ É ¨ ’kèOK«_" » ∞Õ .

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Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy - by one, or more, or all of these - and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details.

„Ѩu rqÖ’ k=º`«fiO QÆiƒù`«OQÍ LOk. ÉÏǨºO`«~° „ѨHõ$ux xÜ«∞O„uOz, JO`«~°æ`«"≥∞ÿ# k=º`åfixfl Jaè=ºH©ÎHõiOK«_»"Õ∞ rq`« Ѩ~°=∂=kè. nxÔH· Hõ~°‡, ÉèíH˜Î, Ü≥∂QÆ, *Ï˝# =∂~åæÅÖ’ XHõ¯\˜QÍx, H˘xflO\˜xQÍx, ÖË^• JxflO\˜hQÍh J=ÅOaOz =Ú‰õΩÎÅ=fiO_ç. =∞`«™ê~°O W^Õ. "å^•Å∞, ã≤^•úO`åÅ∞, Hõ~°‡HõÖÏáêÅ∞, „QÆO^ä•Å∞, ^Õ"åÅÜ«∂Å∞, ÉÏǨϺ~°∂áêÅ∞, =¸~°∞ÎÅ∞ - W=hfl J„Ѩ^è•<åOâßÅ∞. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Everything that is strong and good and powerful in human nature is the outcome of that divinity, and though potential in many, there is no difference between man and man essentially, all being alike divine.

=∂#=ÙxÖ’ U^Õk „Ѩ|Å"≥∂, =∞Oz^À, â◊H˜Î=∞O`«"≥∂ J^ŒO`å P k=º`«fi =ºH©ÎHõ~°}Ë. J<Õ‰Ωõ ÅÖ’ Jk QÆiƒ`ù O« QÍ<Õ L<åfl, JO^Œ~∂ ° k=ÙºÖË. HÍ|\˜ì =∞x+≤H© =∞x+≤H© =∞^躌 x*ÏxH˜ Éè^ Ë OŒ ÖË^∞Œ .

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All power is within you... Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak... Stand up and express the divinity within you.

â◊H˜Î JO`å g∞Ö’<Õ LOk!... nxx qâ◊fiã≤OK«O_ç. |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å=∞x ÉèÏqOK«HõO_ç!... ÖËz xÅ|_ç g∞Ö’ JO`«s¡#OQÍ L#fl â◊H˜Îx „ѨHõ\˜OK«O_ç!

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We are the children of the Almighty, we are sparks of the infinite divine fire. How can we be nothings? We are everything, ready to do everything; we can do everything, and man must do everything.

=∞#O ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞_≥·# Ѩ~°"Õ∞â◊fi~°∞x a_»¤ÅO, P JYO_» k"åºyflÖ’ xѨC~°=fiÅO. =∞#O ѨxH˜~åx"å~°O ZÖÏ J=Ù`åO? =∞#O ã¨~°fiO ™êkèOK«_®xH˜ ã≤^ŒúOQÍ L<åflO. =∞#O ^Õx<≥·<å KÕÜ«∞QÆÅO, =∞x+≤ U HÍ~åº<≥·fl<å ™êkèOz f~åe.

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Our power, and blessedness, and wisdom, cannot but grow into the Infinite. Infinite power and existence and blessedness are ours, and we have not to acquire them; they are our own, and we have only to manifest them.

=∞# â◊H˜Î, =∞# J#∞„QÆǨÏ|ÅO, =∞# *Ï˝#O P ѨiѨÓ~°‚OÖ’ b#=∞ÜÕ∞ºO`« =~°‰õÄ Ñ¨Ù~ÀQÆq∞OKåeûO^Õ. ѨÓ~°‚ ã¨zÛ^•#O^Œ ÅHõΔ}ÏÅ∞, J#O`« â◊‰õΩÎÅ∂ =∞#Ö’<Õ L<åfl~Ú. "å\˜x WѨC_»∞ Pi˚OK«∞HÀ#Hõ¯~°ÖË^Œ∞, Jq =∞#"Õ. KÕÜ«∞=Åã≤O^ŒÖÏ¡ "å\˜x Jaè=ºH©ÎHõiOK«_»"Õ∞.

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Manifest the divinity within you, and everything will be harmoniously arranged around it.

g∞Ö’ L#fl k=º`åfixfl =ºH©ÎHõiOK«O_ç. JO`å K«Hõ¯QÍ ã¨~°∞̉õΩO@∞Ok.

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I nfinite

perfection is in every man, though unmanifested. Every man has in him the potentiality of attaining to perfect saintliness, Rishihood,.... or to the greatness of a hero in material discoveries.

Jaè=ºHõÎO HÍHõáÈ=K«∞Û HÍx, J#O`«"≥∞ÿ# ѨÓ~°‚`«fiO „Ѩu =∞x+≤Ö’#∂ LOk. „Ѩu =ºH˜Î ѨiѨÓ~°‚"≥∞ÿ# Ü≥∂yQÍ, |∞∞+≤QÍ ÖË^• Éè∫uHõâßG ~°Ç¨Ï™êºÅ#∞ Hõ#∞Q˘<Õ nè~°∞_çQÍ ~°∂á⁄O^Œ_®xH˜ â◊H˜Î™ê=∞~åúºÅ∞ HõÅ"å_Õ.

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Man has infinite power within himself, and he can realize it.... It can be done; but he does not believe it.

=∞x+≤ JO`«~°æ`«OQÍ J#O`«â◊H˜Î Hõey=Ù<åfl_»∞. J`«_»∞ ^•xx J#∞Éèí∂`«"≥Ú#~°∞ÛHÀ QÆÅ_»∞, Jk ™ê^茺"Õ∞. J~Ú<å P q+¨Ü«∞OÃÑ· =∞x+≤H˜ #=∞‡HõO ÖË^Œ∞.

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To me the thought of oneself as low and humble is a sin and ignorance.

<å^Œ$+≤ìÖ’ Z=Ô~·<å `«##∞ `å#∞ JÅ∞Ê_»#x, Ç‘Ï#∞_»#x `«ÅK«_»"Õ∞ =∞Ǩ áê`«HõO, J*Ï˝#O.

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Infinite knowledge abides within everyone in the fullest measure. You are not really ignorant, though you may appear to be so... You may laugh at me now, but the time will come when you will understand. You must.

„Ѩu XHõ¯iÖ’#∂ J#O`« *Ï˝#=Ú Ñ¨Ó~°‚=ÚQÍ<Õ LOk. g∞~°∞ J*Ï˝#∞Å∞QÍ Hõ#|_»=K«∞Û QÍx, x*ÏxH˜ g∞~°∞ J*Ï˝#∞Å∞ HÍ~°∞. <å =∂@ʼnõΩ g∞iѨC_»∞ #=fi=K«∞Û, HÍx "å\˜x J~°÷O KÕã¨∞H˘<Õ ã¨=∞Ü«∞O =KÕÛ f~°∞`«∞Ok. g∞~°∞ ##∞fl `«Ñ¨ÊHõ J~°÷O KÕã¨∞H˘xf~°`å~°∞.

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This Atman is the same in all, there is only a difference of manifestation in different individuals. Try to manifest this Atman, and you will see your intellect penetrating into all subjects... With the manifestation of the Atman you will find that science, philosophy, and everything will be easily mastered.

JO^ŒiÖ’#∂ L#fl P`«‡ XHõ¯>Ë! HÍx Jaè=ºH©ÎHõ~°}Ö’<Õ `å~°`«=∞ºO LOk. P P`«‡ K≥·`«<åºxfl *ÏQÆ$`« Ѩ~°K«∞HÀ=_®xH˜ „Ѩܫ∞uflOK«O_ç. JѨC_»∞ g∞ |∞kú ã¨∞xt`«"≥∞ÿ Jxfl q+¨Ü«∂Å#∞ „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«_»O QÆ=∞x™êÎ~°∞. P`«‡â◊H˜Î *ÏQÆ$`«"≥∞ÿ`Õ q*Ï˝# âßGO, `«`«Îfi âßGO... ã¨=∞ã¨Î *Ï˝<åxfl ã¨∞ÅÉèíOQÍ ã¨=Úáêi˚OK« =K«Ûx g∞~°∞ „QÆÇ≤Ï™êÎ~°∞.

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Arise, awake, sleep no more; within each of you there is the power to remove all wants and all miseries. Believe this, and that power will be manifested.

ÖË=O_ç! "Õ∞ÖÁ¯#O_ç! WHõÃÑ· x„kOK«HõO_ç (J*Ï˝<åO^ŒHÍ~°O #∞O_ç |Ü«∞@‰õΩ ~°O_ç). „Ѩu XHõ¯iÖ’#∂ HÀiHõÅ∞, ^Œ∞óMÏÅ#∞ `˘ÅyOK«∞H˘<Õ â◊H˜Î LOk. #=∞‡O_ç! JѨC_»∞ P â◊H˜Î „ѨHõ\˜`«=∞=Ù`«∞Ok.

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Man stands on the glory of his own soul, the infinite, the eternal, the deathless - that soul which no instruments can pierce, which no air can dry, no fire can burn, no water can melt, the infinite, the birthless, the deathless, without beginning and without end, before whose glory space melts away into nothingness and time vanishes into non-existence. This glorious soul we must believe in. Out of that will come power.

J#O`«"≥∞ÿ#, JYO_»"≥∞ÿ#, Jq<åtÜ≥ÿ∞ ÉèÏã≤Å∞¡`«∞#fl `«# P`«‡ "≥·Éèí=O ÃÑ·<Õ =∞x+≤ P^è•~°Ñ¨_ç L<åfl_»∞. P P`«‡Ö’H˜ U PÜ«Ú^èŒ=¸ K˘~°ÖË^Œ∞, P P`«‡#∞ QÍe P~°ÊÖË^Œ∞, Jyfl ^ŒÇ≤ÏOK«ÖË^Œ∞, h~°∞ `«_»∞ѨÖË^Œ∞. ^•xH˜ P^ŒºO`åÅ∞ ÖË=Ù, [#‡ =∞$`«∞º=ÙÅ∞ ÖË=Ù. P`«‡ „ѨÉèÏ=O Z^Œ∞@ PHÍâ◊O â◊¥#ºOQÍ `Àã¨∞ÎOk. HÍÅO JÉèÏ="≥∞ÿáÈ`«∞Ok. W\˜ì =∞Ç≤Ï"≥∂¿Ñ`«"≥∞ÿ# P`«‡Ü«∞O^Œ∞ =∞#‰õΩ qâßfiã¨O LO_®e. JO^Œ∞Ö’Oz =∞#‰õΩ â◊H˜Î =ã¨∞ÎOk.

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The infinite power of the spirit, brought to bear upon matter evolves material development, made to act upon thought evolves intellectuality, and made to act upon itself makes of man a god.

J#O`«"≥∞ÿ# P`«‡â◊H˜Îx Éè∫uHõ Ѩ^•~°÷OÃÑ· xeÑ≤`Õ Éè∫uHõ qHÍã¨O HõÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞Ok. =∞#ã¨∞ûÃÑ· ˆHO„nHõiOѨ *Ë¿ãÎ nèâ◊H˜Î, *Ï˝#O ÃÑOá⁄O^Œ∞`å~Ú. `«# g∞^Œ<Õ P J#O`«â◊H˜Îx xeÑ≤`Õ Jk =∞x+≤x ^Õ=ÙxQÍ =∂~°∞ã¨∞ÎOk.

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Believe, therefore, in yourselves, and if you want material wealth, work it out; it will come to you. If you want to be intellectual, work it out on the intellectual plane, and intellectual giants you shall be. And if you want to attain to freedom, work it out on the spiritual plane, and free you shall be and shall enter into Nirvana, the eternal Bliss.

P`«‡qâßfi™êxfl Hõey LO_»O_ç. g∞‰õΩ Ö∫H˜Hõ ã¨OѨ^Œ HÍ=Åã≤#@¡~Ú`Õ ^•xHÀã¨O „Ѩܫ∞uflOK«O_ç. Jk g∞‰õΩ Åaèã¨∞ÎOk. g∞~°∞ =∞Ǩ "Õ∞^è•=O`«∞Å∞ HÍQÀi`Õ |∞kúÉèí∂q∞HõÃÑ· ^Œ$+≤ì xÅѨO_ç. JѨVC_»∞ g∞~°∞ =∞Ǩ"Õ∞^è•=ÙÅ∞ HÍQÆÅ~°∞. g∞~°∞ "≥∂HΔÍxfl HÀi`Õ P^蕺u‡Hõ Éèí∂q∞HõÖ’ (âßs~°~°Hõ, =∂#ã≤Hõ ™ê÷~ÚÅ#∞ ^•\˜) ™ê^èŒ# ™êyOK«O_ç. JѨC_»∞ g∞~°∞ =Ú‰õΩÎÖˇ· x~åfi}Ïxfl (JO>Ë âßâ◊fi`å#O^•xfl) á⁄O^Œ∞`å~°∞.

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Infinite power is in the soul of man, whether he knows it or not. Its manifestation is only a question of being conscious of it....With the full consciousness of his infinite power and wisdom, the giant will rise to his feet.

J#O`« â◊H˜Î =∞x+≤ P`«‡Ü«∞O^Õ LOk. P â◊H˜Î QÆ∞iOz J`«xH˜ `≥eã≤ LO_»=K«∞Û ÖË^• `≥eÜ«∞HõáÈ=K«∞Û. P P`«‡ QÆ∞iOz# Z~°∞Hõ#∞ Hõey LO_»@"Õ∞ ^•xx Jaè=ºHõÎO KÕÜ«∞_»=∞O>Ë... =∞x+≤ `«# J#O`« â◊H˜Îx, *Ï˝<åxfl QÆ∞Ô~Îiy#ѨC_»∞ P`«‡ ã‘fiÜ«∞ B#fl`åºxfl „ѨHõ\˜ã¨∞ÎOk.

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Proclaim to the whole world with trumpet voice, “There is no sin in you, there is no misery in you, you are the reservoir of omnipotent power. Arise, awake, and manifest the Divinity within!”

ÉèËs<å^ŒO`À Ö’Hõ=∞O`«\Ï Kå@O_ç. ''g∞Ö’ U áêѨ=¸ ÖË^Œ∞,†^≥·#º=Ú ÖË^Œ∞, g∞~°∞ J#O`«â◊H˜Î ã¨OѨ#∞flÅ∞. ÖË=O_ç! "Õ∞ÖÁ¯#O_ç! g∞Ö’ L#fl k=º`åfixfl =ºH©ÎHõiOK«O_ç——.

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The germ of infinite perfection exists in all. We should cultivate the optimistic temperament, and endeavour to see the good that dwells in everything. If we sit down and lament over the imperfection of our bodies and minds, we profit nothing; it is the heroic endeavour to subdue adverse circumstances that carries our spirit upwards.

J#O`« ѨiѨÓ~°‚`«fiO c[~°∂ѨOÖ’ JO^ŒiÖ’#∞ LOk. =∞#O Pâß=Ç¨Ï ^Œ$HõÊ^ä•xfl JÅ=~°K«∞H˘x, JxflO\˜Ö’ L#fl =∞Oz<Õ K«∂_»_®xH˜ „Ѩܫ∞uflOKåe. =∞#O =¸Å ‰õÄ~˘Ûx ^ÕǨÏOÖ’x, =∞#ã¨∞ûÖ’x Ö’áêÅ#∞ QÆ∞iOz ^Œ∞ódOK«_»O =Å¡ HõeÔˆQ „ѨÜ≥∂[#"Õ∞n ÖË^Œ∞. „Ѩu‰õÄŠѨiã≤÷`«∞Å#∞ JkèQÆq∞OK«_®xH˜ KÕ¿ã g~Àz`« „Ѩܫ∞`«fl"Õ∞ P`À‡#flux HõÅ∞QÆ*Ëã¨∞ÎOk. =∂#=ÙxÖ’x k=º`«fiO


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The more I live, the more I become convinced everyday that every human being is divine. In no man or woman, however vile, does that divinity die.

rq`«O QÆ_»∞ã¨∞Î#fl H˘nÌ ~ÀA~ÀA‰õÄ „Ѩu=∞x+‘ ^≥·="Õ∞ J<Õ ÉèÏ=# <åÖ’ ^Œ$_è» Ñ¨_»∞`ÀOk. ZO`« ^Œ∞+¨ì ã¨fiÉèÏ=O QÆÅ ¢ã‘ÎÖ’<≥·<å, ѨÙ~°∞+¨μ_çÖ’<≥·<å P ^≥·=`«fiO #tOK«^Œ∞.

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You must know what you are, what your real nature is. You must become conscious of that infinite nature within. Then your bondage will burst.

h=Ù Z=iq, h ã¨fiã¨fi~°∂ѨO Uq∞\’ `≥Å∞ã¨∞HÀ. JO`«iflÇ≤Ï`«OQÍ L#fl J#O`« â◊H˜Îx *ÏQÆ$`« Ѩ~°K«∞HÀ. JѨC_»∞ |O^è•Å∞ `≥yáÈ`å~Ú.

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Think all of you that you are the infinitely

powerful

Atman, and see what strength comes out.

g∞~°O`å J#O`« â◊H˜Î ã¨=∞xfi`«"≥∞ÿ# P`«‡ ã¨fi~°∂ѨÙÅ∞QÍ ÉèÏqOK«∞HÀO_ç. (JѨC_»∞) ZÖÏO\˜ â◊H˜Î „ѨHõ\˜`«=∞ø`«∞O^À K«∂_»O_ç.

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“Knowledge is power,” says the proverb, does it not? It is through Knowledge that power comes. Man has got to know that he is a man of infinite power and strength. Really he himself is by his own nature potent and omniscient. And this he must know. And the more he becomes conscious of his own Self, the more he manifests this power, and his bonds break and at last he becomes free.

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' #"Õ∞ (ã¨~Àfi`«¯$+¨ìO) â◊H˜Î— Jx Ö’HÀH˜Î Hõ^•! *Ï˝#O`À<Õ =∞#O â◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞Å=∞=Ù`åO. =∞x+≤ `«##∞ `å#∞ J#O`« â◊H˜Î ã¨=∞xfi`«∞_çQÍ |Å ã¨OѨ#∞fl_çQÍ `≥Å∞ã¨∞HÀ"åe. =∞x+≤ ã¨fiã¨fi~°∂Ѩ s`åº ã¨~°fiA˝_»∞, ã¨~°fi â◊H˜Îâße. Wk J`«_»∞ `«Ñ¨ÊHõ „QÆÇ≤ÏOKåe. `«# P`«‡ ã¨fi~°∂áêxfl „QÆÇ≤Ïã¨∂Î#fl H˘nÌ =∞x+≤ D â◊H˜Îx JkèHõOQÍ „ѨHõ\˜`«O KÕÜ«∞QÆÅ∞æ`å_»∞. |O^è•Å #∞O_ç q_ç=_ç =Ú‰õΩÎ_»=Ù`å_»∞. =∂#=ÙxÖ’x k=º`«fiO


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The soul was never born and will never die, and all these ideas that we are going to die and are afraid to die are mere superstitions. And all such ideas as we can do this or cannot do that are superstitions. We can do everything.

P`«‡ Z#fl_»∂ [x‡Oz LO_»ÖË^Œ∞, Z#fl_»∂ =∞~°}˜OK«^Œ∞. =∞#O =∞~°}˜™êÎ=∞#fl ÉèÏ=#, Kå=Ù‰õΩ ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_»@O =O\˜q ˆH=ÅO =¸_è»#=∞‡HÍÅ∞. =∞#O nxx KÕÜ«∞QÆÅO, ^•xx KÕÜ«∞ÖËO J<Õ ÉèÏ"åÅ∞ ‰õÄ_® ¢ÉèÏOu [x`åÖË. =∞#O JxflO\˜h KÕÜ«∞QÆÅO.

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The Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first... Not believing the glory of our own soul is what Vedanta calls atheism. To many this is, no doubt, a terrible idea; and most of us think that this ideal can never be reached; but the Vedanta insists that it can be realized by everyone.

"Õ^•O`«O =∞x+≤H˜ P`«‡qâßfi™êxfl Hõey LO_»_»O „Ѩ„Ѩ^äŒ=∞ q+¨Ü«∞OQÍ É’kè™ÈÎOk. =∞# P`«‡ B#fl`åºxfl =∞#O qâ◊fiã≤OK«HõáÈ=_»"Õ∞ <åã≤ÎHõ`« Jx "Õ^•O`«O ã¨OÉ’kè™ÈÎOk. J<Õ‰õΩʼnõΩ D ÉèÏ=O =∞Ǩ^•~°∞}OQÍ `Àã¨∞ÎO^Œ#_»OÖ’ ã¨O^ÕǨÏO ÖË^Œ∞. D P^Œ~°≈O =∞#O KÕ~°∞HÀQÆeˆQk HÍ^Œx KåÖÏ =∞Ok ÉèÏq™êÎ~°∞. HÍx '„Ѩu=∞x+‘ nxx á⁄O^ŒQÆÅ_»∞— Jx "Õ^•O`«O <˘H˜¯ =Hͯ}˜™ÈÎOk.

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Always talk and hear and reason about this Atman. By continuing to practise in this way, you will find in time that the Lion (Brahman) will wake up in you too.

ZšѨC_»∞ P`«‡#∞ QÆ∂iÛ q#O_ç. P`«‡#∞ QÆ∂iÛ =∂\Ï¡_»O_ç. P`«‡#∞ QÆ∂iÛ qKå~°} KÕã¨∞ÎO_»O_ç. D q^èŒOQÍ ™ê^èŒ# ™êy¿ãÎ, HÍÅ„Hõ=∞OQÍ g∞Ö’x ã≤OǨÏ=Ú („|Ǩχ=Ú) ‰õÄ_® "Õ∞ÖÁ¯O@∞Ok.

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The self Within is always shining forth resplendent. Turning away from that people say, “I”, “I”, “I”, with their attention held up by this material body, this queer cage of flesh and bones. This is the root cause of all weakness.

JO`«~å`«‡ ZšѨC_»∞ ^ÕnѨº=∂#OQÍ „ѨHÍt™ÈÎOk. ^•x #∞O_ç `˘ÅyáÈ~Ú D SÇ≤ÏHõ"≥∞ÿ# =∂Oã¨O, Z=ÚHõÅ`À ‰õÄ_ç# ѨO[~°O "≥·Ñ¨Ù `«=∞ ^Œ$+≤ìx =∞~°eÛ, =∂#=ÙÅ∞ '<Õ#∞—, '<Õ#∞—, '<Õ#∞— Jx JO@∞<åfl~°∞. |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« ÅxflO\˜H˜ W^Õ =¸ÅO.

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If matter is powerful, thought is omnipotent. Bring this thought to bear upon your life, fill yourselves with the thought of your almightiness, your majesty and glory.

[_»Ñ¨^•~°÷O â◊H˜Î ã¨=∞xfi`«"≥∞ÿ`Õ, ã¨OHõÅÊO ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Î ã¨=∞xfi`«O. D qâßfiã¨O g∞ rq`åÖ’¡ HõxÑ≤OK«∞ QÍHõ! g∞ Ѷ¨∞#`«, g∞ B#fl`«ºO, ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Î=∞O`«"≥∞ÿ# g∞ ã¨fiÉèÏ"åxfl QÆ∂iÛ# PÖ’K«#Å#∞ x~°O`«~°O Hõey LO_»O_ç.

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These conceptions of Vedanta must come out, must remain not only in the forest, not only in the cave, but they must come out to work at the bar and the bench, in the pulpit, and in the cottage of the poor man, with the fishermen that are catching fish, and with the students that are studying... If the fisherman thinks that he is the Spirit, he will be a better fisherman; if the student thinks that he is the Spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks that he is the Spirit, he will be a better lawyer, so on..

D "Õ^•O`« ÉèÏ"åÅ∞ J~°}ϺʼnõΩ, QÆ∞ǨÏňH Ѩiq∞`«O H͉õΩO_® JO^Œi =ÚOy\’¡H© Jq ~å"åe. <åºÜ«∞"å^Œ =$uÎÖ’x "åiH˜ <åºÜ«∞=¸~°∞ÎʼnõΩ, P^蕺u‡Hõ ã¨ÉèÏ ã¨=¸Ç¨ÅÖ’xH˜, QÆ∞_çÃãÖ’ x=ã≤OKÕ ¿Ñ^Œ"å_çH˜, KÕѨÅ∞ Ѩ>Ëì ɡã¨Î"åiH˜, q^•ºi÷ Ö’HÍxH˜ D ÉèÏ"åÅ∞ JOk PK«~°}Ï`«‡HõO J"åfie. KÕѨÅ∞ Ѩ>Ëì"å_»∞ `å#∞ P`«‡#x ÉèÏq¿ãÎ L`«Î=∞ ɡã¨Î"å_»∞QÍ =∂~°`å_»∞. q^•ºi÷ `«##∞ `å#∞ P`«‡QÍ ÉèÏq¿ãÎ L`«Î=∞ q^•ºi÷QÍ Z^Œ∞QÆ∞`å_»∞. <åºÜ«∞"åk `«##∞ P`«‡QÍ ÉèÏq¿ãÎ L`«Î=∞ <åºÜ«∞"åkQÍ ~å}˜™êÎ_»∞. =∂#=ÙxÖ’x k=º`«fiO

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You have in you all and a thousand times more than is in all the books. Never lose faith in yourself, you can do anything in this universe. Never weaken, all power is yours.

ã¨=∞ã¨Î „QÆO^ä•ÅÖ’ L#fl *Ï˝#=∞O`å hÖ’<Õ LOk. JO`«HõO>Ë "Õ~ÚÔ~@∞¡ Z‰õΩ¯=QÍ LOk. P`«‡qâßfi™êxfl Z#fl_»∂ HÀÖ’Ê=^Œ∞Ì. D qâ◊fiOÖ’ h=Ù ^Õ<≥·fl<å ™êkèOK«QÆÅ=Ù. Z#fl_»∂ ^Ò~°ƒÖϺxH˜ Ö’#∞Q͉õΩ. ã¨=∞ã¨Î â◊H©Î h^Õ.

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O


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We want Shraddha, we want faith in our ownselves. Strength is life, weakness is death. ‘We are the Atman, deathless and free; pure, pure by nature. Can we ever commit any sin? Impossible!’—such a faith is needed. Such a faith makes men of us, makes gods of us. It is by losing this idea of Shraddha that the country has gone to ruin.

=∞#‰õΩ „â◊^ŒúHÍ"åe, P`«‡ qâßfiã¨O HÍ"åe. |Å"Õ∞ r=#O, |ÅÇ‘Ï#`Õ =∞$`«∞º=Ù. ''"Õ∞=Ú P`«‡ ã¨fi~°∂ѨÙÅO, =∞$`«∞º~°Ç≤Ï`«∞ÅO, =Ú‰õΩÎÅO, Ѩq„`«∞ÅO, ã¨fiÉèÏ= ã≤^ŒúOQÍ Ñ¨iâ◊√^Œ∞úÅO. J@∞=O\˜ "Õ∞=Ú ZѨC_≥·<å U áêѨ"≥∞ÿ<å KÕ™êÎ=∂?... Jã¨OÉèí=O!—— W@∞=O\˜ qâßfiã¨O HÍ"åe. J@∞=O\˜ qâßfiã¨O =∞#efl =∞#∞+¨μºÅ#∞ KÕã¨∞ÎOk. ^Õ=`«Å#∞ KÕã¨∞ÎOk. D „â◊^•úÉèÏ=O Ö’Ñ≤OK«@O =Å¡<Õ ^Õâ◊O <åâ◊#"≥∞ÿ áÈ~ÚOk. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Three things are necessary to make every man great, every nation great: 1. Conviction of the powers of goodness. 2. Absence of jealousy and suspicion. 3. Helping all who are trying to be and do good.

U =ºH˜Î J~Ú<å, U ^Õâ◊"≥∞ÿ<å L#fl`« ã≤÷uH˜ KÕ~°∞HÀ"åÅO>Ë =¸_»∂ ÅHõΔ}ÏÅ∞ J=ã¨~°O. Jq 1. =∞Oz`«<åxH˜ L#fl â◊H˜Î g∞^Œ JYO_» qâßfiã¨O. 2. Jã¨∂Ü«∞, J#∞=∂#O ÖˉõΩO_® LO_»_»O. 3. =∞OzQÍ LO_®Å#∞‰õΩ<Õ "åiH©, =∞Oz KÕÜ«∞^ŒÅK«∞‰õΩ<Õ "åiH˜ `À_»Ê_»@O. P`«‡qâßfiã¨O


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You are the makers of your own fortunes. You make yourselves suffer, you make good and evil and you who put your hands before your eyes and say it is dark. Take your hands away and see the light.

g∞ ÉèÏQͺxH˜ g∞ˆ~QÆ^• Hõ~°ÎÅ∞. g∞ =º^èŒÅ‰õΩ g∞ˆ~ HÍ~°‰õΩÅ∞. =∞Oz K≥_»∞Å#∞ ã¨$+≤ìOK«∞‰õΩ<Õk g∞ˆ~. KÕ`«∞Å`À Hõà◊√¡ =¸ã¨∞H˘x pHõ\˜ JO@∞#fln g∞ˆ~. KÕ`«∞Å#∞ fã≤"Õã≤ "≥Å∞`«∞~°∞#∞ K«∂_»O_ç.

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Even the least work done for others awakens the power within, gradually instills into the heart the strength of a lion.

W`«~°∞ʼnõΩ U H˘kÌ áê\˜ =∞Oz KÕã≤<å Jk =∞#Ö’ L#fl â◊H˜Îx "Õ∞ÖÁ¯Å∞Ê`«∞Ok. „Hõ=∞OQÍ Jk =∞# ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞OÖ’ ã≤OÇ¨Ï ã¨^Œ$â◊"≥∞ÿ# |ÖÏxfl xOѨÙ`«∞Ok.

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O


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It is a weakness to think someone is dependent on you, and that you can do good to him. This belief is the mother of all our attachment, and through this attachment comes all our pain. Therefore developing the attitude of non-attachment is the great lesson to learn in life, and when we have learned it fully, we shall never be unhappy... By non-attachment you overcome and deny the power of anything to act upon you!

hÃÑ· Z=~À P^è•~°Ñ¨_ç L<åfl~°»h, h=`«xH˜ =∞Oz KÕÜ«∞QÆÅ=x `«ÅK«_»O =\˜ì =∞<À ^Ò~°ƒÅºO. (D "åHõºO Ü≥ÚHõ¯ J~°÷O W`«~°∞ʼnõΩ =∞Oz KÕÜ«∞=^ŒÌx HÍ^Œ∞. '<Õ#∞ W`«~°∞ʼnõΩ =∞Oz KÕã¨∞Î<åfl#∞— Jx J#∞HÀ=_»O `«Ñ¨C Jx `≥Å∞ã¨∞HÀ"åe.) D `«ÅO¿Ñ =∞# ã¨=∞ã¨Î |O^èŒ<åʼnõΩ Ñ¨Ù\˜ìxÅ∞¡. JO`ÕQÍHõ ã¨=∞ã¨Î ÉÏ^èŒÅ‰õΩ D =∞=∞HÍ~° ÉèÏ=<Õ =¸ÅHÍ~°}O. JO^Œ∞=Å¡ xã¨ûOQÆ`åfixfl JÅ=~°∞ÛHÀ"åe. JO>Ë |O^èŒ<åxfl q_»<å_»@O D rq`«OÖ’ <Õ~°fi=Åã≤# Q˘Ñ¨Ê áê~î°O. nxfl ѨÓiÎQÍ <Õ~°∞Û‰õΩO>Ë =∞#ÔH#fl_»∂ JâßOu HõÅ∞QÆ^Œ∞. D xã¨ûOQÆ`«fiO`À U â◊H©˜Î hg∞^Œ „ѨÉèÏ=O K«∂Ѩ‰õΩO_® h=Ù JkèQÆq∞OK« QÆÅ=Ù, „`Àã≤ѨÙK«Û#∂ QÆÅ=Ù.

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Be obedient and eternally faithful to the cause of truth, humanity, and your country, and you will move the world.

ã¨`åºxH©, =∂#"åoH©, h ^ÕâßxH© qâßfiã¨áê„`«∞_»"≥· LO_»∞. h=Ù „ѨѨOKåxfl Hõ^ŒeOz "ÕÜ«∞QÆÅ=Ù.

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O


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Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvellous 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 cause of all our woes and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

^ÕxH© ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_»HõO_ç. g∞~°∞ J^Œ∞ƒù`åÅ#∞ ™êkèOK«QÆÅ~°∞. ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_ç# =∞~°∞HõΔ}"Õ∞ g∞~°∞ ZO^Œ∞‰õÄ Ñ¨xH˜~åx "å~°=Ù`å~°∞. Ö’HõOÖ’x ^Œ∞óY=∞O`«\˜H© =¸ÅHÍ~°}O D ÉèíÜ«∞"Õ∞! ÉèíÜ«∞"Õ∞ ã¨~°fi|O^èŒHÍi}˜. x~°ƒùÜ«∞`«fiO XHõ¯ HõΔ}OÖ’ Ãã·`«O ã¨fi~åæxfl „áêÑ≤ÎOѨ*ËÜ«∞QÆÅ^Œ∞.

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The more opposition there is, the better. Does a river acquire velocity unless there is resistance? The newer and better a thing is, the more opposition it will meet with at the outset. It is the opposition which foretells success.

„ѨuѶ¨∞@#, =ºuˆ~Hõ`« ZO`« LO>Ë JO`« =∞Ozk. „ѨuѶ¨∞@# ÖËx^Õ #kH˜ =_ç ("ÕQÆ=Ú) =ã¨∞ÎO^•? XHõ q+¨Ü«∞O ZO`« „H˘`«Î^≥·`Õ, ZO`« =∞Oz^≥·`Õ „áê~°OÉèí ^Œâ◊Ö’ Jk JO`« =ºuˆ~Hõ`«#∞ Z^Œ∞~À¯=Åã≤ =ã¨∞ÎOk. =ºuˆ~Hõ`«O`å q[Ü«∞ ã¨∂K«Hõ"Õ∞.

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A handful of men can throw the world off its hinges, provided they are united in thought, word, and deed - never forget this conviction.

H˘kÌ =∞Ok =º‰õΩÎÅ∞ =∞<À"åHõ¯~°‡ÅÜ«∞O^Œ∞ XHõ¯>ˇÿ`Õ „ѨѨOKåxfl L„~°∂`«Å∂yOK«QÆÅ~°∞. D ã¨`åºxfl Z#fl_»∂ =∞~°∞=HõO_ç.

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It is the coward and the fool who says, “This is fate.” - so says the Sanskrit proverb. But it is the strongman who stands up and says “I will make my fate.” It is people who are getting old who talk of fate.

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'' k `«Å„"å`«—— Jx =¸~°∞ö_»∞, Ñ≤iH˜"å_»∞ =∂„`«"Õ∞ =z™êÎ~°x XHõ ã¨O㨯$`« ã¨∂H˜Î. |Å=O`«∞_»∞ ''<å `«Å„"å`«‰õΩ <Õ<Õ HÍ~°‰õΩ}˜‚—— Jx ^è≥·~°ºOQÍ xez K≥áêÎ_»∞. =$^•úѨºOÖ’ J_»∞QÆ∞ÃÑ_»∞`«∞#fl "åˆ~ J^Œ$ëêìxfl QÆ∂iÛ =∂\Ï¡_»`å~°∞.

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O


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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... By knowing how to work, one can obtain the greatest results... Even the lowest forms of work are not to be despised.

=∞# =~°Î=∂# ã≤÷u ѨÓ~°fiHõ~°‡Å Ѷ¨e`«"≥∞ÿ`Õ =∞#‰õΩ Éèíq+¨º`«∞ÎÖ’ HõeˆQ ã≤÷u „Ѩã¨∞Î`« Hõ~°‡Å Ѷ¨e`«OQÍ á⁄O^Œ=K«Ûx xtÛ`«=∞QÆ∞`«∞#flk. HÍ|\˜ì Ѩ#∞Å#∞ ZÖÏ PK«iOKåÖ’ =∞#O `≥Å∞ã¨∞HÀ"åe. WÖÏ Hõ~°‡Å#∞ KÕ¿ã q^è•#O `≥Å∞ã¨∞H˘O>Ë J^Œ∞ƒù`« Ѷ¨e`åÅ#∞ á⁄O^Œ=K«∞Û. JÅÊHÍ~åºÅ∞QÍ Ñ¨iQÆ}˜OK«|_Õ "å\˜x ‰õÄ_® `«$}©HÍ~° ÉèÏ=O`À KÕÜ«∞‰õÄ_»^Œ∞. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Feel that you are great and you will become great. We all have the same glorious soul, let us believe in it.

q∞=∞‡efl g∞~°∞ =∞ǨѨÙ~°∞+¨μÅx ÉèÏqOK«O_ç ! JѨC_»∞ g∞~°∞ =∞ǨѨÙ~°∞+¨μÖË J=Ù`å~°∞. =∞# JO^ŒiÖ’ P k"åº`«‡ LOk. nxx =∞#O qâ◊fiã≤™êÎO QÍHõ!

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O


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Never say, ‘No’, never say ‘I cannot’, for you are infinite, even time and space are nothing compared with your nature. You can do anything and everything, you are almighty.

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HÍ^Œ∞, <å‰õΩ KÕ`«HÍ^Œ∞—— Jx Z#fl_»∂ J#=^Œ∞Ì.

g∞~°∞ J#O`«∞Å∞. g∞ ã¨fiÉèÏ=O`À (x[ ã¨fi~°∂ѨO) áÈeÛ`Õ ^Õâ◊HÍÖÏÅ∞ Jhfl JÅÊ"≥∞ÿ `À™êÎ~Ú. g∞~°∞ ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Î ã¨OѨ#∞flÅ∞, ^Õxx KÕѨ\˜ì`Õ ^•xx ™êkèOK«QÆÅ~°∞.

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Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.

h"Õk HÍQÀi`Õ Jk HÍQÆÅ=Ù. h=Ù n#∞_»=x `«e¿ãÎ n#∞_»"Õ J=Ù`å=Ù. |ÖÏ_è»∞º_»#x `«e¿ãÎ |ÖÏ_è»∞º_»"Õ HÍQÆÅ=Ù.

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Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds.

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O Hõey LO_»O_ç. Q˘Ñ¨Ê qâßfi™êÅ #∞O_Õ =∞ǨÏ`«Î~° HÍ~åºÅ∞ ™êkèOK«|_»`å~Ú.

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The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves. That faith calls out the divinity within. You can do anything. You fail only when you do not strive sufficiently to manifest infinite power. As soon as a man loses faith, death comes.

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O L#fl H˘O^Œi =º‰õΩÎÅ K«i„`Õ „ѨѨOK« K«i„`«. P qâßfiã¨O =ºH˜ÎÖ’x k=º`åfixfl =ºHõÎѨ~°∞ã¨∞ÎOk. g∞~°∞ U^≥·<å ™êkèOK«QÆÅ~°∞. P J#O`«â◊H˜Îx Jaè=ºHõÎO KÕÜ«∞_®xH˜ =Åã≤#O`« „Ѩܫ∞`«flO KÕÜ«∞#ѨC_Õ g∞~°∞ qѶ¨Å=∞=Ù`å~°∞. ZѨC_≥·`Õ =∞x+≤Ö’ #=∞‡HõO ã¨#flyÅ∞¡`«∞O^À JѨC_»∞ =∞~°}O Pã¨#fl=∞ø`«∞Ok.

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What we want is this Shraddha.... What makes the difference between man and man is the difference in this Shraddha and nothing else. What makes one man great and another weak and low is this Shraddha... This Shraddha must enter into you.

=∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤Ok „â◊^Œú... =∞x+≤H˜ =∞x+≤H˜ =∞^茺 `Õ_® „â◊^ŒúÖ’L#fl `å~°`«=∞º"Õ∞ QÍx "Õˆ~g∞ HÍ^Œ∞. XHõ =∞x+≤x Q˘Ñ¨Ê"å_»∞QÍ#∞† WOH˘Hõix |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞_çQÍ#∞, J^èŒ=Ú_»∞QÍ#∞ KÕ¿ãk „â◊^Õú... (JO>Ë „â◊^ŒúÖ’ =º`åºã¨"Õ∞) HÍ|\˜ì D „â◊^Œú g∞Ö’ Ñ „ " ¨ t Õ OKåe.

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Have faith that you are all, my brave lads, born to do great things! Let not the barks of puppies frighten you - no, not even the thunderbolts of heaven !

F <å nè~°=`«ûÖÏ~å! g∞~°O^Œ~°∞ =∞ǨÏ`å¯~åºÅ∞ ™êkèOK«_®xˆH [x‡OKå=∞x qâ◊fiã≤OK«O_ç. ‰õΩ‰õ¯Ñ≤Å¡Å J~°∞ѨÙÅ∞ (W`«~°∞Å∞ KÕ¿ã xO^ŒÅ∞) q∞=∞‡efl ÉèíÜ«∞ÃÑ@ì‰õΩO_»∞ QÍHõ! JO`Õ HÍ^Œ∞, PHÍâ◊O #∞O_ç Ñ≤_»∞QÆ∞Å∞ Ѩ_ç<å g∞~°∞ K«eOK«~°∞ QÍHõ!

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Have faith in yourself. You people were once the Vedic Rishis. Only you have come in different forms, that’s all. I see it clear as daylight that you all have infinite power in you. Rouse that up; arise, arise...

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O Hõey LO_»O_ç. g∞~°O^Œ~°∂ XHõѨÊ\˜ "Õ^Œ |∞∞+¨μÅ∞. WѨC_»∞ g∞~°∞ "Õˆ~ ~°∂áêÅÖ’ =KåÛ~°∞, JO`Õ `Õ_®! g∞ JO^ŒiÖ’ J#O`« â◊H˜Î LOk, ѨQÆ\˜"Õà◊ HÍOuÖÏQÍ D q+¨Ü«∂xfl ã¨Ê+¨ìOQÍ K«∂ã¨∞Î<åfl#∞. D â◊H˜Îx *ÏQÆ$`«O KÕÜ«∞O_ç. "Õ∞Ö’¯O_ç, "Õ∞Ö’¯O_ç...

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This faith in themselves was in the hearts of our ancestors, this faith in themselves was the motive power that pushed them forward and forward in the march of civilization; and if there has been degeneration, if there has been defect, mark my words, you will find that degradation to have started on the day our people lost this faith in themselves.

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O =∞#ѨÓ~°∞fiŠǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∂ÅÖ’ „ѨHÍtOzOk. <åQÆiHõ`åaè=$kúÖ’ "åix =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ fã¨∞‰õΩ=zÛ# „H˜Ü«∂â◊H˜Î D P`«‡ qâßfiã¨"Õ∞! =∞#‰õΩ U^≥·<å „Éèí+¨ì`«fiO, ^À+¨O ã¨OÉèíq¿ãÎ <å =∂@#∞ QÆ∞~°∞Î ÃÑ@∞ìHÀO_ç - P „Éèí+¨ì`«fiO =∞# „Ѩ[Å∞ P`«‡qâßfi™êxfl HÀÖ’Ê~Ú# <å\˜ #∞O_ç „áê~°OÉèí"≥∞ÿOk.

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Have faith in yourself - all power is in you - be conscious and bring it out. Say, “I can do everything”. Even the poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it. Beware! No saying “nay”, no negative thoughts!

hÖ’ J#O`«â◊H˜Î LO^Œx qâßfiã¨O Hõey LO_»∞. *ÏQÆ~°∂‰õΩ_»"≥· P â◊H˜Îx =ºHõÎѨ~°∞K«∞. ''<Õ#∞ U^≥·<å ™êkèOK«QÆÅ#∞—— Jx ã¨OHõeÊOK«∞. áê=Ú q+¨O ‰õÄ_® QÆ\˜ìQÍ u~°ã¨¯i¿ãÎ g∞Ѩ@¡ xsfi~°º"≥∞ÿáÈ`«∞Ok. *Ï„QÆ`«Î ! ''KÕÜ«∞ÖË#∞—— Jx J#=^Œ∞Ì. „Ѩu‰õÄÅ ÉèÏ=#Å∞ ~å‰õÄ_»^Œ∞.

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Losing faith in one’s self means losing faith in God.

g∞ÃÑ· g∞~°∞ qâßfiã¨O HÀÖ’Ê=_»O JO>Ë ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞xÃÑ· qâßfiã¨O HÀÖ’Ê=_»"Õ∞.

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To advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God. He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.

Jaè=$kúK≥O^Œ_®xH˜ "≥Ú^Œ@ =∞#ÃÑ·, `«~°∞"å`« ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞xÃÑ· qâßfiã¨O Hõey LO_®e. `«#ÃÑ· qâßfiã¨O ÖËx"åxH˜ ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞xÃÑ· qâßfiã¨O HõÅQÆ_»O HõÅ¡.

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Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God - this is the secret of greatness.

qâßfiã¨O! qâßfiã¨O! P`«‡qâßfiã¨O! ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞xÃÑ· qâßfiã¨O! W^Õ B#fl`«º ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O!

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Each one of you has a glorious future if you dare believe me. Have a tremendous faith in yourselves, like the faith I had when I was young... Have that faith, each one of you, in yourself - that eternal power is lodged in every soul - and you will revive the whole of India.

<å =∂@Å#∞ #=∞‡_®xH˜ ™êǨÏã≤¿ãÎ g∞Ö’ „Ѩu XHõ¯iH© Éèíq+¨º`«∞ÎÖ’ L[˚fiÅ^Œâ◊ „áêÑ≤Îã¨∞ÎOk. <åÃÑ· <å‰õΩ z#flѨC_»∞ Z\˜ì qâßfiã¨O LO_Õ^À J@∞=O\˜ JYO_» qâßfiã¨O g∞ÃÑ· g∞‰õΩ LO_ç f~åe. J#O`«â◊H˜Î ÉèÏO_®QÍ~°O „Ѩu P`«‡Ö’#∂ LOk - g∞~°∞ ÉèÏ~°`«^Õâßxfl ѨÙ#ifli‡OK«QÆÅ~°∞.

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Let a man go down as low as possible; there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself. But it is better for us that we should know it from the very first. Why should we have all these bitter experiences in order to gain faith in ourselves?

XHõ =ºH˜Î J^èŒ=∂^èŒ=∞ ã≤úuÖ’ Ѩ_çáÈÜ«∂_»#∞HÀO_ç. H˘O`«HÍÖÏxH˜ J`«_Õ, x~åâ◊`À `«# D „Ѩã¨∞Î`«ã≤÷u #∞O_ç T~°÷fiQÆ=∞#O ™êyOz, P`«‡qâßfi™êxfl ÃÑOá⁄OkOK«∞H˘x f~°∞`å_»∞. HÍx "≥Ú^Œ\˜ #∞O_Õ =∞#O ^•xfl QÆ∞iÎOK«_»O „âıÜ«∞㨯~°O. P`«‡qâßfi™êxfl á⁄O^Œ_®xH˜ =∞#‰õΩ Wxfl KÕ^Œ∞ J#∞Éèí"åÅ∞ J=ã¨~°=∂?

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If you have faith in all the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological gods,... and still have no faith in yourselves, there is no salvation for you. Have faith in yourselves, and stand upon that faith and be strong; that is what we need.

ѨÙ~å}ÏÅ∞ ¿Ñ~˘¯#fl =ÚHÀ¯\˜ ^Õ=`«ÅÃÑ· g∞‰õΩ qâßfiã¨O L#flѨÊ\˜H©, g∞ÃÑ· g∞‰õΩ qâßfiã¨O ÖËHõáÈ`Õ g∞‰õΩ =ÚH˜Î HõÅ∞QÆ^Œ∞. P`«‡qâßfiã¨O`À nè~°∞_ç"≥· xÅ|_»∞, J^Õ =∞#H˜Ñ¨C_»∞ HÍ=Åã≤Ok.

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Faith in ourselves will do everything. I have experienced it in my own life.

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O ^•fi~å ã¨~°fiO ™êkèOK«QÆÅO. D q+¨Ü«∞O ã‘fiÜ«∞ rq`«OÖ’ <å‰õΩ J#∞Éèí"åxH˜ =zÛOk.

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The ideal of faith in ourselves is of the greatest help to us. If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practised, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Throughout the history of mankind, if any motive power has been more potent than another in the lives of all great men and women, it is that of faith in themselves. Born with the consciousness that they were to be great, they became great.

P`«‡qâßfiã¨O =∞#‰õΩ Q˘Ñ¨Ê ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞HÍi. P`«‡qâßfi™êxfl QÆ∞iOz qã¨Î $`«OQÍ `≥eÜ«∞|_ç, Jk ÃÑOá⁄OkOѨ|_ç`Õ... =∞#‰õΩ#fl ^Œ∞óMÏÅ∞, ~°∞QƇ`«Å∞ KåÖÏ =~°‰õÄ ã¨=∞ã≤áÈÜÕ∞q. =∂#"åo K«i„`«Ö’ Q˘Ñ¨ÊQ˘Ñ¨Ê ¢ã‘ΠѨÙ~°∞+¨μÅ rq`åÅÖ’ P`«‡qâßfiã¨"Õ∞ "åiH˜ J`«ºkèHõ ã¨∂ÊùiÎ ^•Ü«∞Hõ"≥∞ÿ# â◊H˜ÎQÍ Ñ¨i}q∞OzOk. `å=Ú Q˘Ñ¨Ê"å~°∞QÍ J=_®xH˜ [x‡OKå=∞x ÉèÏqOz "å~°∞ Q˘Ñ¨Ê"å~°Ü«∂º~°∞. qâßfiã¨"Õ∞ |ÅO


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Whatever of material power you see manifested by the Western races is the outcome of this Shraddha, because they believe in their muscles and if you believe in your spirit, how much more will it work! Believe in that infinite soul, the infinite power, which with consensus of opinion, your books and sages preach. That Atman which nothing can destroy, in It is infinite power only waiting to be called out... Be strong and have this Shraddha, and everything else is bound to follow.

áêâßÛ`«º^ÕâßÅÖ’ g∞~°∞ K«∂¿ã Éè∫uHõ Jaè=$kú JO`å "åi‰õΩ#fl „â◊^Œú =Å# Hõ«ey#^Õ. "åà◊§ HõO_»~åÅ#∞ "åà◊√§ qâ◊fiã≤™êÎ~°∞. P`«‡|ÖÏxfl qâ◊fiã≤¿ãÎ WOÔHO`« JkèHõ`«~° „ѨÜ≥∂[#O HõÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞O^À Hõ^•! g∞ âߢ™ÎêÅ∞, |∞∞+¨μÅ∞ =ÚHõÎHõO~î°O`À É’kèã¨∞Î#fl J#O`«â◊H˜Î ã¨=∞xfi`«"≥∞ÿ# P J#O`å`«‡#∞ qâ◊fiã≤OK«O_ç. <åâ◊~°Ç≤Ï`«"≥∞ÿ# P P`«‡Ö #∞Oz J#O`«â◊H˜Î |Ü«∞Åfi_»_®xH˜ ã¨Oã≤^ŒúOQÍ LOk. ^è≥·~°ºOQÍ LO_»O_ç. „â◊^Œú Hõey LO_»O_ç. q∞ye#k ^•#O`«@ J^Õ =zÛ f~°∞`«∞Ok. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Have faith, as Nachiketa... ay, I wish that faith would come to each of you; and every one of you would stand up a giant, a world-mover with a gigantic intellect - an infinite God in every respect. That is what I want you to become.

#zˆH`«∞x „â◊^Œú =O\˜ „â◊^Œú g∞ JO^ŒiH© HõÅQÍÅx Ptã¨∞Î<åfl#∞. g∞~°O^Œ~°∂ J™ê^è•~°} „ѨuÉèÏ=O`«∞Å∞ - g∞ J™ê^è•~°} "Õ∞^èŒ`À g∞~°∞ „ѨѨOKå<Õfl Hõke™êÎ~°∞ - J#O`« Ѩ~°„|ǨχÅ∞QÍ ÉèÏã≤™êÎ~°∞. g∞~°O^Œ~°∂ WÖÏ HÍ"åe Jx <Õ#∞ HÀ~°∞‰õΩO\Ï#∞.

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Make men first. Men we want, and how can men be made unless Shraddha is there?

=∞#∞+¨μºÅ#∞ `«Ü«∂~°∞ KÕÜ«∂e. =º‰õΩÎÅ∞ HÍ"åe. - „â◊^Œú ÖˉõΩO_® =º‰õΩÎÅ∞ ZÖÏ `«Ü«∂~°=Ù`å~°∞?

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What I mean to say is that want of Shraddha has brought in all the evils among us, and is bringing in more and more. My method of treatment is to take out by the roots the very causes of the disease and not to keep them merely suppressed.

<Õ#∞ K≥ѨÊ^ŒÅK«∞‰õΩ#fl^Õ=∞O>Ë =∞#Ö’ L#fl J=QÆ∞}ÏÅhfl „â◊^ŒúÖËq∞ =Å¡ Hõey#"Õ! D „â◊^ŒúÖËq∞ =∞#‰õΩ WOHÍ JkèHõOQÍ K≥_»∞<Õ H˘x`≥ã¨∂Î LOk. ~ÀQÍxfl ˆH=ÅO <˘H˜¯ÃÑ@ì‰õΩO_® =¸ÅHÍ~°}O`À ã¨Ç¨ `˘ÅyOz "ÕÜ«∞_»"Õ∞ <å zH˜`åû q^è•#O.

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The idea of true Shraddha must be brought back once more to us, the faith in our own selves must be re-awakened, and, then only, all the problems which face our country will gradually be solved by ourselves.

'„â◊^Œú— J<Õ P^Œ~å≈xfl =∞~°ÖÏ =∞#Ö’ fã¨∞‰õΩ~å"åe. P`«‡ qâßfiã¨O ѨÙ#ó *ÏQÆ$`«O HÍ"åe. JѨC_»∞ =∂„`«"Õ∞ =∞#^Õâ◊O Z^Œ∞~˘¯O@∞#fl ã¨=∞㨺ÅxflO\˜h Hõ=∞OQÍ =∞#"Õ∞ Ѩi+¨¯iOK«∞HÀQÆÅO.

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Infinite faith and strength are the only conditions of success.

Jáê~° qâßfiã¨O, J#O`« â◊H˜Î - W"ÕÕ q[Ü«∞™ê^èŒ#‰õΩ =∂~åæÅ∞.

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Every boy should be trained to practise absolute Brahmacharya, and then, and then only, faith - Shraddha - will come.

„Ѩu ÉÏÅ∞_»∂ Hõ~îÀ~° „|ǨχK«~åºxfl áê\˜OKÕ@@∞¡ tHõΔ}x"åfie. JѨC_»∞ =∂„`«"Õ∞ qâßfiã¨O U~°Ê_»∞`«∞Ok, „â◊^Œú HõÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞Ok.

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Be possessed of Shraddha (faith), of Virya (courage), attain to the knowledge of the Atman, and sacrifice your life for the good of others - this is my wish and blessing.

„â◊^Œú, nè~°`«fiO Hõey LO_ç P`«‡ *Ï˝<åxfl á⁄O^ŒO_ç. á⁄Ok g∞ rq`åxfl W`«~°∞Å "Õ∞Å∞ÔH· `åºQÆO KÕÜ«∞O_ç - W^Õ <å PHÍOHõΔ, Pj~åfi^Œ=Ú#∂.

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Sincerity of conviction and purity of motive will surely gain the day; and even a small minority, armed with these, is surely destined to prevail against all odds.

^ŒŒ$_è» ã¨OHõÅÊO, Ѩq„`« Pâ◊Ü«∞O `«Ñ¨ÊHõ ã¨`«Êùe`åÅ#∞ W™êÎ~Ú. g\˜x PÜ«Ú^è•Å∞QÍ „QÆÇ≤ÏOz# "å~°∞, "å~°∞ H˘kÌ=∞O^Õ J~Ú<å, Jxfl qѶ¨∂flÅ#∞ Z^Œ∞~˘¯x xÅ∞=QÆÅ∞QÆ∞`å~°∞.

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Truth, purity, and unselfishness - wherever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.

ã¨`«ºO, Ѩq„`«`«, x™êfi~°÷`« - D ã¨^Œ∞æ}ÏÅ∞ L#fl"åxx <åâ◊#O KÕÜ«∞QÆÅ â◊H˜Î ã¨∂~°∞º_çH˜ „H˜O^• ÃÑ·<å (ã¨$+≤ìÖ’) ZHõ¯_® ÖË^Œ∞. D ã¨^Œ∞æ} qt+¨μì_≥·# =ºH˜Î ã¨=∞ã¨Îqâ◊fi=¸ `«##∞ „ѨuѶ¨∞\˜Oz<å XHõ¯_Õ Z^Œ∞~À¯QÆÅ_»∞.

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Let people say whatever they like, stick to your own convictions, and rest assured, the world will be at your feet. They say, “Have faith in this fellow or that fellow,” but I say, “Have faith in yourself first,” that’s the way.

[#∞Å#∞ "åiH˜ `ÀzOk =∂\Ï¡_» x=fiO_ç, g∞ Pâ◊Ü«∂Å#∞ JO\˜ÃÑ@∞ìH˘x LO>Ë, ã¨=∞ã¨Î Ö’HõO g∞ áê^• „HÍO`«=∞ø`«∞Ok. '"åiÃÑ· giÃÑ· qâßfiã¨O LOK«=∞x— "å~°∞ K≥ѨÙ`å~°∞. HÍx <Õ#∞ K≥|∞`«∞<åfl#∞ „Ѩ^äŒ=∞OQÍ g∞ÃÑ· qâßfiã¨O Hõey (P`«‡ qâßfiã¨=Ú) LO_»O_ç. J^Õ =∂~°æO (q[Ü«∂xH˜).

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What we want are Western Science coupled with Vedanta, Brahmacharya as the guiding motto, and also Shraddha and faith in one’s own self.

=∞#‰õΩ WѨC_»∞ HÍ=eûOk "Õ^•O`«O`À "Õ∞à◊qOѨ|_ç# áêâßÛ`«º q*Ï˝#âߢã¨ÎO, ^•xH˜ =¸Å=∞O„`«OQÍ „|ǨχK«~°ºO áê\˜OK«@O =∞iÜ«Ú „â◊^Œú, P`«‡qâßfi™êÅ#∞ Hõey LO_»@O.

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Can anything be done unless everybody exerts himself to his utmost? “It is the man of action, the lion-heart, that the goddess of wealth resorts to.” No need of looking behind. FORWARD! We want infinite energy, infinite zeal, infinite courage, and infinite patience, then only will great things be achieved.

„Ѩu"å~°∂ `«=∞ â◊H˜ÎH˘Åk áê@∞Ѩ_»xKÀ, U HÍ~°º"≥∞ÿ<å ™ê^茺=∞=Ù`«∞O^•? HÍ~°ºâ◊¥~°∞}˜‚, ѨÙ~°∞+¨ ã≤OǨï}˜‚ q[Ü«∞ÅH˜Δ‡ =iã¨∞ÎOk. "≥#∞Hõ‰õΩ K«∂_»#=ã¨~°O ÖË^Œ∞. =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ #_»=O_ç! JYO_» â◊H˜Î, JYO_» L`åûǨÏO, JYO_» ^è≥·~°ºO, ã¨Ç¨Ï#O... W"Õ =∞#‰õΩ P=â◊ºHÍÅ∞. Wq L#flѨC_Õ =∞ǨÏ`å¯~åºÅ∞ ™êkèOѨ|_»`å~Ú. ã¨OHõÅÊ â◊H˜Î


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Stand up and fight! Not one step back, that is the idea. Fight it out, whatever comes. Let the stars move from the spheres! Let the whole World stand against us! Death means only a change of garment. What of it ? Thus fight !

ÖË=O_ç! áÈ~å_»O_ç! XHõ¯ J_»∞QÆ∞ ‰õÄ_® "≥#‰õΩ¯ "ÕÜ«∞~å^Œ∞. U"≥∞ÿ# ~åh, áÈ~å_ç `ÕÅ∞ÛHÀO_ç. #HõΔ„`åÅ∞ QÆ`«∞Å∞ `«Ñ≤Ê<å 㨈~! Ö’Hõ=∞O`å UHõ"≥∞ÿ q∞=∞‡efl „ѨuѶ¨∞\˜Oz<å 㨈~! =∞~°}=∞O>Ë ^Œ∞ã¨∞ÎÅ#∞ =∂~°∞ÛHÀ=@O =O\˜^Õ. ^•x ˆHÖÏ? (zO`« UÅ?) HÍ|\˜ìõ áÈ~å_»O_ç!

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Most of our difficulties in our daily life come from being unable to hold our minds... Every reaction in the form of hatred or evil is so much loss to the mind; and every evil thought or deed of hatred, or any thought of reaction, if it is controlled, will be laid in our favour... Each time we control hatred, or a feeling of anger, it is so much good energy stored up in our favour; that piece of energy will be converted into the higher powers.

=∞#‰õΩ x`«ºrq`«OÖ’ HõeˆQ ã¨=∞㨺Åhfl =∞#ã¨∞û#∞ x„QÆÇ≤ÏOK«∞HÀÖËHõ áÈ=_»O =Å¡ HõÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞#fl"Õ! ^Õfi+¨Ñ¨Ói`« `«ÅOѨÙÅ∞, K≥_»∞ ÉèÏ"åÅ∞ =∞#ã¨∞û#∞ |ÅÇ‘Ï#Ѩ~°∞™êÎ~Ú† JÖψQ =∞#O x„QÆÇ≤ÏOK«∞‰õΩ#fl „Ѩu K≥_»∞ VÉèÏ=#, ^Õfi+¨Ñ¨Ói`« K«~°º =∞#Ö’ ™ê#∞‰õÄÅ â◊H˜Îx L`«Ê#flO KÕã¨∞ÎOk. ^Õfiëêxfl, „HÀ^èŒ ÉèÏ"åxfl x„QÆÇ≤ÏOK«∞‰õΩ#flѨC_»ÖÏ¡ =∞#Ö’ ™ê#∞‰õÄÅ ÉèÏ"åÅ∞ ã¨∞â◊H˜Î ~°∂ѨOÖ’ xH˜ΔѨÎ"≥∞ÿ, WOHÍ L#fl`«"≥∞ÿ# ÉèÏ=„¿Ñ~°}Å∞QÍ Jaè=ºHõÎ=∞ø`å~Ú. ã¨OHõÅÊ â◊H˜Î


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You gain nothing by becoming cowards. Taking a step backward, you do not avoid any misfortune.

Ñ≤iH˜"åiQÍ =∂i g∞~°∞ ™êkèOKÕ^Õg∞ LO_»^Œ∞. XHõ¯ J_»∞QÆ∞ "≥≥#∞Hõ‰õΩ "ÕÜ«∞_»O =Å¡ g∞~°∞ U qѨ`«∞Î#∂ `«Ñ≤ÊOK«∞HÀÖË~°∞.

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This is the one question I put to every man... Are you strong? Do you feel strength? Strength is the medicine for the world’s disease.

„Ѩu =∞x+≤h <Õ<˘Hõ „Ѩâ◊fl J_»∞QÆ∞`å#∞. ''h=Ù |ÅOQÍ L<åfl"å? |ÅO h |∞kúH˜ J#∞Éèí= =∞=Ù`«∞#fl^•?—— „ѨѨOK«=ÚÖ’x ã¨~°fi~°∞QƇ`«Å‰õΩ |Å"Õ∞ F+¨^èŒO.

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82

Do not say we are weak; we can do anything and everything. What can we not do? Everything can be done by us; we all have the same glorious soul, let us believe in it.

"Õ∞=Ú ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ∞~°=Ú— Jx Z#fl_»∂ ѨÅ∞HõHõO_ç.

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=∞#O ã¨~°fi=¸ KÕÜ«∞QÆÅ∞QÆ∞`åO! =∞#O Uq∞ KÕÜ«∞ÖËO ? =∞#O ã¨=∞ã¨Î=Ú KÕÜ«∞QÆÅO. =∞# JO^ŒiÖ’ P k"åº`«‡ HõÅ^Œ∞. J^•ÌxÖ’ =∞#O #=∞‡HõO Hõey LO^•O!

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Ay, let every man and woman and child, without respect of caste or birth, hear and learn that behind everyone there is that Infinite Soul, assuring the infinite possibility and the infinite capacity of all to become great and good.

„Ѩu ¢ã‘Î, „Ѩu ѨÙ~°∞+¨μ_»∂, „Ѩu ÉÏeHõ, „Ѩu ÉÏÅ∞_»∂ *Ïu ÉèË^Œ=Ú ÖËHõ [#‡ ÉèË^Œ=Ú ÖËHõ nxx PÅH˜Oz Ü≥∂K«# KÕ™êÎ~°∞ QÍHõ! ''„Ѩu "åiÖ’ P J#O`« P`Õ‡ „ѨHÍtã¨∞Î#flk—— Q˘Ñ¨Ê"å~°∞QÍ, =∞Oz "å~°∞QÍ JQÆ∞@‰õΩ (Ü≥∂QÆ∞Å∞QÍ, =∞ǨÏ~°∞¬Å∞QÍ JQÆ∞@‰õΩ) `«y# J#O`« J=HÍâ◊=¸, JYO_» â◊H©Î JO^ŒiÖ’#∂ LOk.

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84

When the soul has wrestled with circumstance and ....has struggled forward again and again and yet again - then the soul comes out as a giant.

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85

Say “Everything is in me, and I can manifest it at will.”

ã¨~°fi=Ú <åÜ«∞O^Œ∞#flk. WKåÛù=∂„`«=Ú# <Õ#∞ ^•xx Jaè=ºHõÎ=Ú KÕÜ«∞QÆÅ#∞—— Jx ѨÅHõO_ç.

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86

What queer humility is this to say, “I know

nothing!”, “I am nothing!” This is pseudo-renunciation and mockmodesty, I tell you. Off with such a self-debasing spirit!

<åˆHg∞ `≥eÜ«∞^Œ∞— , '<Õ<Õg∞ HÍ#∞— Jx K≥ѨÊ_»O q#Ü«∞=∂? Wk ѨxH˜=∂e# `åºQÆO, Ǩ™êºã¨Ê^Œ"≥∞ÿ# q#Ü«∞O Jx K≥|∞`«∞<åfl#∞. J@∞=O\˜ P`«‡=OK«##∞ q_»<å_»∞.

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87

Cherish positive thoughts. By dwelling too much upon negativism, the whole country is going to ruin!..... What a botheration! In every soul is infinite strength and should you turn yourselves into cats and dogs by harbouring negative thoughts? Who dares to preach negativism? That sort of self-deprecating attitude is another name of disease - do you call that humility? It is vanity in disguise!.... Hurl yourselves on the world like an avalanche... let the world crack in twain under your weight!

Pâß=Ç¨Ï ÉèÏ"åÅ#∞ (™ê#∞‰õÄÅ, x~å‡}Ï`«‡Hõ"≥∞ÿ# ÉèÏ"åÅ#∞) „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«O_ç. x~åâß Ñ¨Ói`« ÉèÏ"åÅ<Õ Z‰õΩ¯=QÍ ^蕺xOK«_»O =Å¡ ^Õâ◊=∞O`å q<åâ◊<åxH˜ ^ŒQÆæ~°=Ù`«∞#flk. UO z‰õΩ¯ =zÛ Ñ¨_çOk! „Ѩu rqÖ’#∞ J#O`«"≥∞ÿ# â◊H˜Î LOk. =ºuˆ~Hõ ÉèÏ"åÅ#∞ `«ÅáÈã¨∂Î g∞~°∞ ‰õΩHõ¯Å∞QÍ, Ñ≤Å∞¡Å∞QÍ =∂~åÖÏ? D J##∞‰õÄÅ ÉèÏ"åÅ#∞ „ѨKå~°O KÕÜ«∞_®xH˜ ™êǨÏã≤ã¨∞Î#fl "åÔ~=fi~°∞? D q^èŒ"≥∞ÿ# P`«‡=OK«# J<Õk "åºkèH˜ =∞~À¿Ñ~°∞. g∞~°∞ ^•xx #„=∞`« Jx K≥ѨÙÎ<åfl~å? KÕ`«HÍx`«<åxH˜ Wk XHõ =Úã¨∞QÆ∞. =∞OK«∞H˘O_» qiyѨ_ç#@∞¡ g∞~°∞ D Ö’HõOÃÑ· q~°∞K«∞‰õΩ Ñ¨_»O_ç. g∞ ÉèÏ~åxH˜ D „ѨѨOK«O Ô~O_»∞ =ÚHõ¯Å∞QÍ peáÈh QÍHõ!

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If you have a clouded face do not go out that day, shut yourself up in your room. What right have you to carry this disease out into the world?

=∞<À"庉õΩÅ`« h =ÚMÏ# ^Àº`«Hõ=∞=Ù`«∞#fl ~ÀA# |Ü«∞@‰õΩ ~å‰õΩO_® `«Å∞ѨÙÖËã¨∞H˘x QÆkÖ’ ‰õÄ~ÀÛ! D "åºkèx „ѨѨOK«OÖ’ "åºÑ≤OѨ*ËÜ«∞_®xH˜ hˆHO 'ǨωõΩ¯— LOk?

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What makes you weep, my friend? In you is all power. Summon up your all-powerful nature, O mighty one, and this whole universe will lie at your feet. It is the Self alone that predominates, and not matter.

F q∞„`«=∂! x#∞fl ^Œ∞ód`«∞xQÍ KÕã¨∞Î#flk Uk? ã¨~°fi â◊H©Î hÖ’<Õ LOk. F â◊H˜Îâßb! h ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Î ã¨fiÉèÏ"åxfl =ºH©ÎHõiOK«∞. D ã¨=∞ã¨ÎÖ’Hõ=¸ h‰õΩ áê^•„HÍO`«=∞=Ù`«∞Ok. â◊H˜Î=∞O`«"≥∞ÿ#k P`Õ‡ HÍx, [_» Ѩ^•~°÷O HÍ^Œ∞.

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I feel as if a thunderbolt strikes me on the head when I hear people dwell on negative thoughts.

=ºuˆ~Hõ ÉèÏ==ÚÅ#∞ `«ÅáÈã¨∞Î#fl "åix QÆ∂iÛ q#flѨC_»∞ <å `«ÅÃÑ· Ñ≤_»∞QÆ∞ Ѩ_ç# ÉèÏ=# HõÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞Ok.

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You are strong, omnipotent, omniscient. No matter that you have not expressed it yet, it is in you. All knowledge is in you, all power, all purity, and all freedom - why cannot you express this knowledge? Because you do not believe in it... Believe in it, and it must and will come out.

h=Ù |ÖÏ_è»∞º_»=Ù, ã¨~°fi â◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞_»=Ù, ã¨~°fiA˝_»=Ù. P â◊H˜Îx h=Ù WѨC\˜ =~°‰õÄ Jaè=ºHõÎO KÕã≤ LO_»ÖË^Œ∞. HÍx Jk hÖ’<Õ LOk. h=Ù ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞_»=٠Ѩ~°=∞ Ѩq„`«∞_»=Ù, x`«º =Ú‰õΩÎ_»=Ù. ã¨=∞ã¨Î *Ï˝<åxfl hÜ«∞O^Õ Hõey L#fl"å_»=Ù. D *Ï˝<åxfl h=Ù ZO^Œ∞‰õΩ „ѨHõ\˜OK«ÖË=Ù? h‰õΩ nxÃÑ· qâßfiã¨O HõÅ∞QÆÖË^Œ∞ Hõ#∞Hõ... qâßfiã¨O U~°Ê_ç# "≥O@<Õ Jk `«Ñ¨ÊHõ Jaè=ºHõÎ"≥∞ÿ f~°∞`«∞Ok. ã¨OHõÅÊ â◊H˜Î


92

If

you can think that infinte power, infinite knowledge and indomitable energy lie within you, and if you can bring out that power, you also can become like me.

h=Ù ‰õÄ_® P J#O`«» â◊H˜Î, J#O`« *Ï˝#O, J„ѨuǨÏ`«"≥∞ÿ# L`åûǨÏO hÖ’ L<åflÜ«∞x `«Å∞ã¨∂Î P â◊H˜Îx |Ç≤Ï~°æ`«O KÕÜ«∞QÆey`Õ, h=Ù ‰õÄ_® <åÖÏQÍ J=QÆÅ=Ù.

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To think of any imperfection creates it. Thoughts of strength and perfection alone can cure it.

֒ѨO L#fl^Œx ÉèÏqOK«_»"Õ∞ Ö’áêxfl ã¨$lã¨∞Î#flk. |Å=Ú, ѨiѨÓ~°‚`«Å QÆ∞iOz ÉèÏqOK«_»"Õ∞ Ö’áêxfl ã¨ik^ŒÌQÆÅ^Œ∞.

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94

Struggle is the sign of life.

áÈ~å@"Õ∞ rq`« ÅHõΔ}O.

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95

For fear of defeat shall I retreat from the fight? Defeat is the ornament the hero adorns himself with. What, to acknowledge defeat without fighting!

JѨ[Ü«∞O HõÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞O^Œx <Õ#∞ áÈ~å@O #∞O_ç áêiáÈ"åÖÏ? nè~°∞_≥·#"å_»∞ ^èŒiOKÕ PÉèí~°}"Õ∞ F@q∞. Uq∞\˜? Ü«Ú^ŒúO KÕÜ«∞‰õΩO_® Ѩ~å[Ü«∂xfl JOwHõiOK«_»=∂?

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96

Perseverance will finally conquer. Nothing can be done in a day.

Ѩ@∞ì^ŒÅ =^ŒÅ‰õΩO_® Kտ㠄Ѩܫ∞`«flO z=~°‰õΩ q[Ü«∂xfl KÕ‰õÄ~°∞ã¨∞ÎOk. XHõ¯ ~ÀAÖ’ ^Õhfl ™êkèOK«ÖËO.

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97

Mountain-high though the difficulties appear, terrible and gloomy though all things seem, they are but Maya. Fear not and it is banished. Crush it and it vanishes. Stamp upon it, and it dies. Be not afraid. Think not how many times you fail. Never mind, time is infinite... Go forward: assert yourself again and again, and light must come.

HõëêìÅ∞ Ѩ~°fi`«O JO`«QÍ HõxÑ≤Oz<å, Ѩiã≤÷`«∞Åhfl ÉèíÜ«∞OHõ~°OQÍ, x~åâß[#HõOQÍ L<åfl Jq Jhfl =∂ÜÕ∞, ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_» =^Œ∞Ì. Jk `˘eyáÈ`«∞Ok† J}zÃÑ@ìO_ç, Jk J^Œ$â◊º=∞=Ù`«∞Ok† „`˘H˜¯"ÕÜ«∞O_ç, Jk JO`«iã¨∞ÎOk. ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_»‰õΩ! Zxfl ™ê~°∞¡ Ѩ~å[Ü«∂xfl á⁄O^•#x PÖ’zOK«=^Œ∞Ì. `«ÅK«=^Œ∞Ì. HÍÅO J#O`«O, =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ ™êyáÈ! P`«‡â◊H˜Îx =∂\˜ =∂\˜H˜ ÉèÏqOK«∞, "≥Å∞QÆ∞ =KÕÛ f~°∞`«∞Ok. ã¨OHõÅÊ â◊H˜Î


98

Plod on through the dark, brave-heart, with all thy might and main.

nè~° ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞=∂! h â◊H˜Î ™ê=∞~å÷ºÅxfl\˜`À JO^èŒHÍ~åxfl JkèQÆq∞OK«∞.

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99

The struggle is the great lesson. Mind you, the great benefit in this life is struggle. It is through that we pass. If there is any road to heaven, it is through hell. Through hell to heaven is always the way.

rq`«"Õ∞ XHõ áÈ~å@O Jx áê~î°O. D rq`«OÖ’ =∞#O á⁄O^Œ^Œy# =∞ǨÏ`«Î~° „ѨÜ≥∂[#O áÈ~å@=∞x „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«O_ç. áÈ~å@O ^•fi~å<Õ =∞#O =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ ™êyáÈ`åO. ã¨fi~åæxH˜ =∂~°æ"Õ∞^≥·<å LO>Ë, Jk #~°HõO ^•fi~å<Õ. ZѨVC_≥·<å 㨈~ #~°HõO #∞OKÕ ã¨fi~åæxH˜ ^•i.

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100

No need of looking behind. FORWARD! We want infinite energy, infinite zeal, infinite courage, and infinite patience, then only will great things be achieved.

"≥#‰õΩ¯ K«∂_»=Åã≤# Ѩx ÖË^Œ∞. ѨÙ~ÀQÆq∞OK«O_ç. =∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤#q J#O`«â◊H˜Î, Ѩ@∞ì^ŒÅ, ^è≥·~°ºO =∞iÜ«Ú J#O`« ã¨Ç¨Ï#O† JѨC_Õ =∞ǨHÍ~åºÅ∞ ™êkèOK«|_»`å~Ú.

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To suceed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean,” says the persevering soul, “At my will mountains will crumble up.” Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal.

HÍ~°ºã≤kúH˜ g∞~°∞ xâ◊ÛÅ"≥∞ÿ# nHõΔ#∞ ѨÓ<åe. JkfifÜ«∞"≥∞ÿ# ã¨OHõÖÏÊxfl Hõ#|~°Kåe. HÍ~°º `«`«Ê~°∞_»∞ ''<Õ#∞ ã¨=Ú„„^•xfl „`åy "Õ™êÎ#∞——JO\Ï_»∞. <Õ#∞ ã¨OHõeÊ¿ãÎ, Ѩ~°fi`åÅ∞ K«∂~°‚O HÍ=Åã≤O^Õ—— Jx JO\Ï_»∞. W@∞=O\˜ g~Àº`åûǨÏ=O`«∞_»"≥·, W@∞=O\˜ ^Œ$_è» ã¨OHõÖÏÊxfl ѨÓx f„= „Ѩܫ∞`«flO KÕ~Ú. `«Ñ¨ÊHõ QÆ=∞º™ê÷#O KÕ~°`å=Ù. (Ѩ~°=∂=kèx á⁄O^Œ∞`å=Ù.)

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102

The will is stronger than anything else. Everything must go down before the will, for, that comes from God and God Himself; the pure and a strong will is omnipotent.

WKåÛùâ◊H˜Î `«H˜¯# â◊‰õΩÎÅxflO\˜ HõO>Ë |Å=`«Î~°"≥∞ÿOk. Jk ™êHΔÍ`«∞Î ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞x =^ŒÌ #∞O_Õ =ã¨∞ÎOk HÍ|\˜ì ^•x =ÚO^Œ∞ `«H˜¯#^ŒO`å ÖÁOyáÈ"åeûO^Õ. Ѩq„`«=Ú, ^ŒŒ$_è»=Ú J~Ú# 'WK«Ûù— (ã¨OHõÅÊO) ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Î=∞O`«"≥∞ÿ#k.

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The world sympathises only with the strong and powerful.

Ö’HõO |Å=O`«∞Å#∞, â◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞Å#∞ =∂„`«"Õ∞ P^Œiã¨∞ÎOk.

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104

My child, what I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made. Strength, manhood, Kshatra Virya+ Brahma Teja ... this I want.

<åÜ«∞<å! <å‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤#k W#∞Ѩ HõO_»Å∞, L‰õΩ¯ #~°=ÚÅ∞. "åx֒ѨŠ=„*ÏÜ«Ú^èŒ ã¨=∞=∞~Ú# =∞#ã¨∞û, |Å=Ú, áœ~°∞+¨=Ú, HΔÍ„`«g~°º=Ú, „|Ǩχ`Õ[=Ú - Wq <å‰õΩ HÍ=eûOk.

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Men, men, these are wanted; everything else will be ready, but strong, vigorous, believing young men, sincere to the backbone, are wanted. A hundred such and the world becomes revolutionised.

WѨC_»∞ HÍ=Åã≤Ok ѨÙ~°∞+¨μÅ∞ =∂„`«"Õ∞ Jx „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«O_ç. `«H˜¯#^ŒO`å ã≤^ŒúOQÍ ^˘~°HõQÆÅ^Œ∞, HÍx |e+¨μªÅ∞, [= ã¨OѨ#∞flÅ∞, |∞∞A=~°Î#∞Å∞, P`«‡qâßfiã¨Ñ¨~°∞Å∂ J~Ú# Ü«Ú=‰õΩÅ∞ HÍ=Åã≤ L<åfl~°∞. J@∞=O\˜ "å~°∞ =O^Œ=∞Ok ^˘iH˜<å „Ñ¨Ñ¨OK«OÖ’ Q˘Ñ¨Ê =∂~°∞Ê#∞ fã¨∞‰õΩ ~å=K«∞Û.

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106

It is gentleness that has the strength to live on and to fructify, and not mere brutality and physical force.

™ê^èŒ∞=~°Î#"Õ∞ z~°HÍÅO =∞#QÆey Ѷ¨Å=O`«=∞=_®xH˜ `«y# â◊H˜Î Hõey LOk. ^Ò~°˚<åºxH˜, Ç≤ÏO㨉õΩ J@∞=O\˜ â◊H˜Î ÖË^Œ∞.

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107

Men should be taught to be practical, physically strong. A dozen such lions will conquer the world, not millions of sheep.

[#∞Å#∞ |e+¨μªÅ∞QÍ, HÍ~åºK«~°}Ѩ~°∞Å∞QÍ KÕÜ«∂e. ã≤OǨÏã¨^Œ$â◊√Öˇ·#@∞=O\˜ H˘kÌ=∞Ok „ѨѨOKåxfl [~Ú™êÎ~°∞ QÍh, ÅHõΔÅH˘nÌ Q˘éˇ]Å =∞O^ŒÅ∞ HÍ^Œ∞.

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108

I want iron wills and hearts that do not know how to quake.

Ѩ~å[Ü«∞"Õ∞ Z~°∞QÆx ^Œ$_è»ã¨OHõÅ∞ÊÅ∞, nè~° ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«ÚÅ∂ <å‰õΩ HÍ"åe.

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109

Give me a few men and women who are pure and selfless and I shall shake the world.

Ѩq„`«∞Å∞, ™êfi~°÷ ~°Ç≤Ï`«∞Å∞ J~Ú# H˘kÌ=∞Ok ¢ã‘ΠѨÙ~°∞+¨μÅ#∞ <åH˜=fiO_ç. <Õ#∞ „ѨѨOKåxfl Hõke™êÎ#∞.

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110

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111

Strength, strength, it is that we want so much in this life, for what we call sin and sorrow have all one cause, and that is our weakness. With weakness comes ignorance, and with ignorance comes misery.

=∞#‰õΩ D rq`«OÖ’ J`«ºkèHõOQÍ HÍ=eûOk |ÅO, â◊H˜Î. =∞#O U^≥·`Õ áêѨO, ^Œ∞óYO JO@∞<åfl"≥∂ J=hfl |ÅÇ‘Ï#`Õ UÔH·Hõ HÍ~°}OQÍ L<åfl~Ú. |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«`À J*Ï˝#O =ã¨∞ÎOk. J*Ï˝#O`À ^Œ∞óYO HõÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞Ok.

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112

Never be weak. You must be strong; you have infinite strength within you.

Z#fl_»∂ |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å∞QÍ LO_»HõO_ç. g∞~°∞ â◊H˜Î ã¨=∞xfi`«∞Öˇ· LO_®e. g∞Ö’ J#O`«â◊H˜Î Wq∞_ç LOk.

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113

The only saint is that soul that never weakens and faces everything.

^Ò~°ƒÅº=Ú#‰õΩ =â◊√_»∞ HÍHõ, ^Õx<≥·<å Z^Œ∞~˘¯O@∂ `«∞k=~°‰õÄ Ñ¨@∞ì q_»∞=‰õΩO_® LO_Õ"å_Õ Ü≥∂y,

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114

Know that all sins and all evils can be summed up in that one word, weakness. It is weakness that is the motive power in all evil-doing; it is weakness that is the source of all selfishness; it is weakness that makes men injure others; it is weakness that makes them manifest what they are not in reality.

áêѨ=ÚÅhfl, J#~å÷Åhfl, '^Œ∞~°ƒùÅ`«— J<Õ XHõ¯=∂@Ö’ Wq∞_ç L<åfl~Ú. Jxfl ^À+¨Ñ¨Ói`« HÍ~åºÅ‰õÄ „¿Ñ~°}â◊H˜Î ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ`Õ. ™êfi~°÷Ѩ~°`« JO`«\˜H© =¸ÅO ^Ò~°ƒÅº"Õ∞. W`«~°∞ʼnõΩ JѨHÍ~°O KÕÜ«∞_®xH˜ =∞#∞+¨μÅ#∞ „¿Ñˆ~Ñ≤OKÕk ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ`Õ. ã¨`åºxfl HõÑ≤ÊÃÑ\˜ì HõѨ@ "ÕëêÅ#∞ ^•Å∞Û#@∞¡ KÕ¿ãk ^Ò~°ƒÅº"Õ∞.

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You must retain great strength in your mind and words. “I am low, I am low”- repeating these ideas in the mind, man belittles and degrades himself.

g∞ =∞#ã¨∞ûÖ’, =∂@ÅÖ’ Q˘Ñ¨Ê â◊H˜Îx LOK«∞HÀ"åe. ''<Õ#∞ JÅ∞Ê_»#∞, <Õ#∞ JÅ∞Ê_»#∞—— - Jx =∞m§ =∞m§ WÖÏO\˜ ÉèÏ"åÅ#∞ =∞#ã¨∞ûÖ’ [Ñ≤ã¨∂Î =∞x+≤ `«##∞ `å#∞ H˜OK«Ñ¨~°K«∞‰õΩO\Ï_»∞, kQÆ*Ï~°∞Û‰õΩO\Ï_»∞.

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Sin may be said to be the feeling of every kind of weakness. From this weakness spring jealousy, malice, and so forth. Hence weakness is sin.

„Ѩu |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« #∞Op áêѨ ÉèÏ="Õ∞ =ºHõÎ=∞ø`«∞Ok. D |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« #∞OKÕ Jã¨∂Ü«∞, ^Ò+¨ìºO WOHÍ W`«~°"≥∞ÿ#q ѨÙ@∞ìH˘™êÎ~Ú. JO^Œ∞=Å¡ |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«ÜÕ∞ áêѨO.

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What we want is strength, so believe in yourselves... Make your nerves strong. What we want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel. We have wept long enough. No more weeping, but stand on your own feet and be men.

=∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤Ok |ÅO, HÍ|\˜ì P`«‡qâßfiã¨O Hõey LO_»O_ç... g∞ #~åÅ#∞ ^Œ$_è»`«~°O KÕã¨∞HÀO_ç. =∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤Ok W#∞Ѩ HõO_»Å∞, L‰õΩ¯ #~åÅ∞. =∞#O KåÖÏ HÍÅO qÅÑ≤OKåO. qÅÑ≤Oz#k KåÅ∞, g∞ HÍà◊§ÃÑ· g∞~°∞ xÅ|_ç =∞#∞+¨μºÅ∞QÍ Z^ŒQÆO_ç.

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What is sin and what is misery, and what are all these, but the results of weakness?... Men are taught from childhood that they are weak and sinners. Teach them that they are all glorious children of immortality, even those who are the weakest in manifestation. Let positive, strong, helpful thoughts enter into their brains from very childhood. Lay yourselves open to these thoughts, and not to weakening and paralysing ones.

áêѨ"Õ∞q∞\˜? ^Œ∞óY"Õ∞q∞\˜? W=hfl |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« Ѷ¨e`«O QÍHõ =∞ˆ~q∞\˜? ÉÏźO #∞Op "å~°∞ |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Åh, áêѨÙÅh [#∞ʼnõΩ É’kèOK«_»O [iyOk. Jaè=ºH©ÎHõ~°}Ö’ |ÅÇ‘Ï#"≥∞ÿ# "åi`À ã¨Ç¨ JO^ŒiH© "å~°O`å J=∞$`« Ѩل`«∞Åx É’kèOK«O_ç. Pâß[#Hõ"≥∞ÿ#, |Å"≥∞ÿ#, LѨÜ≥∂QÆHõ~°"≥∞ÿ# PÖ’K«#Å∞ "åi "≥∞^Œ_»∞Ö’H˜ z#flѨÊ\˜ #∞O_ô K˘~°x=fiO_ç. |ÅÇ‘Ï#"≥∞ÿ#, ã¨Î|Ì`«#∞ HõeyOKÕ PÖ’K«#Å#∞ HÍHõ D PÖ’K«#Å#∞ „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«_®xH˜ ã≤^ŒúOQÍ LO_»O_ç. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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First build up your physique. Then only you can get control over the mind.

=ÚO^Œ∞ â◊s~°^•~°∞_论xfl ÃÑOK«∞HÀO_ç. JѨC_»∞ =∞#ã¨∞ûÃÑ· x„QÆǨxfl ™êkèOK«=K«∞Û.

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Never can hatred and malice vanish from one’s heart unless one becomes a hero.

=∞x+≤ nè~°∞_≥·`Õ `«Ñ¨Ê ^Õfi+¨O, JѨHÍ~° |∞kú ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞O #∞O_ç `˘ÅyáÈ=Ù.

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It is very easy to say, “Hate nobody, resist not evil,” but we know what that kind of thing generally means in practice. When the eyes of society are turned towards us, we may make a show of non-resistance, but in our hearts it is canker all the time... This is hypocrisy and will serve no purpose.

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Z=ih ^Õfi+≤OK«=^Œ∞Ì, K≥_»∞#∞ „ѨuѶ¨∞\˜OK«=^Œ∞Ì—— Jx

K≥ѨÊ_»O `ÕeˆH HÍh PK«~°} q+¨Ü«∂xH˘¿ãÎ W^≥ÖÏO\˜^À =∞#‰õΩ `≥Å∞ã¨∞. ã¨=∂[ ^Œ$+≤ì =∞#ÃÑ· L#flѨC_»∞ =ºuˆ~Hõ`« ÖË#@∞¡ =∞#O #\˜OK«=K«∞Û. HÍx =∞# ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞O q^Õfi+¨O`À ‰õÄ_»∞H˘x LO@∞Ok... Wk HõѨ@`«fiO. nx =Å¡ Ug∞ „ѨÜ≥∂[#O HõÅ∞QÆ^Œ∞. nèâ◊H˜Î


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This is the one question I put to every man, women, or child, when they are in physical, mental, or spiritual training. Are you strong? Do you feel strength? - for I knew it is strength alone that leads to truth.

Éè∫uHõ, =∂#ã≤Hõ ÖË^• P^蕺u‡Hõ tHõΔ}#∞ fã¨∞‰õΩO@∞#flѨC_»∞ „Ѩu ѨÙ~°∞+¨μ}˜‚, ¢ã‘Îx, ÉÏÅ∞}˜‚ <Õ#∞ J_çˆQ „Ѩâ◊fl XHõ¯>Ë - g∞~°∞ |ÅOQÍ L<åfl~å? |ÅO g∞‰õΩ J#∞Éèí∂`«=∞ø`«∞O^•?.... |Å"Õ∞ ã¨`åºxH˜ KÕ~°∞=ÙQÍ fã¨∞‰õΩ"≥à◊√`«∞O^Œx <å‰õΩ `≥Å∞ã¨∞.

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Stamping down the weakness of mind and heart, stand up, saying, “I am possessed of heroism, I am possessed of a steady intellect...” Never allow weakness to overtake your mind.

ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞ ^Ò~°ƒÖϺxfl, =∂#ã≤Hõ |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«#∞ JkèQÆq∞Oz Öˇ=Ú‡! ''<Õ#∞ nè~°`åfixfl Hõey L<åfl#∞, <Õ#∞ ã≤÷~° |∞kúx Hõey L<åfl#∞...—— JO@∂ |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« ZѨC_»∂ g∞ =∞#ã¨∞û#∞ JkèQÆq∞OK«‰õΩO_® K«∂ã¨∞HÀO_ç.

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Strength is the medicine for the world’s disease. Strength is the medicine which the poor must have when tyrannised over by the rich. Strength is the medicine that the ignorant must have when oppressed by the learned.

„ѨѨOK«OÖ’x ~°∞QƇ`«Å‰õΩ =∞O^Œ∞ - |ÅO. ^èŒx‰õΩÅKÕ Ñ‘_çOѨ|_ç#ѨC_»∞ ¿Ñ^ŒÅ ^ŒQÆæ~° LO_»=Åã≤# =∞O^Œ∞ - |ÅO. ѨO_ç`«∞ÅKÕ J}QÆ„^˘Hõ¯|_ç#ѨC_»∞ áê=∞~°∞ʼnõΩ HÍ=Åã≤# =∞O^Œ∞ - |ÅO.

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First you have to build the body by good nutritious food - then only will the mind be strong. The mind is but the subtle part of the body.

=ÚO^Œ∞ h=Ù áœ+≤ìHÍǨ~°O fã¨∞H˘x ^ÕÇ¨Ï ^•~°∞_论xfl ÃÑOá⁄OkOK«∞HÀ"åe. JѨC_Õ =∞#ã¨∞û |ÅOQÍ LO@∞Ok. â◊s~°O Ü≥ÚHõ¯ ã¨∂HõΔ‡~°∂Ѩ"Õ∞ =∞#ã¨∞û.

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The only test of good things is that they make us strong.

=∞Oz q+¨Ü«∂Å∞ =∞#efl |Ö’¿Ñ`«∞Å∞QÍ KÕ™êÎ~Ú. W^Õ "å\˜H˜ „Ѩ=∂}O.

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As soon as you say, “I am a little mortal being,” you are saying something which is not true, you are giving the lie to yourselves, you are hypnotising yourselves into something vile and weak and wretched.

'' #∞ XHõ z#fl Jâßâ◊fi`« rqx—— J#∞‰õΩ#fl "≥O@<Õ h=Ù XHõ Jã¨`åºxfl ѨÅ∞‰õΩ`«∞<åfl=Ù. J|^•úxfl „ѨɒkèOK«∞‰õΩO@∞<åfl=Ù. h=Ù XHõ ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ∞_»=x, JÅ∞Ê_»=x, ^Œ∞+¨μì_»=x ã¨"≥∂‡Ç¨Ï Ѩ~K ° ∞« ‰õΩO@∞<åfl=Ù.

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The infinite strength of the world is yours. Drive out the superstition that has covered your minds. Let us be brave.

„ѨѨOK«OÖ’x J#O`« â◊H˜Î g∞^Õ. g∞ =∞#ã¨∞ûÅ#∞ „HõÑ≤Ê"Õã≤# =¸_è» #=∞‡HÍxfl áê~°„^ÀÅO_ç. =∞#O ^è≥·~°ºOQÍ LO^•O.

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By degrees the heart has to be strengthened. If one man is made, it equals the result of a thousand lectures.

H˘kÌ H˘kÌQÍ Ç¨Ï$^ŒÜ«∞OÖ’ |ÖÏxfl xOáêe. XHõ¯ =∞x+≤x `«Ü«∂~°∞ KÕÜ«∞QÆey`Õ Jk "Õ~Ú LѨ<庙êŠѶ¨e`åxH˜ ã¨=∂#O.

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Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be; if you think yourselves impure, impure you will be; if you think yourselves pure, pure you will be. This teaches us not to think ourselves as weak, but as strong, omnipotent, omniscient.

g∞~°∞ U q^èŒOQÍ ÉèÏq¿ãÎ P q^èŒOQÍ J=Ù`å~°∞. q∞=∞‡efl g∞~°∞ |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å∞QÍ ÉèÏqOK«∞‰õΩO>Ë, |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å∞QÍ<Õ LO\Ï~°∞. q∞=∞‡efl g∞~°∞ â◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞Å∞QÍ ÉèÏq¿ãÎ, â◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞Å∞QÍ J=Ù`å~°∞. JѨq„`«∞Å∞QÍ q∞=∞‡efl g∞~°∞ ÉèÏqOK«∞‰õΩO>Ë JѨq„`«∞Å∞QÍ =∂~°`å~°∞. q∞=∞‡efl g∞~°∞ Ѩq„`«∞Å∞QÍ ã¨OHõeÊOK«∞‰õΩO>Ë Ñ¨q„`«`«#∞ á⁄O^Œ∞`å~°∞. =∞#efl =∞#O |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å∞QÍ H͉õΩO_® |Å=O`«∞Å∞QÍ, ã¨~°fi â◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞Å∞QÍ, ã¨~°fiA˝Å∞QÍ ÉèÏqOK«∞HÀ"åÅx Wk `≥eÜ«∞*Ëã¨∞ÎOk. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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In spite of the greatness of the Upanishads, in spite of our boasted ancestry of sages, compared to many other races, I must tell you that we are weak, very weak. First of all is our physical weakness. That physical weakness is the cause of atleast one-third of our miseries.

LѨx+¨`«∞ÎÅ∞ Q˘Ñ¨Ê"≥·#ѨÊ\˜H©, ѨÙ~å`«# |∞∞+≤ ã¨O„Ѩ^•Ü«∞=∞x _®OaèHõOQÍ =∞#O K≥Ñ≤Ê#ѨÊ\˜H© q∞QÆ`å *Ï`«∞Å`À áÈe¿ãÎ =∞#O |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å=∞h, Ju |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å=∞h <Õ#∞ K≥|∞`å#∞. =∞# âßs~°Hõ |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« "≥Ú^Œ\˜k. =∞# ÉÏ^èŒÅÖ’ =¸_»∞Ö’ XHõ =O`«∞ "å\˜H˜ HÍ~°}O âßs~°Hõ |ÅÇ‘Ï#`Õ!

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We speak of many things parrot-like, but never do them; speaking and not doing has become a habit with us. What is the cause of that? Physical weakness. This sort of weak brain is not able to do anything; we must strengthen it.

zÅHõÖÏQÍ =∞#O KåÖÏ "å\˜ QÆ∞iOz =∂\Ï¡_»`åO. HÍx "å\˜x ZѨC_»∂ PK«iOK«O. =∂\Ï¡_»@"Õ∞ QÍh PK«iOK«HõáÈ=_»O =∞#H˘Hõ JÅ"å@∞QÍ =∂iOk. nxH˜ HÍ~°}O Uq∞\˜? âßs~°Hõ |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«. D ~°Hõ"≥∞ÿ# |ÅÇ‘Ï# =∞#ã¨∞û Un KÕÜ«∞ÖˉõΩ#flk. =∞#O nxx |Ö’¿Ñ`«O KÕÜ«∂e.

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You are lions, you are souls, pure, infinite, and perfect. The might of the universe is within you. Why weepest thou my friend?

g∞~°∞ ã≤OǨÅ∞, g∞~°∞ ѨiѨÓ~°∞‚Å∞, Ѩq„`«∞Å∞, J#O`å`«∞‡Å∞. qâ◊fiOÖ’x â◊H˜Î JO`å g∞Ö’ LOk. ZO^Œ∞‰õΩ qÅÑ≤™êÎ=Ù q∞„`«=∂?

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The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.

=∞#ã¨∞û, HõO_»~åÅ∞ Ô~O_»∂ XˆH™êi Jaè=$kú K≥O^•e. W#∞Ѩ #~åÅ∞, ‰õΩâß„QÆ |∞kú - Wq LO>Ë „ѨѨOK«O g∞ áê^•„HÍO`«=∞=Ù`«∞Ok.

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You must learn to make the physique very strong and teach the same to others... Body and mind must run parallel... When the necessity of strengthening the physique is brought home to people, they will exert themselves of their own accord.

â◊s~° ™œ+¨ª"åxfl Hõey LO_»O_ç. W`«~°∞ʼnõΩ ‰õÄ_® É’kèOK«O_ç... â◊s~°O, =∞#ã¨∞û ã¨=∂#OQÍ ÃÑOá⁄O^•e... â◊s~° ™œ+¨ì= P=â◊ºHõ`«#∞„Ѩ[ʼnõΩ `≥eÜ«∞*ˇÑ≤Ê#>ˇ¡Â`Õ "å~°O`«@ "å~°∞ ^ÕǨÏ^•~°∞_论xÔH· „â◊q∞™êÎ~°∞.

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This is not the time with us to weep even in joy; we have had weeping enough; no more is this the time for us to become soft. This softness has been with us till we have become like masses of cotton and are dead. What our country now wants are muscles of iron and nerves of steel, gigantic wills which nothing can resist, which can penetrate into the mysteries and the secrets of the universe, and will accomplish their purpose in any fashion even if it meant going down to the bottom of the ocean and meeting death face to face.

P#O^Œ ÉÏëêÊÅ#∞ ~åÅÛ_®xH˜ ‰õÄ_® Wk HÍÅO HÍ^Œ∞. Kåe#O`« HÍÅO U_®ÛO! ã¨∞u"≥∞`«ÎQÍ LO_»_®xH˜ Wk ZO`«=∂„`«O ã¨=∞Ü«∞O HÍ^Œ∞. D =∞$^Œ∞ ã¨fiÉèÏ=O =∞#efl z=~°‰õΩ ^Œ∂k ‰õΩѨÊQÍ =∂iÛ =∞$`«„áêÜ«ÚÅ∞QÍ KÕã≤Ok. =∞# ^ÕâßxH˜ WѨC_»∞ HÍ=Åã≤Ok - W#∞Ѩ HõO_»~åÅ∞, L‰õΩ¯ #~åÅ∞, qâ◊fi~°Ç¨Ï™êºÅÖ’H˜, QÆ∂_è®O`«~åàÏÅÖ’H˜ K˘K«∞ÛH˘xáÈ~Ú U^À q^èŒOQÍ „ѨÜ≥∂[<åxfl ™êkèOK«QÆeˆQ, JO>Ë D „Hõ=∞OÖ’ ã¨=Ú„^ŒÑ¨Ù Ö’`«∞Ö’¡H˜ áÈ~Ú =∞$`«∞º=Ù`À =ÚMÏ=Úd `«ÅѨ_»=Åã≤ =zÛ<å, Un x~ÀkèOK«ÖËx |$ǨÏ`«ûOHõÖÏÊÅ∞.

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If you, my sons, can proclaim this message to the world ''Yield not to unmanliness, O son of Partha; it does not befit thee'' - then all this disease, grief, sin and sorrow will vanish off from the face of the earth in three days.

Ѩل`«∞ÖÏ~å! g∞~°∞ Hõ#∞Hõ ''F ‰õΩOf Ѩل`«∞_®! ^Ò~°ƒÖϺxH˜ ^•™ÈǨÏ=∞#=^Œ∞Ì. Jk h‰õΩ `«y#k HÍ^Œ∞—— J#fl ã¨O^Õâßxfl „ѨѨOKåxH˜ Kå\˜`Õ JѨC_»∞ ~ÀQÆO, ^Œ∞óYO, áêѨO, =∞iÜ«¸ ÉÏ^èŒÅhfl D Éèí∂q∞ÃÑ· #∞Oz JO`«iOz áÈ`å~Ú.

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That is all I have to say to the world. Be strong!... The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death! If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it!

„ÑѨ ¨OKåxH˜ <Õ#∞ K≥ѨÊ^ŒÅK«∞‰õΩ#flk W^Õ - |ÅOQÍ LO_»O_ç. |ÅO Jaè=$kú r=# ÅHõΔ}ÏÅ∞. |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« =∞~°} ã¨O[˝. |ÅÇ‘Ï#"≥∞ÿ# ^•xx `«ºlOK«O_ç! Jk =∞$`«∞º=Ù! Jk â◊H˜ÎÜ«Ú`«"≥∞ÿ`Õ #~°HÍxH˜ "≥o§ J~Ú<å ^•xx „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«O_ç. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Be strong. Be manly. I have respect even for a wicked person so long as he is manly and strong, for his strength will someday make him give up his wickedness, and even renounce all work for selfish ends. It will thus eventually bring him to the Truth.

|ÅOQÍ, nè~°∞Å∞QÍ LO_»O_ç. |ÅOQÍ, nè~°∞_çQÍ L#fl"å_»∞ ^Œ∞~å‡~°∞æ_≥·#ѨÊ\˜H© <Õ#∞ Q“~°q™êÎ#∞. J`«_çÖ’x P â◊H˜Î U^À XHõ ~ÀA J`«_çx K≥_»∞ #_»`« #∞O_ç q=Ú‰õΩÎ}˜‚ KÕã¨∞ÎOk. ™êfi~°÷O HÀã¨O Ѩx KÕÜ«∞_»O ‰õÄ_® J`«_»∞ =∂#∞‰õΩO\Ï_»∞. Wk „Hõ=∞OQÍ J`«_çx ã¨`åºxH˜ KÕ~°∞= KÕã¨∞ÎOk.

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The sign of vigour, the sign of life, the sign of hope, the sign of health, the sign of everything that is good, is strength.

|Å"Õ∞ g~åOHõºO, |Å"Õ∞ r=# ã¨O[˝, |Å"Õ∞ Pâß=ǨÏHõ ^Œ$HõÊ^äŒO, |Å"Õ∞ P~ÀQƺ ÅHõΔ}O, „âıÜ«∞㨯~°"≥∞ÿ# „Ѩu^•xH© ã¨O[˝ |Å"Õ∞.

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This I lay down as the first essential in all I teach: anything that brings spiritual, mental, or physical weakness, touch it not with the toes of your feet.

<Õ#∞ É’kèOKÕ "å\˜Ö’ Wk „Ѩ^è•#"≥∞ÿ#kQÍ <˘H˜¯ K≥|∞`å#∞ : P^蕺u‡Hõ, =∂#ã≤Hõ, âßs~°Hõ ^Ò~°ƒÅºO HõeyOKÕ ^Õxx ‰õÄ_® h HÍe ÉÁ@#„"Õe`À J~Ú<å =Ú@ì=^Œ∞Ì.

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Are not drums made in the country? Are not trumpets and kettle-drums available in India? Make the boys hear the deep-toned sound of these instruments. Hearing from boyhood the sound of these effeminate forms of music the country is well-nigh converted into a country of women. What more degradation can you expect ? Even the poet's imagination fails to draw this picture!

D ^Õâ◊OÖ’ ÉèËsÅ∞ `«Ü«∂~°∞ K≥Ü«∞º@O ÖË^•? ÉÏHÍÅ∞, _è»OHÍÅ∞ D ^Õâ◊OÖ’ ^˘~°Hõ@O ÖË^•? D "å^•ºÅÖ’ #∞O_ç =KÕÛ QÆOcè~°x<å^•Å#∞ =∞# Ñ≤Å¡Å#∞ q#x=fiO_ç. z#flѨÊ\˜#∞O_ç D HÀ=∞Å ã¨Ow`åÅ∞ qx ^Õâ◊O ^•^•Ñ¨Ù J|ÅÅ ^Õâ◊OQÍ =∂iáÈ~ÚOk. WO`«HõO>Ë WOˆHO Ѩ`«<åxfl Ptã¨∞Î<åfl=Ù? D z„`åxfl z„uOK«\ÏxH˜ Hõq ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞O ‰õÄ_® KåÅ^Œ∞. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


The Damaru and horn have to be sounded, drums are to be beaten so as to raise the deep and martial notes... the music which awakens only the softer feelings of man is to be stopped now for some time. stopping the light tunes the people are to be accustomed to hear the dhrupad music. Through the thunderroll of the dignified Vedic hymns, life is to be brought back into the country. In everything the austere spirit of heroic manhood is to be revived. In following such an ideal lies the good of the people and the country.

_»=∞~°∞Å∞ "å~ÚOKåe, H˘=Ú‡Å∞ T^•e, ÉèËsÅ∞ „"≥∂yOKåe, QÆOcè~° Ü«Ú^Œúx<å^•Å∞ K≥ň~QÍe.... =∂#=ÙxÖ’x ã¨∞xfl`« ÉèÏ"åÅ#∞ ˆ~ÔHuÎOKÕ ã¨Ow`«O ~ÚѨC_»∞ H˘O`«HÍÅO PÑ≤ „Ѩ[Å∞ '„^Œ∞Ѩ^Œ— ã¨Ow`åxfl q<Õ@@∞¡ JÅ"å@∞ K≥Ü«∂ºe. QÆOcè~°"≥∞ÿ# "Õ^Œ|∞∞‰õΩ¯Å "Õ∞Ѷ¨∞QÆ~°˚#Å`À ^ÕâßxH˜ „áê}O á⁄Ü«∂ºe. „Ѩu q+¨Ü«∞OÖ’#∞ g~Àz`«"≥∞ÿ# ѨÙ~°∞+¨`åfixfl ѨÙ#~°∞r˚qOѨ K≥Ü«∂ºe. D P^Œ~å≈xfl J#∞ã¨iOK«@O ^Õâ◊=Ú =∞iÜ«Ú „Ѩ[Å JÉèí∞º#fluH˜ HÍ~°}Éèí∂`«=∞=Ù`«∞Ok.

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[When a disciple pleaded helpless, Swamiji thundered]

What nonsense are you talking? Within you lies indomitable power. Only thinking, ‘I am nothing, I am nothing,’ you have become powerless.

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( Hõ t+¨μº_»∞ `å#∞ Jã¨Ç¨Ü«Ú_»#x J#flѨC_»∞, ™êfig∞r D q^èŒOQÍ QÆi˚OKå~°∞.) ZO`«\˜ J~°÷~°Ç≤Ï`« „ѨÖÏѨ#? hÖ’ J„ѨuǨÏ`«"≥∞ÿ# â◊H˜Î LOk. ''<Õ#∞ Jã¨=∞~°∞÷_»#∞, <Õ#∞ Jã¨=∞~°∞÷_»#∞—— Jx PÖ’zã¨∂Î g∞~°∞ â◊H˜ÎÇ‘Ï#∞ÅÜ«∂º~°∞. ã‘fiÜ«∞ „¿Ñ~°}


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You do not deserve to live if you cannot help yourselves.

q∞=∞‡efl g∞~°∞ L^ŒúiOK«∞HÀHõáÈ`Õ g∞‰õΩ rqOKÕ J~°›`« ÖË#>Ë¡.

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It is diabolism to say, “I am so miserable.” Every man has his own burden to bear. If you are miserable, try to conquer it, try to be happy.

'' #∞ ÉÏ^è•`«Ñ¨ÙÎ_»#∞—— Jx ÉèÏqOK«_»O QÆ~°›hÜ«∞O. "≥∂Ü«∞_®xH˜ „Ѩu =ºH˜ÎH© `«# |~°∞=Ù `«#‰õΩOk (Z=iH˜ `«QÆæ HõëêìÅ∞ "åiH˜ L<åfl~Ú). h=Ù ^Œ∞ód`«∞_»"≥·`Õ, ^•xfl JkèQÆq∞ã¨∂Î ã¨O`À+¨OQÍ LO_»_®xH˜ „Ѩܫ∞`«flO KÕ~Ú. ã‘fiÜ«∞ „¿Ñ~°}


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Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succour you want is within yourselves.

ÖËz xÅ|_»∞, ^è≥·~°ºOQÍ |e+¨ªOQÍ LO_»∞. "≥Ú`«ÎO ÉÏ^茺`«#O`å h Éèí∞[㨯O^è•Å g∞^Œ<Õ "Õã¨∞HÀ. h Éèíq+¨º`«∞ΉõΩ h"Õ ÉÏ^èŒ∞º_»=x `≥Å∞ã¨∞HÀ. h‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤# |ÅO, â◊H˜Î... Jhfl hÖ’<Õ L<åfl~Ú.

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It is a tremendous error to feel helpless. Do not seek help from anyone. We are our own help. If we cannot help ourselves, there is none to help us... this is the last and greatest lesson, and oh, what a time it takes to learn it!... Just think of that huge mass of misery, and all caused by this false idea of going to seek for help!

xã¨ûǨÏÜ«Ú_çQÍ ÉèÏqOK«_»O Ѷ¨∞’~°"≥∞ÿ# `«Ñ¨C. W`«~°∞Å #∞O_ç ã¨Ç¨Ü«∂xfl PtOK«‰õΩ. =∞#‰õΩ =∞#"Õ∞ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O KÕã¨∞HÀ"åe. Jk KÕÜ«∞HõáÈ`Õ =∞#‰õΩ Z=~°∂ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞Ѩ_»~°∞. W^Õ PYi-Q˘Ñ¨Ê áê~î°O. Ǩ! Wk <Õ~°∞ÛHÀ=_®xH˜ ZO`« ã¨=∞Ü«∞O Ѩ_»∞`«∞#flk! K«∂_»∞ [#∞ÅÖ’ ^≥·#º`«HõO`«\˜H© HÍ~°}O W`«~°∞Å ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O HÀã¨O Jé∞]Å∞ KåK«_»"Õ∞.

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There is no help for man. None ever was, none is, and none will be... But you are spirit. Pull yourself out of difficulties by yourself! Save yourself by yourself! There is none to help you - never was. To think that there is, is sweet delusion. It comes to no good.

=∞x+≤H˜ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O JO@∂ Un ÖË^Œ∞. WO`«‰õΩ =ÚO^Œ∞ Z#fl_»∂ ÖË^Œ∞, WѨC_»∂ ÖË^Œ∞, WHõÃÑ· LO_»^Œ∞. h=Ù J#O`«â◊H˜Î ã¨=∞xfi`«∞_»=Ù, hÖ’x â◊H˜Î ^•fi~å<Õ h HõëêìÅ #∞O_ç |Ü«∞@Ѩ_®e. x#∞fl h"Õ ~°H˜ΔOK«∞HÀ"åe. h‰õΩ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O KÕ¿ã "åÔ~=~°∂ Z#fl_»∂ ÖË~°∞. JÖÏ L<åfl~°x ÉèÏqOK«_»O XHõ =∞^èŒ∞~°„ÉèÏOu. nx =Å# U "Õ∞Å∂ X#QÆ∂~°^Œ∞. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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You may pray to everyone that was ever born, but who will come to help you?... Help thyself out by thyself. None else can help thee, friend... Get hold of the Self, then. Stand up. Don’t be afraid. In the midst of all miseries and all weakness, let the Self come out, faint and imperceptible though it be at first.

WѨÊ\˜ =~°‰õÄ [x‡Oz# „Ѩu"åih g∞~°∞ „áêi÷OK«=K«∞Û, HÍx g∞‰õΩ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞Ѩ_»_®xH˜ Z=~˘™êÎ~°∞?... g∞‰õΩ g∞ˆ~ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞HÍiQÍ LO_®e. hÔH=~°∂ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O KÕÜ«∞ÖË~°∞ q∞„`«=∂... HÍ|\˜ì P`«‡#∞ P^è•~°OQÍ „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«∞. ÖË! ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_»‰õΩ! "≥Ú^Œ@ Jã¨Ê+¨ìO, J„QÍǨϺO JxÑ≤Oz<å, D ^Œ∞óMÏÅ =∞^茺 #∞O_ô, D |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«Å #_»∞=∞ P`«‡#∞ *ÏQÆ$`«=∞=x^•ÌO. ã‘fiÜ«∞ „¿Ñ~°}


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The one great question asked by Vedanta is: why are people so afraid? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others. We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything for ourselves. We want a personal god, a saviour or a prophet to do everything for us... If everything is done for a man by another he will lose the use of his own limbs. Anything we do ourselves, that is the only thing we do. Anything that is done by another never can be ours... All this running after help is foolishness.

„Ѩ[Å∞ ÉèíÜ«∞ã¨∞÷Å∞QÍ ZO^Œ∞‰õΩ<åfl~°x "Õ^•O`«O „Ѩtfl™ÈÎOk. ^•xH˜ ã¨=∂^è•#O - '"åiH˜ "åˆ~ xã¨ûǨÜ«ÚÅ∞QÍ =∂i, W`«~°∞ÅÃÑ· P^è•~°Ñ¨_»_»"Õ∞!— =∞#O =∞#HÀã¨O ‰õÄ_® Ug∞ KÕã¨∞HÀÖËx ™È=∞~°∞ÅO. =∞#‰õΩ Jhfl KÕ¿ã W+¨ì ^Õ=`«, ~°HõΔ‰õΩ_»∞, „Ѩ=HõÎ XHõ~°∞ HÍ"åe. XHõ =∞x+≤H˜ =∞~˘Hõ~°∞ Jhfl KÕã≤ÃÑ_ç`Õ P =∞x+≤ HÍà◊¥§KÕ`«∞Å∂ ѨxH˜~å‰õΩO_® áÈ`å~Ú. =∞#ÔH· =∞#O KÕ¿ãÎ<Õ =∞#O X#iÛ#@∞¡ J=Ù`«∞Ok. WOH˘Hõ~°∞ KÕã≤#^Õ^≥·<å ZѨC_»∂ =∞#^Œ=fi^Œ∞... D ã¨Ç¨Ü«∂xÔH· Ѩ~°∞QÆ∞e_»_»O JO`å =¸~°ö`«fiO. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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You Know, there are bullock carts... sometimes a sheaf of straw is dangled at the tip of the pole, a little in front of the bulls but beyond their reach. The bulls try continually to feed upon the straw, but never succeed. That is exactly how we are helped ! We think we are going to get security, strength, wisdom, happiness from the outside. We always hope but never realize our hope. Never does any help come from the outside.

Z_»¡ |O_»∞¡ g∞‰õΩ `≥Å∞ã¨∞... H˘xfl™ê~°∞¡ XHõ QÆ_ç¤"≥∂ѨÙ#∞ áÈÅ∞QÆé] z=~° Z^Œ∞ÌʼnõΩ =ÚO^Œ∞ "å\˜H˜ JO^Œ#O`« ^Œ∂~°OÖ’ „"ÕÖÏ_»QÆ_»`å~°∞. Z^Œ∞ÌÅ∞ D QÆ_ç¤ "≥∂ѨÙ#∞ "Õ∞^•Ì=∞#∞‰õΩO\Ï~Ú. HÍx ^•xx KÕ~°∞HÀÖË=Ù. Jq QÆ_ç¤ "≥∂ѨÙ#∞ u#_®xH˜ „Ѩܫ∞uflã¨∂Î<Õ LO\Ï~Ú. HÍx "å\˜ „Ѩܫ∞`«flO Ѷ¨eOK«^Œ∞. =∞#O á⁄O^Õ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O ‰õÄ_® P q^èŒ"≥∞ÿ#^Õ ! =∞#O Éèí„^Œ`«#∞, â◊H˜Îx, *Ï˝<åxfl, ã¨O`Àëêxfl |Ü«∞@#∞Oz á⁄O^Œ∞^•=∞#∞‰õΩO\ÏO. =∞#O Pt™êÎO QÍh =∞# Pâ◊ ZѨC_»∂ <≥~°"Õ~°^Œ∞. |Ü«∞@#∞Oz Z#fl_»∂ U ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞=¸ ~å^Œ∞. ã‘fiÜ«∞ „¿Ñ~°}


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We human beings are very slow to recognise our own weakness, our own faults, so long as we can lay the blame upon somebody else. Men in general lay all the blame of life on their fellow-men, or, failing that, on God, or they conjure up a ghost, and say it is fate. Where is fate, and what is fate? We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.

=∞#O ZO`«HÍÅ"≥∞ÿ`Õ W`«~°∞ÅÃÑ· xO^ŒÅ#∞ "≥∂ѨÙ`å"≥∂ - JO`«=~°‰õΩ =∞# |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«Å#∞, `«Ñ¨CÅ#∞ =∞#O QÆ∞iÎOK«ÖËO! ™ê^è•~°}OQÍ [#∞Å∞ `«=∞ ^Œ∞ã≤÷uH˜ HÍ~°}O W`«~°∞ÖË JO@∂ xO^•~ÀѨ} KÕ™êÎ~°∞. ÖË^ŒO>Ë ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞}˜‚ xOk™êÎ~°∞. ÖËHõáÈ`Õ '<å `«Å~å`«— Jx XHõ Éèí∂`åxfl TÇ≤Ï™êÎ~°∞. qkè ZHõ¯_», qkè Uq∞\˜? =∞#O Uk <å\˜`Õ J^Õ Ñ¨O_»∞`«∞Ok. =∞# qkèH˜ =∞#"Õ∞ HÍ~°‰õΩÅO. Z=ih xOkOK«_®xH˜ ÖË^Œ∞, ã¨∞ÎuOK«_®xH˜ ÖË^Œ∞. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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You know in your inmost heart that many of your limited ideas, this humbling of yourself and praying and weeping to imaginary beings are superstitions. Tell me one case where these prayers have been answered. All the answers that came were from your own hearts.

g∞ Ѩiq∞`« ÉèÏ"åÅ∞ KåÖÏ =~°‰õΩ, HõeÊ`« ^Õ=Ùà◊§ =ÚO^Œ∞ D „áê~°÷#Å∞, D U_»∞ѨÙÅ∞, q∞=∞‡efl g∞~°∞ ^•ã¨º"≥Ú#~°∞ÛHÀ=_»O – Jhfl ‰õÄ_® =¸_è» #=∞‡HÍÅ∞ Jx g∞‰õΩ JO`«~åO`«~åàÏÖ’¡ `≥Å∞ã¨∞. XHõ¯ ã¨O^Œ~°ƒùOÖ’<≥·<å D „áê~°÷#Å∞ PÅH˜OK«|_®¤ÜÕ∞"≥∂ K≥ѨÊO_ç. g∞‰õΩ ^˘iH˜# ã¨=∂^è•<åÅhfl g∞ ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞OÖ’ #∞OKÕ =KåÛ~Ú.

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In your ignorance, every prayer that you made and that was answered, you thought was answered by some being, but you answered the prayer yourself unknowingly. The help came from yourself, and you fondly imagined that someone was sending help to you. There is no help for you outside of yourself; you are the creator of the universe... These are words that will burn up the dross that is in the mind, words that will bring out the tremendous energy which is within you already, the infinite power which is sleeping in your heart.

PÅH˜OѨ|_»¤ h „Ѩu „áê~°÷<å U^À =∂#"Õ`«~° â◊H˜Î PÅH˜OzO^Œx h J*Ï˝#OÖ’ J#∞‰õΩ<åfl=Ù. HÍx h"Õ h „áê~°÷##∞ `≥eÜ«∞‰õΩO_®<Õ ã¨Ñ¶¨bHõ$`«O KÕâß=Ù. ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O h#∞O_Õ JOkOk. Z=~À ã¨Ç¨Ü«∂xfl JOkã¨∞Î<åfl~°x K«Hõ¯QÍ ÉèÏqOKå=Ù. h‰õΩ h=Ù `«Ñ¨Ê ÉÏǨϺã¨Ç¨Ü«∞HÍi Un ÖË^Œ∞. 'h=Ù ã¨$+≤ìHõ~°Î=Ù—... D =∂@Å∞ h =∞#ã¨∞ûÖ’ L#fl =∂e<åºxfl ^ŒÇ≤ÏOz, h ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞OÖ’ x„^•}"≥∞ÿ L#fl J#O`«â◊H˜Îx *ÏQÆ$`«Ñ¨~°∞™êÎ~Ú. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Those that blame others - and alas! the number of them is increasing everyday - are generally miserable with helpless brains; they have brought themselves to that pass through their own mistakes and blame others, but this does not alter their position. It does not serve them in any way. This attempt to throw the blame upon others only weakens them the more. Therefore, blame none for your own faults, stand upon your own feet, and take the whole responsibility upon yourselves. Say, “This misery that I am suffering is of my own doing, and that very thing proves that it will have to be undone by me alone.”

W`«~°∞Å#∞ xOkOKÕ"å~°∞ (`«=∞ HõëêìʼnõΩ) - ^Œ∞~°^Œ$+¨ì=âß`«∞Î "åi ã¨OYº ~ÀA~ÀA‰õÄ ÃÑ~°∞QÆ∞`«∞#flk - Jã¨Ç¨Ü«∞ =∞#ã¨∞ûÅ`À ÉÏ^èŒ<˘O^Œ∞`«∞O\Ï~°∞. `«=∞ `«Ñ≤Ê^•Å`À<Õ "åà◊√§ P Ѩiã≤÷ux HõeyOK«∞H˘x W`«~°∞Å#∞ xOk™êÎ~°∞. W`«~°∞ÅÃÑ· xO^ŒÅ#∞ "≥∂¿Ñ D <≥·[O "åix =∞iO`« |ÅÇ‘Ï# Ѩ~°∞ã¨∞ÎOk. HÍ|\˜ì g∞ `«Ñ¨CʼnõΩ W`«~°∞Å#∞ xOkOK«‰õΩO_® g∞ HÍà◊§ÃÑ· g∞~°∞ xÅ|_ç ѨÓiÎ ÉÏ^茺`«#∞ g∞ÃÑ· "Õã¨∞HÀO_ç. ''<Õ#∞ J#∞Éèíqã¨∞Î#fl D ÉÏ^èŒ ã¨fiÜ«∞OHõ$`«O, HÍ|\˜ì D Ѩiã≤÷ux "≥#‰õΩ¯ =∂~°Û=Åã≤Ok ‰õÄ_® <Õ<Õ#x Jk x~°∂Ñ≤ã¨∞Î#fl^Œ——#x ѨÅHõO_ç.

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You have cried to all the gods in the world. Has misery ceased? The masses in India cry to sixty million gods, and still die like dogs. Where are these gods? The gods come to help you when you have succeeded. So what is the use? This bending the knee to superstitions, this selling yourself to your own mind does not befit you, my soul. You are infinite, deathless, birthless. Because you are infinite spirit, it does not befit you to be a slave... Arise! Awake!

D „ѨѨOK«OÖ’ L#fl ^Õ=Ùà◊§O^Œi =ÚO^Œ∂ g∞~°∞ qÅÑ≤OKå~°∞. ^Œ∞óYO `˘ÅyáÈ~ÚO^•? ÉèÏ~°`«^Õâ◊OÖ’x [#ÉÏǨïà◊ºO P~°∞HÀ@¡ ^Õ=`«Å#∞ „áêi÷Op ‰õΩHõ¯ Kå=Ù K«ã¨∞ÎO\Ï~°∞. D ^Õ=Ùà◊√§ ZHõ¯_»∞<åfl~°∞? h=Ù q[Ü«∞O ™êkèOz# `«~°∞"å`« h‰õΩ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O KÕÜ«∞_®xH˜ =™êÎ~°∞. UO „ѨÜ≥∂[#O? F P`«‡ ã¨fi~°∂áê! D =¸_è» ã¨=∞‡HÍʼnõΩ `«Å"˘QÆæ@O, =∞#ã¨∞û‰õΩ ^•™ÈǨÏO J#_»O h‰õΩ `«QÆxk. h=Ù J#O`«∞_»=Ù, J=∞~°∞_»=Ù. h=Ù J#O`å`«‡=Ù HÍ|\˜ì ÉÏxã¨QÍ LO_»_»O h‰õΩ ã¨iѨ_»^Œ∞....ÖË! *ÏQÆ$`«∞_»=Ù HÍ! nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


No books, no scriptures, no science can ever imagine the glory of the Self that appears as man, the most glorious God that ever was, the only God that ever existed, exists, or ever will exist... Whenever you see a weak man, weeping and wailing for help from somewhere above the skies, it is because he does not know that the skies also are in him. He wants help from the skies, and the help comes... but it comes from within himself, and he mistakes it as coming from without.

U ѨÙã¨ÎHÍÅ∂, U âߢ™ÎêÅ∂, U q*Ï˝#âßGO ‰õÄ_® =∞x+≤QÍ HõxÑ≤ã¨∞Î#fl P`«‡ "≥·Éèí"åxfl ZѨÊ\˜H© TÇ≤ÏOK«ÖË=Ù. =∞x¿+ WѨÊ\˜ =~°‰õÄ L#fl "≥·Éèí"À¿Ñ`«"≥∞ÿ# ^≥·=O. „Ѩã¨∞Î`«O L#fl, WHõ =ÚO^Œ∞ LO_»É’`«∞#fl ^≥·=O ‰õÄ_® =∞x¿+! U_»∞ã¨∂Î P„HõOkã¨∂Î, PHÍâ◊OÃÑ·# ZHõ¯_» #∞O_À ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O HÀã¨O K«∂ã¨∂Î L#fl |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞}˜‚ g∞Ô~ѨC_»∞ K«∂ã≤<å, PHÍâßÅ∞ ‰õÄ_® `«#Ö’<Õ L<åflÜ«∞x `≥eÜ«∞HõáÈ=_»O =Å#<Õ JÖÏ U_»∞ã¨∞Î<åfl_»x „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«O_ç. ÃÑ· #∞O_ç ã¨Ç¨Ü«∂xfl HÀ~°∞‰õΩO\Ï_»∞... ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O JO^Œ∞`«∞Ok... `«#Ö’ #∞O_Õ P ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O =ã¨∞ÎOk. HÍh J`«_»∞ |Ü«∞@ #∞O_ç P ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O =ã¨∞ÎO^Œx ÉèÏq™êÎ_»∞. ã‘fiÜ«∞ „¿Ñ~°}

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Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life. We must have life-building, man-making, charactermaking assimilation of ideas. If you have assimilated five ideas and made them your life and character, you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library.

q^Œº JO>Ë g∞ "≥∞^Œ_»∞Ö’ ^Œ\˜ìOѨ|_ç rq`«HÍÅO áê@∂ J~°÷OH͉õΩO_® r~°‚OHÍHõ =∞#ã¨∞#∞ HõÖ’¡ÅѨiKÕ ã¨=∂Kå~° ~åt HÍ^Œ∞, <å<å q+¨Ü«∂Å HõÅQÆ∂~°QÆOѨ HÍ^Œ∞. =∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤Ok Lr˚=#Hõ~°O, ^è≥·~°º g~°º [#HõO, jÅ x~å‡} ã¨=∞~°÷O J~Ú# ÉèÏ"åÅ∞ (g\˜x JOkOKÕ^Õ x["≥∞ÿ# q^Œº). J@∞=O\˜ S^Œ∞ ÉèÏ"åÅ#∞ „QÆÇ≤ÏOz "å\˜x g∞ rq`«OQÍ, =ºH˜Î`«fiOQÍ =∞ÅK«∞HÀQÆe`Õ XHõ ÃÑ^ŒÌ „QÆO^ä•ÅÜ«∂xfl HõO~î°ã¨÷O KÕã≤#"å_ç HõO>Ë qâı+¨ q^•º=O`«∞Å#^ŒQÆæ "å~°∞QÍ nÑ≤ΙêÎ~°∞. q^Œº


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Every ideal that strengthens you must be taken up and every thought that weakens you must be rejected.

q∞=∞‡efl |Å=O`«∞Å∞QÍ Kտ㠄Ѩu Pâ◊Ü«∂xfl ã‘fiHõiOK«O_ç. |ÅÇ‘Ï#ѨiKÕ „Ѩu PÖ’K«##∂ u~°ã¨¯iOK«O_ç.

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What we want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel. We have wept long enough. No more weeping, but stand on your feet and be men. It is a man-making religion that we want. It is man-making theories that we want. It is man-making education all round that we want.

=∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤Ok W#∞Ѩ HõO_»~åÅ∞, L‰õΩ¯ #~åÅ∞. =∞#O n~°…HÍÅO â’H˜OKåO. WHõ KåÅ∞! ÖËz g∞ HÍà◊§ÃÑ· g∞~°∞ nè~°∞Å∞QÍ xÅ=O_ç! WѨVC_»∞ =∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤#k =º‰õΩÎÅ∞QÍ qHõã≤OѨ*Ë¿ã ã≤^•úO`åÅ∞, =∞#∞+¨μºÅ∞QÍ fiÛk^ÕÌ =∞`«O, nè~°∞Å∞QÍ `«Ü«∂~°∞KÕ¿ã q^Œº.

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The remedy for weakness is not brooding over it, but thinking of strength. Teach men of the strength that is already within them.

|ÅÇ‘Ï#`«‰õΩ q~°∞QÆ∞_»∞ |ÅO QÆ∞iOz PÖ’zOK«_»"Õ∞ HÍh |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«#∞ zOuOK«_»O HÍ^Œ∞. `«=∞Ö’<Õ JO`«~°æ`«OQÍ L#fl â◊H˜Î QÆ∞iOz [#∞ÅO^ŒiH© „ѨɒkèOK«O_ç.

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The powers of the mind are like rays of light dissipated; when they are concentrated, they illumine. This is our only means of knowledge... How has all the knowledge in the world been gained but by the concentration of the powers of mind? The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. 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.

K≥ki# ã¨∂~°ºH˜~°}ÏÅ#∞ ˆHO„nHõiOz#ѨC_»∞ Jq fHõΔ}OQÍ „ѨHÍt™êÎ~Ú. JÖψQ UHÍ„QÆ`« =Å¡ =∞#â◊≈‰õΩÎÅ∞ nÑ≤ΙêÎ~Ú. *Ï˝<åxH˜ W^Õ ™ê^èŒ#O. Ö’HõOÖ’ =∞#‰õΩ LѨÜ≥∂QÆHõ~°"≥∞ÿ# *Ï˝#=∞O`å z`ÕÎHÍ„QÆ`« =Å# Hõey# *Ï˝#"Õ∞. ZÖÏ `«\ÏìÖ’ ZÖÏ KèÕkOKåÖ’ =∞#‰õΩ `≥eÜ«∞QÍ<Õ D „ѨѨOK«O („ѨHõ$u) `«# ~°Ç¨Ï™êºÅ#∞ |Ü«∞Åfi~°K«_®xH˜ ã≤^ŒúOQÍ LOk. D KèÕkO\ÏxH˜ HÍ=Åã≤# â◊H˜Î UHÍ„QÆ`« =Å¡ ã¨=∞‰õÄ~°∞`«∞Ok. =∞#ã¨∞û ZO`«QÍ UHÍ„QÆ=∞ø`«∞O^À JO`«QÍ XHõ q+¨Ü«∞OÃÑ· ˆHO„nHõ$`«=∞ø`«∞Ok. W^Õ ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O. q^Œº

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Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin - to say that you are weak.

P`«‡‰õΩ J™ê^茺"≥∞ÿ#k U^≥·<å HõÅ^Œx Z#fl_»∂ `«ÅK«HõO_ç. JÖÏ ÉèÏqOK«_»O Q˘Ñ¨Ê JѨKå~°"Õ∞. áêѨO J<Õk U^≥·<å LO>Ë Jk - g∞~°∞ ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ∞~°x ÖË^• W`«~°∞Å#∞ |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Åx ѨÅHõ_»"Õ∞!

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Know that every thought and word that weakens you in the world is the only evil that exists. Whatever makes man weak and fear is the only evil that should be shunned.

q∞=∞‡efl |ÅÇ‘Ï#ѨiKÕ „Ѩu PÖ’K«#, ѨÅ∞‰õΩ =∂„`«"Õ∞ D Ö’HõOÖ’ L#fl H©_»x „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«O_ç. =∞x+≤x |ÅÇ‘Ï#ѨiKÕ, =∞x+≤H˜ ÉèíÜ«∂xfl HõeyOKÕ ^•xx =∂„`«"Õ∞ K≥_»∞QÍ ÉèÏqOz u~°ã¨¯iOKåe.

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The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.

q∞=∞‡efl g∞~°∞ |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å∞QÍ ÉèÏqOK«∞HÀ=_»"Õ∞ Q˘Ñ¨ÊáêѨO.

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I beg you to understand this one fact - no good comes out of the man who day and night thinks he is nobody. If a man day and night thinks he is miserable low and nothing, nothing he becomes... That is the great fact which you ought to remember.

g∞~°∞ nxx K«Hõ¯QÍ „QÆÇ≤ÏOKåÅx <å „áê~°÷# - `å#∞ =º~°∞÷_»#x =∞##O KÕ¿ã =ºH˜Î =Å¡ Z@∞=O\˜ â◊√Éèí=¸ KÕ‰õÄ~°^Œ∞. =∞x+≤ ˆ~~ÚO|=à◊√§ `å#∞ ^Œ∞ód`«∞_»#x, J^èŒ=Ú_»#x, ѨxH˜=∂e# "å_ç#x ÉèÏqOK«_»O =Å¡, J`«_»∞ ѨxH˜=∂e# "å_Õ J~ÚáÈ`å_»∞. D =∞Ǩã¨`åºxfl ZšѨC_»∂ *Ï˝Ñ¨HõO LOK«∞HÀO_ç.

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Being reminded of weakness does not help much; give strength, and strength does not come by thinking of weakness all the time. The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength.

|ÅÇ‘Ï#`«#∞ QÆ∞~°∞ÎKÕã¨∞HÀ=_»O =Å¡ Ug∞ „ѨÜ≥∂[#O ÖË^Œ∞, |ÖÏxfl ÃÑOá⁄OkOK«O_ç. ZO`«¿ãÑ¨Ó |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« QÆ∞iOz PÖ’zOK«_»O =Å¡ |ÅO ~å^Œ∞. |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«‰õΩ Ñ¨iëê¯~°O |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« QÆ∞iOz zOuOK«_»O HÍ^Œ∞, |ÅO QÆ∞iOz PÖ’zOK«_»"Õ∞.

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If you tell a man, “You are low, you are vile,” in season and out of season, then he is bound to believe in course of time that he is really such.

XHõ =ºH˜Î`À ''#∞=Ùfi J^èŒ=Ú_»=Ù, ^Œ∞+¨μì_»=Ù—— Jx Ѩ^Õ Ñ¨^Õ K≥ѨÊ_»O =Å# „Hõ=∞OQÍ P =ºH˜Î `å#∞ x[OQÍ JÖÏO\˜"å_Õ Jx #=Ú‡`å_»∞.

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To call another a sinner is the worst thing you can do.

WOH˘Hõix 'áêÑ≤— Jx J#_»"Õ∞ g∞~°∞ KÕ¿ã ÃÑ^ŒÌ `«Ñ¨C.

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Everybody is hypnotised already. The work of attaining freedom, of realising one’s real nature, consists in de-hypnotisation.

„Ѩu XHõ¯~°∂ ã¨"≥∂‡Ç≤Ï`«∞Öˇ· L<åfl~°∞. ^•x #∞O_ç |Ü«∞@Ѩ_®ÅO>Ë `«=∞ x[ã¨fi~°∂ѨO QÆ∞iOz `≥Å∞ã¨∞H˘x =Ú‰õΩÎÅ∞HÍ=_»"Õ∞.

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Come up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep; you are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal; you are not matter, you are not bodies; matter is your servant, not you the servant of matter.

ã≤OǨÖÏ¡~å ~°O_ç! g∞~°∞ Q˘éˇ]Å<Õ „Éèí=∞ #∞Oz |Ü«∞@Ѩ_»O_ç. g∞~°∞ J=∞~°∞Å∞, Ѩq„`«∞Å∞, âßâ◊fi`«∞Å∞. g∞~°∞ „ѨHõ$u HÍ^Œ∞, â◊s~°O HÍ^Œ∞. „ѨHõ$`Õ g∞‰õΩ ÉÏxã¨, g∞~°∞ „ѨHõ$uH˜ ÉÏxã¨Å∞ HÍ^Œ∞.

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“Children of immortal bliss” - what a sweet, what a hopeful name! Allow me to call you, brethren, by that sweet name - heirs of immortal bliss... You are the children of God, the sharers of immortal bliss, holy and perfect beings. You divinities on earth - sinners! It is a sin to call a man so; it is a standing libel on human nature.

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' =∞$`«Ñ¨Ù„`«∞Å∞—... ZO`« =∞^èŒ∞~°"≥∞ÿ# Pâß[#Hõ"≥∞ÿ# ¿Ñ~°∞! ™È^Œ~°∞ÖÏ~å! q∞=∞‡efl D =∞^èŒ∞~°"≥∞ÿ# J=∞$`«Ñ¨Ù„`«∞Å∞ ¿Ñ~°∞`À Ñ≤Å∞=x=fiO_ç. g∞~°∞ ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞x Ѩل`«∞Å∞, k"åº#O^•xH˜ "å~°ã¨∞Å∞, Ѩq„`«∞Å∞, ѨiѨÓ~°∞‚Å∞. Éèí∞qÃÑ· #_»Ü«∂_Õ ^Õ=`«Å∞. g∞~°∞ áêѨÙÖÏ! XHõ =∞x+≤x JÖÏ Ñ≤Å=_»"Õ∞ áêѨO† Hõà◊OHõ~°Ç≤Ï`« =∞x+≤ x[ã¨fiÉèÏ"åxH˜ Hõà◊OHõO PáêkOK«_»"Õ∞.

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Arise, awake! Awake from this hypnotism of weakness. None is really weak; the soul is infinite, omnipotent and omniscient. Stand up, assert yourself, proclaim the God within you, do not deny Him! Too much of inactivity, too much of weakness, too much of hypnotism has been and is upon our race... De-hypnotise yourselves.

ÖË=O_ç, "Õ∞ÖÁ¯#O_ç! |ÅÇ‘Ï#`« J<Õ WO„^Œ*ÏÅ =∞`«∞Î #∞O_ç "Õ∞ÖÁ¯#O_ç. Z=~°∂ x[OQÍ |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å∞ HÍ~°∞. P`«‡ J#O`«O, ã¨~°fi*Ï˝`«=¸#∂! ÖËz xÅ|_ç g∞ LxH˜x Kå@O_ç, ֒ѨÅ∞#fl ^≥·"åxfl „ѨHõ\˜OK«O_ç, PÜ«∞#∞fl u~°ã¨¯iOK«HõO_ç! f„="≥∞ÿ# ã¨Î|ú`«, |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«, n~°…HÍÅѨ٠WO„^Œ*ÏÅO =∞# *Ïux ZѨÊ\˜#∞OKÀ P=Ç≤ÏOzOk. „Ѩã¨∞Î`«O ‰õÄ_® P=Ç≤ÏOz LOk. WO„^Œ*ÏÅ „ѨÉèÏ=O #∞O_ç |Ü«∞@Ѩ_»O_ç. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Studying the external alone, man begins to feel himself to be nothing. Therefore it is not the study of external nature that makes one strong. But there is the internal nature of man - a million times more powerful than any volcanic eruption or any law of nature - which conquers nature, triumphs over all its laws. And that alone teaches man what he is.

ˆH=ÅO ÉÏǨϺ„ѨѨOKåxfl J^茺ܫ∞#O KÕã¨∂ÎáÈ`Õ „Hõ=∞OQÍ =∞x+≤ `«##∞ `å#∞ ZO^Œ∞‰õÄ H˘~°QÍx"åxQÍ ÉèÏqOK«<å~°Oaè™êÎ_»∞. HÍ|\˜ì ÉÏǨϺ„ѨHõ$u J^茺ܫ∞#O =∞#efl â◊H˜Î=∞O`«OQÍ KÕÜ«∞^Œ∞. =∞x+≤ JO`«óã¨fi~°∂ѨO U „ѨHõ$u ^èŒ~°‡O Hõ<åfl, Jyfl Ѩ~°fi`« q™ÈÊù@#O Hõ<åfl ÅHõΔÅ Ô~@∞¡ â◊H˜Î=∞O`«"≥∞ÿ#k. D JO`«óâ◊H˜Î ÉÏǨϺ„ѨHõ$u ^èŒ~å‡ÅxflO\˜h JkèQÆq∞ã¨∞ÎOk. D JO`«ó„Ѩ=$`ÕÎ =∞x+≤H˜ `å#∞ Uq∞\’ `≥Å∞ѨÙ`«∞Ok. q^Œº


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Do you know how much energy, how many powers, how many forces are still lurking behind that frame of yours? What scientist has known all that is in man? Millions of years have passed since man first came here, and yet but one infinitesimal part of his powers has been manifested. Therefore, you must not say that you are weak. How do you know what possibilities lie behind that degradation on the surface? You know but little of that which is within you. For behind you is the ocean of infinite power and blessedness.

g∞ â◊s~°OÖ’ Zxfl â◊‰õΩÎÅ∞, Zxfl ã¨=∞~°÷`«Å∞, Zxfl =∞Ç≤Ï=∞Å∞ ^•QÆ∞<åflÜ≥∂ g∞‰õΩ `≥Å∞™ê? =∞x+≤Ö’ LO_Õ ã¨~åfixfl `≥Å∞ã¨∞‰õΩ#fl âßG"Õ`«Î Z=~°∞<åfl~°∞? =∞x+≤ D Ö’HõOÖ’ J=`«iOz HÀ@¡ ã¨O=`«û~åÅ∞ QÆ_çKå~Ú, J~Ú<å =∞x+≤H˜ `«#Ö’x â◊‰õΩÎÅÖ’ J}∞ =∂„`«"Õ∞ WѨÊ\˜H˜ =ºH©ÎHõ~°}‰õΩ =zÛOk. HÍ|\˜ì '<Õ#∞ ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ_»∞#∞— Jx ѨÅ∞Hõ~å^Œ∞. ÃÑ·ÃÑ·# HõxÑ≤OKÕ Ç‘Ï#`« „H˜O^Œ =∞~°∞QÆ∞Ѩ_ç ZO`« =∞ǨÏ`«∞Î LO^À g∞ÔHÖÏ `≥Å∞ã¨∞ÎOk. g∞ ֒ѨŠ^•y=Ù#fl =∞ǨÏ`«∞Î#∞ QÆ∂iÛ g∞‰õΩ `≥eã≤Ok J`«ºÅÊO. g∞Ö’ J#O`« ã≤O^èŒ∞=Ù#∞ áÈe# â◊H˜Î =∞Ç≤Ï=∞ ^•y LOk.

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Say not man is a sinner. Tell him that he is a God.

=∞x+≤ áêáê`«∞‡_»x J#=^Œ∞Ì. J`«_˘Hõ ^≥·==∞x `≥eÜ«∞*ËÜ«∞O_ç.

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Silly fools tell you that you are sinners, and you sit down in a corner and weep. It is foolishness, wickedness, down-right rascality to say that you are sinners! You are all God.

Jq"Õ‰õΩÖˇ·# =¸~°∞öÅ∞ q∞=∞‡efl 'áêѨÙÅ∞— Jx JO>Ë, g∞~°∞ XHõ=¸Å ‰õÄ~˘Ûx â’H˜OK«_»O „áê~°Oaè™êÎ~°∞. q∞=∞‡efl áêѨÙÅ#_»O =¸~°ö`«fiO, ^Ò+¨ìºO, ^èŒ∂~°Î`«fiO. g∞~°O^Œ~°∂ ^≥·="Õ∞.

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The greatest error, says the Vedanta, is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature,and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that. Every time you think in that way, you, as it were, rivet one more link in the chain that binds you down, you add one more layer of hypnotism into your own soul. Therefore, whosoever thinks he is weak is wrong, whosoever thinks he is impure is wrong, and is throwing a bad thought into the world.

''<Õ#∞ |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞_»#x, áêÑ≤#x, ^Œ∞ód`«∞_»#h, â◊H˜ÎÇ‘Ï#∞_»#h, 'Jk KÕÜ«∞ÖË#∞-Wk KÕÜ«∞ÖË#∞— Jx J#_»"Õ∞ ÃÑ^ŒÌ á⁄~°áê@∞ Jx "Õ^•O`«O JO@∞Ok. D q^èŒOQÍ g∞~°∞ ÉèÏqOz# „Ѩu™ês q∞=∞‡efl x~°ƒOkèã¨∞Î#fl Hõ~°‡ |O^èŒÑ¨Ù Q˘Å∞ã¨∞‰õΩ g∞~°∞ WOH˘Hõ H˘Hͯxfl `«yeã¨∞Î#fl>Ë¡. g∞~˘Hõ WO„^Œ*ÏÅѨ٠á⁄~°`À P`«‡#∞ HõÑ≤Ê"Õã¨∞Î#fl>Ë¡. HÍ|\˜ì `å#∞ |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞_»#h, JѨq„`«∞_»#h Z=Ô~·<å ÉèÏq¿ãÎ Jk `«Ñ¨C. P q^èŒOQÍ KÕ¿ãÎ "å~°∞ „ѨѨOK«OÖ’H˜ XHõ K≥_»∞ PÖ’K«##∞ ѨOÑ≤ã¨∞Î#fl>Ë¡! q^Œº

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Religion gives you nothing new; it only takes off obstacles and lets you see your Self.

P^蕺u‡Hõ ^èŒ~°‡=Ú „H˘`«ÎQÍ Ug∞ W=fi^Œ∞. Jk ˆH=ÅO JO`«~åÜ«∂Å#∞ `˘ÅyOz, ã¨fiã¨fi~°∂áêxfl gH˜ΔOѨ*Ëã¨∞ÎOk.

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You must remember that humanity travels not from error to truth, but from truth to truth; it may be from lower truth to higher truth, but never from error to truth.

=∂#=HÀ\˜ Jã¨`«ºO #∞O_ç ã¨`åºxH˜ HÍHõ, ã¨`«ºO #∞O_ç ã¨`åºxH˜ Ѩܫ∞xã¨∞Î#fl^Œ#fl ã¨OQÆu =∞#O QÆ∞iÎOKåe. Jk "åº=ǨiHõ ã¨`«ºO #∞O_ç áê~°=∂i÷Hõ ã¨`«ºO "≥·Ñ¨Ù‰õΩ HÍ=K«∞Û. HÍx Jã¨`«ºO #∞O_ç ã¨`«ºO "≥·Ñ¨Ù‰õΩ =∂„`«=Ú HÍ^Œ∞.

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The tapas and the other hard Yogas that were practised in other Yugas do not work now. What is needed in this Yuga is giving, helping others. What is meant by 'dana' ? The highest of gifts is the giving of spiritual knowledge, the next is giving secular knowledge and the next a saving of life, the last is giving food and drink. He who gives spiritual knowledge saves the soul from many and many a birth.

q∞QÆ`å Ü«ÚQÍÅÖ’ PK«iOz# `«Ñ¨ã¨∞ûÅ∞, Hõ+¨ìÉèí∂~ÚëêìÖˇ·# Ü≥∂QÍÅ∞ <Õ_»∞ LѨÜ≥∂QÆѨ_»=Ù. D Ü«ÚQÆOÖ’ P=â◊ºHõ"≥∞ÿOk ^•#O, W`«~°∞ʼnõΩ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞Ѩ_»@O. ^•#O JO>Ë Uq∞\˜? áê~°=∂i÷Hõ *Ï˝<åxfl JOkOK«_»O J`«∞º`«Î=∞ ^•#O, ^•x `«~åfi`« "åº=ǨiHõ *Ï˝# ^•#O. P Ñ≤=∞‡@ „áê}~°HõΔ}, z=ik J#fláêhÜ«∂Å#∞ JOkOK«_»O. P^蕺u‡Hõ *Ï˝<åxfl WKÕÛ"å~°∞ r=Ù}˜‚ [##=∞~°} K«„HõѨ~°OѨ~° #∞O_ç ~°H˜ΔOK« QÆÅ~°∞. =∞`«O


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Neither seek nor avoid; take what comes. This is freedom, to be affected by nothing. Do not merely endure; be unattached.

HÀ~°#∂=^Œ∞Ì, „`Àã≤ѨÙK«Û#∂ =^Œ∞Ì. ÅaèOz# ^•xx ã‘fiHõiOK«∞. ^Õx=ÖÏ¡ ÉÏkèOK«|_»‰õΩO_® LO_»_»"Õ∞ ™êfi`«O„`«ºO. ã¨Ç≤ÏOz L#flO`« =∂„„`å# KåÅ^Œ∞, Jã¨OQÆ∞_»=Ù HÍ"åe.

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If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand. Therefore it is better to have an ideal.

P^Œ~°≈O QÆÅ =ºH˜Î "≥~Úº `«Ñ¨CÅ∞ KÕ¿ãÎ, U P^Œ~°≈O ÖËx =ºH˜Î UÉèˇ· "ÕÅ `«Ñ¨CÅ∞ KÕ™êÎ_»#_»O xã¨ûOâ◊Ü«∞O. HÍ|\˜ì XHõ P^Œ~°≈O Hõey=ÙO_»_»O =∞Ozk.

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The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in God. The new religion says that he is the atheist who does not believe in himself.

ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞xÃÑ· #=∞‡HõO ÖËx"å_»∞ <åã≤ΉõΩ_»x ѨÓ~°fiѨ٠=∞`åÅ∞ É’kèOKå~Ú. `«#ÃÑ· `«#‰õΩ #=∞‡Hõ=Ú ÖËx "å_»∞ <åã≤ΉõΩ_»x P^èŒ∞xHõ =∞`«O É’kèã¨∞Î#flk.

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India’s gift to the world is the spiritual light... Slow and silent, as the gentle dew that falls in the morning, unseen and unheard yet producing a most tremendous result.

ÉèÏ~°`«^Õâ◊O, „ѨѨOKåxH˜ WKÕÛ HÍ#∞Hõ P^蕺u‡Hõ *Ï˝#"Õ∞! =∞# P^蕺u‡Hõ ÉèÏ"åÅ∞ HõO\˜H˜ Hõ#Ѩ_»Hõ, K≥qH˜ q#Ѩ_»Hõ, `≥Å¡"å~°∞ *Ï=Ú# "≥∞Å¡"≥∞Å¡QÍ <ÕʼnõΩ *ÏÅ∞"å~°∞ =∞OK«∞ aO^Œ∞=ÙÅ =Öˇ „ѨѨOK«=∞O`å "åºÑ≤Î K≥O^Œ∞`«∞<åfl~Ú.

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Beware of everything that is untrue: stick to truth and we shall succeed, may be slowly, but surely.

Jã¨`«º"≥∞ÿ# ^•xH˜ ^Œ∂~°OQÍ LO_»∞. ã¨`åº<Õfl JO\˜ÃÑ@∞ìH˘x LO>Ë q[Ü«∞O ™êkèOK«QÆÅO. PÅ㨺"≥∞ÿ#ѨÊ\˜H© q[Ü«∞O ™êkèOKÕ f~°`åO.

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The road to good is the roughest and steepest in the universe. It is a wonder that so many succeed, no wonder that so many fall. Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.

D qâ◊fiOÖ’ „âıÜ«∞ã¨∞û#∞ KÕ‰õĈ~Û =∂~°æO ZO`À x\Ï~°∞QÍ LO@∂ J`«ºO`« ^Œ∞~°æ=∞"≥∞ÿOk. WO^Œ∞Ö’ ZO`À=∞Ok q[Ü«∞O ™êkèOK«_»O J^Œ∞ƒù`«"≥∞ÿ`Õ, J<ÕHõ=∞Ok JѨ[Ü«∞O á⁄O^Œ_»OÖ’ Pâ◊Û~°ºO ÖË^Œ∞. Z<Àfl J_»¤O‰õΩÅ#∞ Z^Œ∞~˘¯x =ºH˜Î`åfixfl ÃÑOá⁄OkOK«∞HÀ=Åã≤ LOk.

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Be of good cheer and believe that we are selected by the Lord to do great things, and we will do them.

Ѷ¨∞#HÍ~åºÅ#∞ ™êkèOK«_®xˆH ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞_»∞ =∞#efl Z#∞flH˘<åfl_»x qâ◊fiã≤Oz, L`åûǨÏOQÍ LO_»O_ç. =∞#O "å\˜x ™êkèOKÕ f~°∞`åO.

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Great indeed are the manifestations of muscular power, and marvellous the manifestations of intellect expressing themselves through machines by the appliances of science; yet none of these is more potent than the influence which spirit exerts upon the world.

HõO_»|ÅO x*ÏxH˜ Q˘Ñ¨Ê^Õ, HõO_»|Å =ºH©ÎHõ~°}Å∞ Q˘Ñ¨Ê"Õ. Ü«∞O„`åÅ∞, q*Ï˝# âߢã¨Î ѨiHõ~åÅ ^•fi~å Jaè=ºH©ÎHõiOѨ|_ç# |∞kúâ◊H˜Î ‰õÄ_® Q˘Ñ¨Ê^Õ. HÍx „ѨѨOK«OÃÑ· P`«‡â◊H˜Î K«∂¿Ñ „ѨÉèÏ=O Hõ<åfl W"Õg â◊H˜Î=∞O`«"≥∞ÿ#q HÍ=Ù.

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Let us be true. Nine-tenths of our life’s energy is spent in trying to make people think of us that which we are not. That energy would be more rightly spent in becoming that which we would like to be.

ã¨`«ºx+¨μìÅ∞QÍ LO^•O! =∞# rq`«OÖ’ ѨkÖ’ `˘q∞‡^À=O`«∞ â◊H˜Î =∞#O UkHÍ"≥∂ JkQÍ =∞#efl [#∞Å∞ ÉèÏqOKåÅx Kտ㠄Ѩܫ∞`«flOÖ’ Y~°∞ÛÃÑ_»`åO. P â◊H˜Î =∞#O ZÖÏ LO_®Å#∞‰õΩO@∞<åfl"≥∂ JÖÏ `«Ü«∂~°=_®xH˜ (Kտ㠄Ѩܫ∞`«flOÃÑ·) qxÜ≥∂y¿ãÎ ã¨||∞QÍ LO@∞Ok.

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Pray day and night, “O Thou Mother of the Universe, vouchsafe manliness unto me! O Thou, Mother of Strength, take away my weakness, take away my unmanliness, and make me a Man!”

JǨÏiflâ◊Å∞ WÖÏ „áêi÷OK«∞ : F [QÆ[˚#h, <å‰õΩ nè~°`åfixfl „Ѩ™êkOK«∞! F â◊H˜Îâßeh! <å |ÅÇ‘Ï#`«Å#∞, ^Ò~°ƒÖϺxfl `˘ÅyOz ##∞fl nè~°=∂#=ÙxQÍ KÕ~Ú!

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The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.

<å‰õΩ Ñ¨i}u HõÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞#fl H˘nÌ ã¨~°fi=¸ nè~°`«fiOÖ’<Õ (ѨÙ~°∞+¨HÍ~°O) L#fl^ŒxÑ≤ã¨∞ÎOk. Wk <å #∂`«# ã¨O^Õâ◊=Ú.

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Religion is manifestation of divinity already with in you.

g∞Ö’ L#fl k=º`åfixfl Jaè=ºH©ÎHõiOK«_»î"Õ∞ =∞`«O.

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Let him who has courage in his mind and love in his heart come with me. I want none else.

=∞#ã¨∞ûÖ’ ^è≥·~°ºO, ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞OÖ’ „¿Ñ=∞ L#fl"åxx ##∞fl J#∞ã¨iOK«x=fiO_ç. <å‰õΩ WOÔH=~°∂ =^Œ∞Ì.

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Truth, purity and unselfishness - wherever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.

ã¨`«ºO, Ѩq„`«`«, x™êfi~°÷`« - D =¸_»∂ ZHõ¯_» LO\ÏÜ≥∂... JHõ¯_» ã¨∂~°∞ºxH˜ ÃÑ·#QÍx „H˜O^ŒQÍx L#fl U â◊‰õΩÎÅ∂ Ѩx KÕÜ«∞*ÏÅ=Ù. D ÅHõΔ}ÏÅ∞ L#fl =ºH˜Î „ѨѨOK«=∞O`å =ºuˆ~HõOQÍ L#flѨÊ\˜H© áÈ~å_»QÆÅ_»∞.

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Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all - love.

Ѩq„`«`«, ã¨Ç¨Ï#O, Ѩ@∞ì^ŒÅ q[Ü«∂xfl ™êkèOK«_®xH˜ HÍ=Åã≤# =¸_»∞ P=â◊ºHÍÅ∞. g@xfl\˜H© q∞Oz HÍ=eã≤Ok - „¿Ñ=∞.

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Know that talking ill of others in private is a sin. You must wholly avoid it. Many things may occur to the mind, but it gradually makes a mountain of a molehill if you try to express them. Everything is ended if you forgive and forget.

Ѩ~ÀHõΔOQÍ W`«~°∞Å#∞ QÆ∂iÛ K≥_»∞QÍ =∂\Ï¡_»_»O áêѨO, nxx g∞~°∞ ѨÓiÎQÍ qã¨i˚OKåe. =∞#ã¨∞ûÖ’ U"Õ∞"≥∂ `ÀK«=K«∞Û, HÍx "å\˜x |Ü«∞@ ÃÑ@ì_®xH˜ „Ѩܫ∞ufl¿ãÎ „Hõ=∞„Hõ=∞OQÍ Jq QÀ~°O`«Å∞ H˘O_»O`«Å∞QÍ `«Ü«∂~°=Ù`å~Ú. HõΔq∞Oz =∞~°záÈ`Õ JO`å ã¨=∞ã≤áÈ`å~Ú.

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Whatever others think or do, lower not your standard of purity, morality and love for God.

W`«~°∞Å∞ Uq∞ `«Åz<å, Uq∞ KÕã≤<å 㨈~ h=Ù =∂„`«O h áê=#`åfixfl, <≥·uHõ =~°Î##∞, ÉèíQÆ=^ŒƒùH˜Î Ü≥ÚHõ¯ ™ê÷~Úx kQÆ*Ï~°Û‰õΩ.

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So long as you have love for God and Guru, and faith in truth, nothing can hurt you, my son.

<åÜ«∞<å! ÉèíQÆ=^ŒƒùH˜Î, QÆ∞~°∞ÉèíH˜Î, ã¨`«º=Ú#O^Œ∞ qâßfiã¨O L#flO`« =~°‰õΩ Un h‰õΩ Ç¨x HõeyOK«ÖË^Œ∞.

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If you are pure, if you are strong, you, one man are equal to the whole world.

h=٠Ѩq„`«∞_»=Ù, |Åã¨OѨ#∞fl_»=Ù J~Ú`Õ h=Ù XHõ¯_»=Ù JdÅ [QÆ`«∞ΉõΩ ã¨=∂#∞_»=Ù J=Ù`å=Ù.

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The man who is pure, and who dares, does great things.

Ѩq„`«∞_»∂, ™êǨϙȿÑ`«∞_»∂ J~Ú# =ºˆHΠѶ¨∞#HÍ~åºÅ#∞ ™êkèOK«QÆÅ_»∞.

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Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning; it is character that can cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties. Bear this in mind.

^èŒ#O HÍ^Œ∞, H©iÎ „Ѩu+¨ªÅ∞ HÍ^Œ∞, q^Œfi`«∞Î(áêO_ç`«º=Ú) HÍ^Œ∞, ™œjź"≥ÚHõ¯>Ë HõëêìÅ<Õ ^Œ∞ˆ~ƒù^Œº"≥∞ÿ# J_»∞¤QÀ_»Å#∞ pÅ∞ÛH˘x áÈQÆey#k. nxx [˝Ñ≤ÎÖ’ LOK«∞HÀO_ç.

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Well, my boy, this is the school of misery, which is also the school for great souls and prophets for the cultivation of sympathy, of patience, and, above all, of an indomitable iron will which quakes not even if the universe be pulverised at our feet.

<åÜ«∞<å! Wk (D „ѨѨOK«O) ^Œ∞óYѨ٠áê~î°âßÅ. =∞Ǩ`«∞‡Å‰õΩ, „Ѩ=HõÎʼnõΩ ™ê#∞Éèí∂ux, ã¨Ç¨Ï<åxfl ÃÑOá⁄OkOK«∞ HÀ=\ÏxH©, JxflO\˜H© q∞Oz =∞# áê^•Å =^ŒÌ #∞OKÕ D qâ◊fi"Õ∞ #∞QÆ∞æ#∞QÆ∞æ J~ÚáÈ~Ú<å K«eOK«x J„ѨuǨÏ`«"≥∞ÿ# =„[ã¨OHõÖÏÊxfl ÃÑOá⁄OkOK«∞HÀ=\ÏxH˜ ‰õÄ_® Wk áê~î°âßÅ. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Be a man first, my friend, and you will see how all those things (money, name, fame) and the rest will follow of themselves after you. Give up that hateful malice, that dog-like bickering and barking at one another, and take your stand on good purpose, right means, righteous courage, and be brave. When you are born a man, leave some indelible mark behind you.

F <å q∞„`«=∂! =ÚO^Œ∞ =∞x+≤ ==Ù. JѨC_»∞ J=hfl (^èŒ#O, ¿Ñ~°∞ „Ѩu+¨ªÅ∞) q∞QÆ`åq ‰õÄ_® "å@O`«@ J"Õ x#∞fl J#∞ã¨iOz =™êÎ~Ú. Jã¨∂Ü«∂ ^ÕfiëêÅ#∞, â◊√#HÍÅÖÏQÍ áÈ\Ï¡_»∞HÀ=_®xfl, XHõiÃÑ· XHõ~°∞ J~°∞K«∞HÀ=_®xfl `«ºlOK«O_ç. ã¨^Œ∞^ÕÌâßÅ#∞, ã¨<å‡~åæÅ#∞ P„â◊~ÚOz ^è≥·~°º, Ãã÷Â~åºÅ`À LO_»O_ç. =∞x+≤QÍ Ñ¨Ù\˜ì#O^Œ∞‰õΩ XHõ K≥~°QÆx =Ú„^Œ#∞ "Õã≤ "≥à◊§O_ç. „¿Ñ=∞ - Ѩq„`«`«


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What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like thunderbolt... Bold words and bolder deeds are what we want. Awake, awake, great ones!

Ö’HÍxH˜ HÍ=Åã≤Ok 㨢`«Ê=~°Î# (™œjźO). Z=i rq`«O L[˚fiÅ „¿Ñ=∞Ü«Ú`«"≥∞ÿ, ™êfi~°÷~°Ç≤Ï`«"≥∞ÿ LO@∞O^À JÖÏO\˜ "åˆ~ Ö’HÍxH˜ HÍ=Åã≤ L<åfl~°∞. J@∞=O\˜ „¿Ñ=∞`À ‰õÄ_ç# „Ѩu=∂\Ï Ñ≤_»∞QÆ∞=Öˇ `å‰õΩ`«∞Ok. nè~°"å‰õΩ¯Å∞, nè~°`«~°"≥∞ÿ# KÕ`«Å∞ =∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤ L#flq. F =∞ǨÏhÜ«ÚÖÏ~å! ÖË=O_ç, "Õ∞ÖÁ¯#O_ç!

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Brahmacharya should be like a burning fire within the veins (in the student’s life).

q^•ºi÷ ^Œâ◊Ö’ „|ǨχK«~°ºO #~åÖ’¡ JyflÖÏ „Ѩ[fieOKåe.

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Follow me, if you will, by being intensely sincere, perfectly unselfish, and, above all, by being perfectly pure. My blessings go with you.

g∞‰õΩ W+¨ì"≥∞ÿ`Õ J`«ºO`« x+¨¯Ñ¨@O`À, x™êfi~°÷O`À, JxflO\˜ HõO>Ë =ÚYºOQÍ Ñ¨iѨÓ~°‚"≥∞ÿ# áê=#`«fiO`À ##∞fl J#∞ã¨iOK«O_ç. <å Pjã¨∞ûÅ∞ g∞ "≥#flO\˜ LO\Ï~Ú.

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Holiness is the greatest power. Everything else quails before it.

Ѩq„`«`Õ Q˘Ñ¨Êâ◊H˜Î. ^•x =ÚO^Œ∞ q∞ye#^ŒO`å a`«Î~° áÈ`«∞Ok.

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Out of purity and silence comes the word of power.

Ѩq„`«`«, xâ◊≈|Ì`«Å #∞O_Õ J"≥∂Ѷ¨∞"å‰õΩ¯ "≥Å∞=_»∞`«∞Ok.

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What brutality is there which purity and chastity cannot conquer?

„|ǨχK«~°ºO, Ѩq„`«`«Å`À [~ÚOK«ÖËx „‰õÄ~°`«fiO Uq∞ LOk?

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Be pure first and you will have power. The chaste brain has tremendous energy and gigantic will-power. Continence gives wonderful control over mankind. The spiritual leaders of men have been very continent and that is what gave them power.

Ѩq„`«∞Å∞ HõO_ç! â◊H˜Î =ã¨∞ÎOk. Ѩq„`« =∞#ã¨∞ûÖ’ J#O`«â◊H˜Î, Q˘Ñ¨Ê ã¨OHõÅÊ |ÅO LO\Ï~Ú. „|ǨχK«~°ºO =∂#"åoÃÑ· J^Œ∞ƒù`«"≥∞ÿ# xÜ«∞O„`«}#∞ „Ѩ™êkã¨∞ÎOk. P^蕺u‡Hõ QÆ∞~°∞=ÙÅ∞ „|ǨχK«~åºxfl áêeã¨∂Î ~å=_»O =ÖË¡ "åiH˜ â◊H˜Î ã¨O„Hõq∞OzOk.

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Is there a greater strength than that of Brahmacharya - purity, my boy?

<åÜ«∞<å! „|ǨχK«~°ºO, Ѩq„`«`«Å Hõ<åfl L#fl`«"≥∞ÿ# |ÅO U=ÚOk?

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There is no allegiance possible where there is no character in the leader, and perfect purity ensures the most lasting allegiance and confidence.

<åÜ«∞‰õΩ_çÖ’ ™œjźO (=∞Oz #_»=_ç, 㨢`«Ê=~°Î#) Ö’Ñ≤¿ãÎ q^èÕÜ«∞`«#∞ á⁄O^ŒÖË_»∞. ã¨OѨÓ~°‚ Ѩq„`«`« HõÅHÍÅO xeKÕ q^èÕÜ«∞`«#∞, #q∞‡Hõ#∞ ÃÑOá⁄kã¨∞ÎOk (<åÜ«∞‰õΩ_çÃÑ·).

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Disciple:

“But who can aspire to be like you, Swamiji? Who can come by that oratorical power of expounding philosophy which you have?” Swamiji : “You don’t know! That power may come to all. That power comes to him who observes unbroken Brahmacharya for a period of twelve years, with the sole object of realising God. I have practised that kind of Brahmacharya myself, and so a screen has been removed, as it were, from my brain. For that reason, I need not anymore think over or prepare myself for any lectures on such subtle subject as philosophy.

t+¨μº_»∞ : ''g∞ÖÏQÍ LO_»QÆÅ=∞x Z=~°∞ PtOK«QÆÅ~°∞ ™êfig∞r? g∞‰õΩ#fl "åQÍú\˜`À `«`«Îfi âߢ™Îêxfl „Ѩ=zOK«\ÏxH˜ Z=~°∞ ~åQÆÅ~°∞? ™êfig∞r : ''h‰õΩ `≥eÜ«∞^Œ∞! P â◊H˜Î JO^ŒiH© ~å=K«∞Û. ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞}˜‚ KÕ~°∞HÀ=@"Õ∞ UÔH·Hõ ÅHõΔºOQÍ Ñ¨<≥flO_»∞ ã¨O=`«û~åÅ áê@∞ „|ǨχK«~åºxfl J=ÅOaOz# "åiH˜ P â◊H˜Î HõÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞Ok. JÖÏO\˜ „|ǨχK«~åºxfl <Õ#∞ J#∞+≤ªOKå#∞. <å =∞#ã¨∞ûÖ’Oz XHõ `≥~° `˘ÅyáÈ~Ú#>ˇ¡ÂOk. P HÍ~°}OQÍ <Õ#∞ `«`«Îfi âßGO =O\˜ ã¨∂HõΔ‡ q+¨Ü«∂ÅÃÑ· LѨ#ºã≤OK«\ÏxH˜ ‰õÄ_® PÖ’zOK«_»O ÖË^• =ÚO^Œ∞QÍ `«Ü«∂~°=#=ã¨~°O ÖË^Œ∞.

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A chaste brain has tremendous energy and gigantic will power. Without brahmacharya, there can be no spiritual strength. Brahmacharya gives wonderful control over mankind.

„|ǨχK«~°ºO =Å# J^Œ∞ƒù`«"≥∞ÿ# ™ê=∞~°÷ºO, „|Ǩ‡O_»"≥∞ÿ# ã¨OHõÅÊâ◊H©Î HõÅ∞QÆ∞`å~Ú. „|ǨχK«~°ºO ÖËx^Õ Z\˜ì P^蕺u‡Hõ â◊H©Î HõÅ∞QÆ^Œ∞. WO„kÜ«∞ x„QÆǨÏO =Å¡ =∂#=HÀ\˜ÃÑ· J^Œ∞ƒù`«"≥∞ÿ# =jHõ~°} â◊H˜Î Åaèã¨∞ÎOk.

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The ideal of faith in ourselves is of the greatest help to us. Throughout the history of mankind, if any motive power has been more potent than another in the lives of all great men and women, it is that of faith in themselves.

=∞#ÃÑ· =∞#‰õΩ qâßfi™êxfl KÕ‰õĈ~Û P^Œ~°≈O =∞#‰õΩ J`«ºO`« „ѨÜ≥∂[#Hõ~°O. =∂#= K«i„`« JO`«\˜h Ѩije¿ãÎ, Ѷ¨∞#HÍ~åºÅ#∞ ™êkèOz# ¢ã‘ΠѨÙ~°∞+¨μÅ rq`åÅÖ’ JxflO\˜HõO>Ë JkèHõ ™ê=∞~åúºxfl WzÛ# =¸Åâ◊H˜Î "åi P`«‡qâßfiã¨"Õ∞ Jx `≥Å∞ã¨∞ÎOk.

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Superstition is a great enemy of man.

=∞x+≤H˜ =¸_è»qâßfiã¨O XHõ „Ѩ|Å â◊„`«∞=Ù.

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I would rather see everyone of you rank atheists than superstitious fools, for the atheist is alive and you can make something out of him. But if superstition enters, the brain is gone, the brain is softening, degradation has seized upon the life.

g∞~°O`å <åã≤ΉõΩÅ∞QÍ =∂iáÈ~Ú<å Ѷ¨~°"åÖË^Œ∞QÍx, =¸_è®Kå~åÅ`À =¸~°∞öÖˇ· áÈ=_»O =∂„`«=Ú `«QÆ^Œ∞. <åã≤ΉõΩ_»∞ J~Ú#ѨÊ\˜H© "åx =Å¡ H˘O`≥·<å „Ñ¨Ü≥∂[#O <≥~°"Õ~°QÆÅ^Œ∞. HÍx =¸_è®Kå~°O „Ѩ"Õt¿ãÎ "≥∞^Œ_»∞ ^èŒfiOã¨"≥∞ÿáÈ~Ú#>Ë¡! |ÅÇ‘Ï#"≥∞ÿ#>Ë¡! rq`«=Ú „Éèí+¨ì"≥∞ÿáÈ~Ú#>Ë¡!

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You had better die as an unbeliever than be played upon by cheats and jugglers. The power of reasoning was given you for use. Show then that you have used it properly.

"≥∂ã¨QÍà◊√§, =OK«‰õΩÅ „ѨÉèÏ=OÖ’ Ѩ_»@OHõ<åfl g∞~°∞ <åã≤ΉõΩÖˇ· =∞~°}˜OK«_»O "Õ∞Å∞. LѨÜ≥∂yOK«_®xH˜ g∞‰õΩ qK«HõΔ}Ï *Ï˝#O W=fi|_çOk. P *Ï˝<åxfl ã¨iQÍæ LѨÜ≥∂yOz#@∞¡ x~°∂Ñ≤OK«O_ç.

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I am sure God will pardon a man who will use his reason and cannot believe, rather than a man who believes blindly instead of using the faculties He has given him.

`«#‰õΩ#fl „Ѩ[˝#∞ LѨÜ≥∂yOK«‰õΩO_® „Ѩu^•xh „QÆ∞_ç¤QÍ #"Õ∞‡"å_çHõ<åfl, `«# qK«HõΔ}Ï *Ï˝<åxfl LѨÜ≥∂yOz #=∞‡HõO ÖËx "å_çQÍ L#fl =∞x+≤x ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞_»∞ HõΔq∞™êÎ_»∞.

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One must have a strong brain, a clear mind free of nonsensical ideas; he must pierce through the mass of superstitions encrusting his mind to the pure truth that is in his inmost Self. Then he will know that all perfections, all power are already within himself, that these have not to be given to him by others.

"≥∞^Œ_»∞ |Å"≥∞ÿOkQÍ LO_®e. Jã¨OQÆ`åÖˇ·# ÉèÏ"åÖËg ÖˉõΩO_® ã¨Ê+¨ìOQÍ PÖ’zOK«QÆÅ =∞#ã¨∞û HÍ"åe. `«# =∞#ã¨∞ûÃÑ· QÆ\˜ìѨÓ`«QÍ U~°Ê_ç# =¸_è»#=∞‡HÍÅ#∞ ã¨Ç≤Ï`«O ÖˇH˜¯OK«Hõ, JO`«~°OQÆOÖ’ L#fl ã¨`åºxfl ^Œi≈OK«QÆÅQÍe. JѨC_»∞ ã¨=∞ã¨Î ѨiѨÓ~°‚`«fiO, ã¨HõÅ â◊‰õΩÎÅ∞ `«#Ü«∞O^Õ HõÅ=x, Wq `«#‰õΩ W`«~°∞Å∞ DÜ«∞=Åã≤# J=ã¨~°O ÖË^Œx J`«_»∞ `≥eã≤H˘O\Ï_»∞. =¸_è»qâßfi™êÅ#∞ `«ºlOK«O_ç


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Believe not because an old manuscript has been produced, because it has been handed down to you from your forefathers, because your friends want you to - but think for youself; search truth for yourself; realize it yourself.... Soft-brained men, weak-minded, chicken-hearted cannot find the truth.

ѨÙ~å`«# „QÆO^ä•ÅÖ’ LO^ŒxQÍx, g∞ `å`«=Ú`åÎ`«Å#∞O_ç ã¨O„Hõq∞OzO^ŒxQÍx, g∞ ¿ãflÇ≤Ï`«∞Å∞ HÀ~°∞`«∞<åfl~°x QÍx g∞~°∞ ^Õxx #=∞‡=^Œ∞Ì. g∞ JO`«@ g∞ˆ~ PÖ’zOK«∞H˘x, ã¨`åºxfl ã¨fiÜ«∞OQÍ J<Õfi+≤OK«O_ç. J#∞Éèí∂ux HÍqOK«∞HÀO_ç.... =∞O^Œ=∞`«∞Å∞, |ÅÇ‘Ï# =∞#ã¨∞¯Å∞, ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«ÚÅ∞ (Ñ≤iH˜ "å~°∞) ã¨`åºxfl ^Œi≈OѨ*ÏÅ~°∞. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Brave, bold men, these are what we want. What we want is vigour in the blood, strength in the nerves, iron muscles and nerves of steel, not softening namby-pamby ideas... Avoid all mystery. There is no mystery in religion.

^è≥·~°º=O`«∞Å∞, ™êǨÏã¨=O`«∞Å∞ =∞#‰õΩ WѨC_»∞ J=ã¨~°O. ~°HõÎOÖ’ ã¨`«∞Î=, #~åÖ’¡ |ÅO Hõey, W#∞Ѩ HõO_»~åÅ∞, L‰õΩ¯ #~åÅ∞ HÍ"åe QÍx xÅHõ_»ÖËx TiˆH *ÏiáÈÜÕ∞ Ñ≤zÛ TǨÏÖˇO^Œ∞‰õΩ? ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O =^Œ∞Ì. =∞`«OÖ’ ~°Ç¨Ï™êºxH˜ `å=ÙÖË^Œ∞.

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In religion, as in all other matters, discard everything that weakens you, have nothing to do with it. Mysterymongering weakens the human brain.

=∞`«OÖ’#∂, q∞QÆ`å q+¨Ü«∂ÅÖÏQÍ, q∞=∞‡efl |ÅÇ‘Ï#∞Å#∞QÍ KÕ¿ã ã¨=∞ã¨Î q+¨Ü«∂Å#∞ Ѩi`«ºlOK«O_ç. "å\˜*’eH˜ "≥à◊§HõO_ç ("å\˜`À g∞‰õΩ ã¨O|O^èŒO ÖË^Œ∞). ~°Ç¨Ï㨺 ™ê^èŒ#`À ‰õÄ_»∞‰õΩ#fl ‰õΔΩ„^Œ q^ŒºÅ =Å¡ =∂#= "Õ∞^èŒ |ÅÇ‘Ï#=∞=Ù`«∞Ok.

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Mystery-mongering and superstition are always signs of weakness. These are always signs of degradation and of death. Therefore beware of them; be strong, and stand on your own feet

~°Ç¨Ï㨺 „ѨKå~°O, =¸_è» qâßfiã¨O ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ`«‰õΩ zǨflÅ∞! Ѩ`«<åxH©, =∞~°}ÏxH© zǨflÅ∞! HÍ|\˜ì "å\˜ q+¨Ü«∞OÖ’ *Ï„QÆ`«Î =Ç≤ÏOz nè~°∞Öˇ· g∞ HÍà◊§g∞^Œ g∞~°∞ xÅ|_»O_ç.

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Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject as poison; there is no life in it, it cannot be true. These mysticisms, in spite of some grains of truth in them, are generally weakening.

Éè∫uHõOQÍ, =∂#ã≤HõOQÍ, P^蕺u‡HõOQÍ q∞=∞‡efl |ÅÇ‘Ï#ѨiKÕk U^≥·<å 㨈~, ^•xfl q+¨„áêÜ«∞OQÍ u~°ã¨¯iOK«O_ç! ^•xÖ’ r=â◊H˜Î ÖË^Œ∞... Jk ã¨`«º=Ú HÍ*ÏÅ^Œ∞. ~°Ç¨Ï™ÈºÑ¨^ÕâßÅÖ’ H˘O`« ã¨`«ºO L#flѨÊ\˜H©, Jq ™ê^è•~°}OQÍ =∂#=ÙÅ#∞ xsfi~°∞ºÅ#∞ KÕ™êÎ~Ú.

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Anything that is secret and mysterious in the systems of yoga should be at once rejected. The best guide in life is strength.

D Ü≥∂QÆѨ^Œú`«∞ÅÖ’ Uk QÆ∞ѨÎOQÍ, ~°Ç¨Ï㨺OQÍ LO@∞O^À ^•xx "≥O@<Õ Ñ¨i`«ºlOKåe. |Å"Õ∞ r=#Ü«∂„`«Ö’ ã¨Ô~·# „`À= K«∂¿Ñk.

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I must frankly state that in my life-long experience, I have always found “Occultism” injurious and weakening to humanity. What we want is strength. We Indians, more than any other race, want strong and vigorous thought. We have enough of the superfine in all concerns. For centuries we have been stuffed with the mysterious; the result is that our intellectual and spiritual digestion is almost hopelessly impaired, and the race has been dragged down to the depths of hopeless imbecility.

<å‰õΩ Hõey# rq`å#∞Éèí==Ú =Å¡ '~°Ç¨Ï㨺 ã≤^Œ∞úÅ∞— ZšѨC_»∞ ǨxHõ~åÅx Jq =∂#=*Ïux |ÅÇ‘Ï#Ѩ~°∞™êÎÜ«∞x x+¨¯Ñ¨@=ÚQÍ K≥ѨÊHõ `«Ñ¨Ê^Œ∞. =∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤Ok |ÅO. U W`«~°*Ïu Hõ<åfl, ÉèÏ~°fÜ«ÚÅ"≥∞ÿ# =∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤Ok |Å"≥∞ÿ#, â◊H˜Î=∞O`«"≥∞ÿ# PÖ’K«#. Jxfl q+¨Ü«∂ÖÖ’#∞ HÍ=Åã≤#O`« „áêg}º`« =∞#‰õΩ LOk. â◊`åÉÏÌÅ∞QÍ =∞#O ~°Ç¨Ï㨺ã≤^Œ∞úÅ`À xOѨ|_®¤O. ^•x=Å¡ =∞#‰õΩ =∂#ã≤Hõ, áê~°=∂i÷Hõ ÉèÏ"åÅ#∞ ri‚OK«∞‰õΩ<Õ â◊H˜Î ѨÓiÎQÍ H©Δ}˜OzOk..... *Ïu ^Ò~°ƒÅºÑ¨Ù JQÍ^èŒOÖ’H˜ ÖÏQÆ|_çOk.

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Every system, which weakens the mind, makes one superstitious, makes one mope, makes one desire all sorts of wild impossibilities, mysteries, and superstitions, I do not like, because its effect is dangerous. Such systems never bring any good; such things create morbidity in the mind, make it weak, so weak that in course of time it will be almost impossible to receive truth or live up to it. Strength, therefore, is the one thing needful.

=∞#ã¨∞û#∞ |ÅÇ‘Ï#ѨiKÕ „Ѩu Ѩ^Œúu =∞x+≤x =¸_è®Kå~° Ѩ~åÜ«∞}∞_çQÍ, ^Œ∞ód`«∞_çQÍ, f„= Jã¨OÉèí"åÅ#∞ HÀ~°∞‰õΩ<Õ"å_çQÍ KÕã¨∞ÎOk. =¸_è» qâßfi™êÅ∞, =∂i‡HÍÅ∞ qѨ`«∞Î#∞ HõÅ∞QÆ*Ë™êÎ~Ú HÍ|\˜ì <å‰õΩ #K«Û=Ù. P Ѩ^Œú`«∞Å∞ ZѨC_»∂ =∞Ozx KÕ‰õÄ~°Û=Ù, Jq =∞#ã¨∞û#∞ "åºkè„QÆã¨ÎO KÕ™êÎ~Ú, |ÅÇ‘Ï# Ѩ~°∞™êÎ~Ú. Jq ZO`« |ÅÇ‘Ï# Ѩ~°∞™êÎÜ«∞O>Ë z=~°‰õΩ ã¨`åºxfl „QÆÇ≤ÏOK«@OQÍh, J#∞QÆ∞}OQÍ rqOK«@OQÍh J™ê^茺OQÍ Ñ¨i}q∞ã¨∞ÎOk. HÍ|\˜ì |Å"Õ∞ HÍ=Åã≤ L#flk. =¸_è»qâßfi™êÅ#∞ `«ºlOK«O_ç


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There must be freshness and vigour of thought behind to make a virile race. More than enough to strengthen the whole world exists in the Upanishads... But it requires to be applied.

g~°º=O`«"≥∞ÿ# *Ïux `«Ü«∂~°∞KÕÜ«∞_®xH˜ ã¨fiK«Ûù`«, PÖ’K«#Ö’ â◊H˜Î P^è•~°OQÍ LO_®e. Ü«∂=¢`«ÊѨOKåxfl â◊H˜Î=∞O`«O KÕÜ«∞_®xH˜ HÍ=Åã≤# ^•xHõ<åfl JkèHõ â◊H˜Î LѨx+¨`«∞ÎÅÖ’ LOk. HÍx, Jk PK«~°}Ö’H˜ fã¨∞‰õΩ ~å"åe.

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Religion is the manifestation of the natural strength that is in man... It is always a manifestation of strength.

=∂#=ÙxÖ’ ã¨Ç¨Ï[ ã≤^ŒúOQÍ<Õ ^•y=Ù#fl â◊H˜Îx =ºHõÎO KÕ¿ã^Õ =∞`«O... ZѨC_»∂ â◊H˜Î Jaè=ºH©ÎHõ~°}"Õ∞ =∞`«O.

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I love my nation. I cannot see you degraded, weakened any more than you are now. Therefore I am bound for your sake and for truth’s to cry, “Hold!” and to raise my voice against this degradation of my race. Give up these weakening mysticism and be strong... The truths of the Upanishads are before you. Take them up, live up to them, and the salvation of India will be at hand.

<Õ#∞ <å ^Õâßxfl „¿Ñq∞™êÎ#∞. g∞~°∞ WO`«HõO>Ë Ñ¨`«#=∞=@O <Õ#∞ K«∂_»ÖË#∞. HÍ|\˜ì g∞ HÀã¨O, ã¨`«ºO HÀã¨O ''WHõ PQÆ∞—— Jx <Õ#∞ HõOHõ}Ï|^Œ∞ú_»<≥· ZÅ∞ÔQuÎ Kå\˜ <å D *Ïu Ѩ`«<åxH˜ =ºuˆ~HõOQÍ QÆàÏxfl ÃÑOK«∞`å#∞. D ^Œ∞~°ƒù~° ~°Ç¨Ï™êºÅ#∞ q_çz |Å=O`«∞Å∞ HõO_ç. LѨx+¨`ü ã¨`åºÅ∞ g∞=ÚO^Œ∞<åfl~Ú. "å\˜x ã‘fiHõiOK«O_ç, PK«iOz K«∂ѨO_ç. JѨC_»∞ ÉèÏ~°`«^Õâ◊ q=ÚH˜Î g∞ KÕ`«∞ÅÖ’<Õ LOk. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Go back to your Upanishads- the shining, the strengthening, the bright philosophy - and part from all mysterious things, all weakening things.

k=º"≥∞ÿ, â◊H˜Î „Ѩ^Œ"≥∞ÿ, `Õ*’=O`«=ÚÖˇ· L#fl g∞ LѨx+¨`«∞ÎÅ#∞ P„â◊~ÚOK«O_ç. q∞=∞‡efl ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ∞~°#∞ KÕ¿ã ~°Ç¨Ï㨺, =∂i‡Hõ"≥∞ÿ# q+¨Ü«∂Å #∞O_ç "≥·^˘ÅQÆO_ç.

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Despondency is not religion, whatever else it may be. By being pleasant always and smiling, it takes you nearer to God, nearer than any prayer.

x~åâ◊, xã¨Ê$Ç¨Ï J<Õq U"≥∞ÿ<å HÍ=K«∞Û HÍx =∞`«O =∂„`«O HÍ^Œ∞. ZšѨC_»∂ z~°∞#=Ùfi`À P#O^ŒO`À LO_»_»O J<Õk „áê~°÷# HõO>Ë ‰õÄ_® =∞iO`« ^ŒQÆæ~°QÍ ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞x ™êxfl^茺O á⁄O^Œ_®xH˜ ^ÀǨÏ^ŒÑ¨_»∞`«∞Ok.

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Those who are always down-hearted and dispirited in this life can do no work; from life to life they come and go wailing and moaning.

x~°∞`åûǨïÖˇ·, J^è≥·~°ºÑ¨_Õ"å~°∞ rq`«OÖ’ U Ѩxh ™êkèOK« ÖË~°∞. ~Àkã¨∂Î, ^Œ∞ódã¨∂Î [## =∞~°}=ÚÅ áêÅ=Ù`å~°∞.

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Self-deprecation! What is it for? You are the child of the Infinite, the all-powerful Divine Mother. What means disease, or fear to you? Stamp out the negative spirit as if it were a pestilence, and it will conduce to your welfare in everyway.

P`«‡#∂#º`«! ^Õx Hõk? h=Ù ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞~åÅ∂, J#O`«=¸ J~Ú# k=º[#x a_»¤=Ù. h‰õΩ "åºkè Uq∞\˜? ÉèíÜ«∞O Uq∞\˜? =ºuˆ~Hõ ÉèÏ"åxfl JO@∞"åºkèQÍ ÉèÏqOz x~°∂‡eOK«∞. Jk g∞ Jaè=$kúH˜ Jxfl q^è•ÖÏ ^ÀǨÏ^ŒÑ¨_»∞`«∞Ok.

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Laziness, meanness, and hypocrisy have covered the whole length and breadth of the country. Can an intelligent man look on all this and remain quiet? Does it not bring tears to the eyes?... Therefore I say, first rouse the inherent power of the Atman within you...

™È=∞i`«#O, hK«`«fiO, HõѨ@`«fiO W"Õ D ^Õâßxfl P=¸ÖÏ„QÆO HõÑ≤Ê"Õã≤#q. |∞kú=∞O`«∞_≥·#"å_»∞ n#flO`å K«∂z âßO`«OQÍ ‰õÄ~˘Û#QÆÅ_®? HÍ|\˜ì g∞Ö’ L#fl P`«‡â◊H˜Îx =ÚO^Œ∞QÍ "Õ∞ÖÁ¯ÅÊ=∞x <Õ#∞ K≥ѨÙ`«∞<åfl#∞.

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All weakness, all bondage is imagination... Do not weaken... Stand up and be strong! That is all the religion I know.

ã¨=∞ã¨Î ^Ò~°ƒÅºO, ã¨=∞ã¨Î |O^èŒO ˆH=ÅO =∞#óHõÅÊ#ÜÕ∞. ^Ò~°ƒùÖϺxfl q_»<å_»∞. ÖË! ^Œ$_è»OQÍ LO_»∞. <å‰õΩ `≥eã≤# =∞`«q∞^ÕÕ.

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Infinite strength is religion and God.

J#O`« â◊ˆHÎ =∞`«O. J^Õ ^≥·=O.

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What we need is strength; who will give us strength? Upanishads are the great mine of strength. Therein lies strength enough to invigorate the whole world; the whole world can be vivified, made strong, energised through them.

=∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤#k |ÅO. =∞#‰õΩ |ÖÏxfl Z=i™êÎ~°∞? LѨx+¨`«∞ÎÅ∞ |ÖÏxH˜ Jáê~° x^èŒ∞Öˇ· L<åfl~Ú. D „ѨѨOK«O JO`«\˜H© [=ã¨`åfiÅ#∞ W=fiQÆÅ |ÅO "å\˜Ö’ LOk. LѨx+¨`«∞ÎÅ ^•fi~å Ö’Hõ=∞O`å r=â◊H˜Îx, |ÖÏxfl, F[ã¨∞û#∞ á⁄O^ŒQÆÅ∞QÆ∞`«∞Ok.

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page. This is the one great thing to remember, it has been the one great lesson I have been taught in my life. Strength, it says, strength, O man, be not weak. Are there no human weaknesses?- says man. There are, say the Upanishads, but will more weakness heal them? Would you try to wash dirt with dirt? Will sin cure sin? Will weakness cure weakness? Strength, O man, strength, say the Upanishads, stand up and be strong.

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'' ÅO——, ''|ÅO—— Jx „Ѩu ѨÙ@#∞O_ô LѨx+¨`«∞ÎÅ∞ L^Àƒkèã¨∞Î<åfl~Ú. =∞#O QÆ∞~°∞ÎOK«∞HÀ=Åã≤# Q˘Ñ¨Ê q+¨Ü«∂ÅÖ’ Wk XHõ\˜. rq`«OÖ’ <å‰õΩ <Õ~°Ê|_»¤ XHõ Q˘Ñ¨Ê áê~î°O Wk. ''|Å=Ú——, ''|ÅOQÍ LO_»∞——, ''F =∂#=Ù_® ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ∞_»=ÙQÍ LO_»_»O `«QÆ^Œ∞—— Jx ÃÇÏK«Ûiã¨∞Î<åfl~Ú. =∞x+≤Ö’ Ö’áêÅ∞ LO_»"å? Jx â◊OH˜OK«=K«∞Û. 㨈~ Ö’áêÅ∞ L<åfl~Ú. =∞ixfl Z‰õΩ¯= Ö’áêÅ∞ =zÛ L#fl Ö’áêÅ#∞ ã¨ik^Œ∞Ì`åÜ«∂? =ÚiH˜`À =ÚiH˜x Hõ_»QÍÅx „Ѩܫ∞ufl™êÎ=∂? áêѨO`À áêáêxfl ǨÏi™êÎ=∂? ^Ò~°ƒÖϺxfl ^Ò~°ƒÅºO`À `˘Åy™êÎ=∂?—— ''|ÅO... F =∞#∞A_®, |ÖÏ<Õfl ã¨OáêkOK«∞! ÖËz xÅ|_»∞, |Å=O`«∞_»"≥· LO_»∞—— Jx LѨx+¨`«∞ÎÅ∞ Ѷ¨∞’+≤ã¨∞Î<åfl~Ú.

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First step in getting strength is to uphold the Upanishads, and believe - “I am the soul,” “Me the sword cannot cut; nor weapons pierce; me the fire cannot burn; me the air cannot dry; I am the Omnipotent, I am the Omniscient.” So repeat these blessed saving words and be strong.

|ÖÏxfl ã¨OáêkOK«_®xH˜ "≥Ú@ì"≥Ú^Œ\˜ ™ê^èŒ#O LѨx+¨`«∞ÎÅ ã¨=Ú`«¯$+¨ì`«#∞ QÆ∞iÎOz, '<Õ#∞ P`«‡#∞— Jx qâ◊fiã≤OK«_»"Õ∞. ''##∞fl Y_»æO KÕkOK«ÖË^Œ∞, PÜ«Ú^è•Å∞ zè„^ŒO KÕÜ«∞ÖË=Ù, ##∞fl Jyfl ^ŒÇ≤ÏOK«ÖË^Œ∞, QÍe â’+≤OѨ KÕÜ«∞ÖË^Œ∞. ''<Õ#∞ ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞}˜‚, ã¨~°fiA˝}˜‚—— J<Õ ^èŒ#º"åHͺÅ#∞ LK«ÛiOz |Å=O`«∞Å∞ HõO_ç.

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You have now to make the character of Mahavira [Hanuman] your ideal... He was a perfect master of his senses and wonderfully sagacious. You have now to build your life on this great ideal of personal service. Through that, all the other ideals will gradually manifest in life. Obedience to the guru without questioning, and strict observance of Brahmacharya - this is the secret of success. As on the one hand Hanuman represents the ideal of service, so on the other he represents leonine courage, striking the whole world with awe.

=∞Ǩg~°∞_Õ (ǨÏ#∞=∂<£) g∞‰õΩ WѨC_»∞ P^Œ~°≈ѨÙ~°∞+¨μ_»∞ HÍ"åe. J`«_»∞ l`ÕO„kÜ«Ú_»∞, ã¨∂HõΔ‡ ^Œ$+≤ì HõÅ"å_»∞. J`«x ¿ã"å`«`«Ê~°`«<Õ P^Œ~°≈O HÍqOK«∞H˘x g∞iѨC_»∞ g∞ rq`åxfl xi‡OK«∞HÀ"åe. ^•x =Å# q∞ye# P^Œ~å≈Åhfl rq`«OÖ’ „Hõ=∞OQÍ Jaè=ºHõÎ=∞=Ù`å~Ú. 'Hõ~îÀ~° „|ǨχK«~°º áêÅ#—, ' QÆ∞~°∞=Ù‰õΩ q^èÕÜ«∞OQÍ LO_»@O—... W^Õ q[Ü«∞ ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O. ǨÏ#∞=∞O`«∞_»∞ XHõ"≥·Ñ¨Ù ¿ã"åÉèÏ"åxH˜ P^Œ~°≈=¸iÎ, =∞~À "≥·Ñ¨Ù Ö’HÍxfl ǨǨHÍ~åÖˇuÎOKÕ ã≤OǨÏã¨^Œ$â◊ |ÖÏxfi`«∞_»∞. =¸_è»qâßfi™êÅ#∞ `«ºlOK«O_ç


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Keep aside for the present the Vrindavan aspect of Shri Krishna, and spread far and wide the worship of Shri Krishna roaring the Gita out, with the voice of a lion... We now mostly need the ideal of a hero with the tremendous spirit of Rajas thrilling through his veins from head to foot... the hero whose armour is renunciation, whose sword is wisdom. We want now the spirit of brave warrior in the battlefield of life, and not of the wooing lover who looks upon life as a pleasure-garden!

„Ѩã¨∞Î`åxH˜ |$O^•=# Hõ$+¨μ‚}˜‚ P=ÅÃÑ\˜ì, w`åã≤OÇ¨Ï QÆ~°˚# KÕã¨∞Î#fl NHõ$+¨μ‚_ç P~å^èŒ##∞ Jxfl "≥·Ñ¨ÙÖÏ "åºÑ≤OѨ KÕ~Ú. =∞#H˜Ñ¨C_»∞ HÍ=Åã≤Ok g~å~å^èŒ#† Páê^Œ=∞ã¨ÎHõ=Ú, ~°[ã¨∞û`À ‰õÄ_ç# ~°HõÎ <åàÏÅ`À ã¨ÊOkã¨∞Î#fl g~°∞x P~å^èŒ#. `åºQÍxfl Hõ=K«OQÍ ^èŒiOz, *Ï˝#Y_®æxfl ^•eÛ# g~°∞x P~å^èŒ#† rq`« ã¨O„QÍ=∞OÖ’ =∞#‰õΩ WѨC_»∞ HÍ=Åã≤#k ^è≥·~°º™êǨϙêÅ`À áÈ~å_»QÆÅ g~°∞x â◊H˜ÎQÍx, rq`åxfl #O^Œ<À^•º#OQÍ ÉèÏqOz „¿Ñ=∞HõÖÏáêÅ∞ ™êyOKÕ „¿Ñq∞‰õΩ_»∞ HÍ^Œ∞!

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This is the only prayer we should have... to tell ourselves, and to tell everybody else that we are divine. And as we go on repeating this, “I am divine, I am divine,” strength comes. He who falters at first will get stronger and stronger, and the voice will increase in volume until the truth takes possession of our hearts, and courses through our veins, and permeates our bodies.

=∞#O ^≥·=ã¨fi~°∂ѨÙÅ=∞x =∞#‰õΩ =∞#O K≥ѨCHÀ=_»=¸, W`«~°∞ʼnõΩ `≥eÜ«∞*ˇÑ¨Ê_»"Õ∞ =∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤# UÔH·Hõ „áê~°÷#. '<Õ#∞ ^≥·"åxfl— Jx =∞m§ =∞m§ LK«Ûiã¨∂ÎO>Ë â◊H˜Î =ã¨∞ÎOk. =ÚO^Œ∞ `«_»|_ç# =ºH˜Î ‰õÄ_® `«~°∞"å`« â◊H˜Îx ѨÙOA‰õΩO\Ï_»∞. ã¨`«ºO (P`«‡ K≥·`«#ºO) =∞# ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞OÖ’xH˜ „Ѩ"ÕtOz (*ÏQÆ$`«"≥∞ÿ) ~°HõÎ<åàÏÅ ^•fi~å â◊s~°=∞O`«\Ï "åºÑ≤OKÕ =~°‰õÄ =∞# QÆà◊O ÃÑ~°∞QÆ∞`«∂ áÈ`«∂ LO@∞Ok. =¸_è»qâßfi™êÅ#∞ `«ºlOK«O_ç


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In Shastras real self-surrender and reliance on God has been indicated as the culmination of human achievement. But... nowadays the way people speak of Daiva or reliance on Divine dispensation is a sign of death, the outcome of great cowardliness...

x["≥∞ÿ# P`«‡ã¨=∞~°Ê}, ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞xÃÑ· P^è•~°Ñ¨_»@O J<Õq ѨÙ~°∞ëê~å÷xH˜ `«∞k"≥∞@∞ì Jx âߢ™êÎÅÖ’ ã¨∂zOK« |_çOk. HÍx 'ÉèíQÆ=kK«Ûù—, ÖËHõ '^≥·"ÕK«Ûù— Jx D ~ÀAÅÖ’ [#∞Å∞ K≥¿ÑÊ Ñ¨^Œúu =∞$`«∞º zǨÏfl"≥∞ÿ LOk. Wk =\˜ì Ñ≤iH˜`«#O† ™È=∞i`«#O Ü≥ÚHõ¯ Ѷ¨e`«O. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Can anyone, my friend, have faith or resignation in the Lord, unless he is a hero? Never can hatred and malice vanish from one's heart unless one becomes a hero, and unless one is free from these, how can one become truly civilised? ... Where in this country is that sturdy manliness, that spirit of heroism?

„Ñ≤Ü«∞ q∞„`«=∂! nè~°∞_»=fix^Õ Z=iÔH·<å ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞x Ü«∞O^Œ∞ „â◊^ŒúQÍx, ã¨=∞~°Ê} QÍx U~°Ê_»∞`«∞O^•? nè~°∞_»=~Ú`Õ QÍx ^Õfi+¨O, Jã¨∂Ü«∞ ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞O #∞O_ç `˘ÅyáÈ=Ù. D ^ÀëêÅ #∞O_ç q=Ú‰õΩÎ_»∞ H͉õΩO_® x["≥∞ÿ# <åQÆ~°Hõ`« HõÅ"å_»∞ Z\Ï¡ J=Ù`å_»∞? D ^Õâ◊OÖ’ J@∞=O\˜ ã≤÷~°"≥∞ÿ# ѨÙ~°∞+¨`«fiO, nè~°`«fiO ZHõ¯_» L<åfl~Ú? =¸_è»qâßfi™êÅ#∞ `«ºlOK«O_ç


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more opposition there is, the better. Does a river acquire velocity unless there is resistance? The newer and better a thing is, the more oppositon it will meet with at the outset. It is opposition which foretells success. Where there is no opposition there is no success either.

„ѨuѶ¨∞@#, =ºuˆ~Hõ`« ZO`« LO>Ë JO`« =∞Ozk. „ѨuѶ¨∞@# ÖËx^Õ #kH˜ "ÕQÆO =ã¨∞ÎO^•? XHõ q+¨Ü«∞O ZO`« „H˘`«Î^≥·`Õ, ZO`« =∞Oz^≥·`Õ „áê~°OÉèí ^Œâ◊Ö’ Jk JO`« =ºuˆ~Hõ`«#∞ Z^Œ∞~À¯=Åã≤ =ã¨∞ÎOk. =ºuˆ~Hõ`Õ q[Ü«∞ ã¨∂K«HõO. „Ѩu‰õÄÅ`« ZHõ¯_≥·`Õ LO_»^À JHõ¯_» q[Ü«∞O ‰õÄ_® LO_»^Œ∞.

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But it is a tremendous truth that if there be real worth in you, the more are circumstances against you, the more will that inner power manifest itself.

Hõ~îÀ~° ã¨`«º"Õ∞=∞O>Ë hÖ’ Ü«∞^•~°÷"≥∞ÿ# â◊H˜Î L#fl@¡~Ú`Õ Ñ¨iã≤÷`«∞Å∞ h‰õΩ ZO`« „Ѩu‰õÄÅOQÍ LO>Ë, hÖ’ L#fl JO`«~æ°`« â◊H˜Î JO`« Z‰õΩ¯=QÍ =ºHõÎ=∞ø`«∞Ok.

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It is my firm conviction that no great work is accomplished in this world by low cunning; so without paying any heed to these vile slanders, I used to work steadily at my mission. The upshot I used to find was that often my slanderers, feeling repentant afterwards, would surrender to me and offer apologies, by themselves contradicting the slanders in the papers.

D Ö’HõOÖ’ U =∞ǨÏ`å¯~°º"≥∞ÿ<å =OK«#=Å¡ ™ê^茺OHÍ^Œx <å ^Œ$_è»qâßfiã¨=Ú. JO^Œ∞=Å¡ D JѨxO^Œefl ÅHõΔºÃÑ@ì‰õΩO_®, <å L^Œº=∂xfl x~°ƒùÜ«∞OQÍ ™êyOKÕ "å}˜‚. nx Ѷ¨e`«OQÍ, ™ê^è•~°}OQÍ <åÃÑ· xO^•~ÀѨ}KÕã≤# "åà◊√§ `«~åfi`« ѨâßÛ`åÎѨѨ_ç, <å‰õΩ ^•™ÈǨÏ=∞x HõΔ=∂Ѩ} K≥ѨCH˘<Õ"å~°∞. "åˆ~ "å~åΠѨ„uHõÅÖ’ `å=Ú KÕã≤# xO^•~ÀѨ}Å#∞ YO_çOKÕ "å~°∞. 㨢`«ÊÜ«∞`«flO


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People will call us both good and bad. But we shall have to work like lions keeping the ideal before us.

„Ѩ[Å∞ =∞#efl =∞Oz"å~°O\Ï~°∞, K≥_»¤"å~°O\Ï~°∞. HÍx P^Œ~å≈xfl =ÚO^Œ∞OK«∞H˘x ã≤OǨÅÖÏQÍ =∞#O ѨxK≥Ü«∂ºe.

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The greater a man has become, the fiercer the ordeal he has had to pass through.

=∂#=Ù_»∞ ZO`« Q˘Ñ¨Ê"å_≥·`Õ, JO`« Hõiî#"≥∞ÿ# ѨsHõΔÅ#∞ ^•@=Åã≤ LO@∞Ok.

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This world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

D „ѨѨOK«O XHõ Q˘Ñ¨Ê "åºÜ«∂=∞âßÅ. WHõ¯_çH˜ =∞#O ~å=_»O =∞#efl =∞#O |Å=O`«∞Å∞QÍ KÕã¨∞HÀ=_®xˆH.

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One must work as the dictate comes from within, and then if it is right and good, the society is bound to veer round, perhaps centuries after one is dead and gone.

JO`«~åfi}˜ „Ѩɒ^èŒ=Ú#∞ J#∞ã¨iOz =ºH˜Î Ѩx KÕÜ«∂e. Jk Ü≥∂Qƺ"≥∞ÿ#k, <åºÜ«∞"≥∞ÿ#k J~Ú`Õ ã¨=∂[=Ú `«# P"≥∂^•xfl `≥Å∞Ѩ=Åã≤O^Õ. HÍHõáÈ`Õ Jk P =ºH˜Î =∞~°}˜Oz# H˘xfl â◊`åÉÏÌÅ `«~åfi`« HÍ=K«∞Û.

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Good motives, sincerity, and infinite love can conquer the world. One single soul possessed of these virtues can destroy the dark designs of millions of hypocrites and brutes.

ã¨`«ûOHõÅÊO, xëê¯Ñ¨@ºO =∞iÜ«Ú JYO_»„¿Ñ=∞ J<Õq „ѨѨOKåxfl [~ÚOK«QÆÅ=Ù. D ã¨∞QÆ∞}ÏÅ∞ L#fl XHõ¯ =ºH˜Î ÅHõΔÅH˘kÌ HõѨ@∞Å, Ѩâ◊√ã¨=∂#∞Å ‰õΩ`«O„`åÅ#∞ #tOѨKÕÜ«∞QÆÅ_»∞.

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The fact is, my boy, this whole world is full of mean ways of worldliness. But men of real moral courage and discrimination are never deceived by these. Let the world say what it chooses, I shall tread the path of duty - know this to be the line of action for a hero. Otherwise, if one has to attend day and night to what this man says or that man writes, no great work is achieved in this world.

<åÜ«∞<å! L#flq+¨Ü«∞"Õ∞=∞O>Ë, D Ö’Hõ=∞O`å hK«"≥∞ÿ# „áêѨOzHõ`«`À xO_çáÈ~ÚOk. HÍx <≥·uHõ|ÅO, q"ÕHõO HõÅ"åà◊√§ g\˜=Å¡ ZѨC_»∂ "≥∂ã¨áÈ~°∞. 'Ö’HõO `«# W+¨ìO=zÛ#@∞¡ =∂\Ï¡_»h. <Õ#∞ ^èŒ~°‡=∂~åæ<Õfl J#∞ã¨i™êÎ#∞—... Wk nè~°∞x q^è•#O Jx `≥Å∞ã¨∞HÀ. ÖËHõáÈ`Õ ~å„uO|=à◊√§ D =ºH˜Î U=∞<åfl_»∞, P =ºH˜Î Uq∞ „"å™ê_»∞ Jx PÖ’z¿ãÎ D Ö’HõOÖ’ U =∞ǨÏ`å¯~°º=¸ ™ê^茺O HÍ^Œ∞. 㨢`«ÊÜ«∞`«flO


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We are the sons of Light and children of God. Glory unto the Lord, we will succeed. Do not care for the heartless intellectual writers, and their cold-blooded newspaper articles. Faith.... fiery faith...! Glory unto the Lord - march on, the Lord is our General. Do not look back.... forwardonward ! Thus and thus we shall go on brethren.

=∞#=Ú Ñ¨~°O*’ºu Ѩل`«∞ÅO. ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞x a_»¤ÅO. ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞#‰õΩ [Ü«∞=∞QÆ∞ QÍHõ! =∞#O [~ÚOz f~°∞`åO. ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞O ÖËx, "Õ∞^è•=O`«∞Å#∞, U „Ѩuã¨ÊO^Œ# HõeyOK«x "åi Ѩ„uHÍ "庙êÅ#∞QÍx ÖˇHõ¯KÕÜ«∞HõO_ç. qâßfiã¨=Ú...L[˚fiÅ qâßfiã¨=Ú... ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞_çH˜ [Ü«∞=∞QÆ∞ QÍHõ! =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ ™êQÆO_ç, P ^Õ=^Õ=Ù_Õ =∞# ¿ã<å <åÜ«∞‰õΩ_»∞. "≥#∞k~°∞QÆHõO_ç... =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ, =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ #_»=O_ç! ™È^Œ~°∞ÖÏ~å! D q^èŒ=ÚQÍ =∞#O =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ #_»Hõ ™êyOKåe. nè~Ü ° Ú« =`«‰Ωõ


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Go on bravely. Do not expect success in a day or a year. Always hold on to the highest. Be steady. Avoid jealousy and selfishness.

^è≥·~°ºâße"≥· =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ #_»∞. XHõ¯ ~ÀAÖ’<À, XHõ¯ ã¨O=`«û~°OÖ’<À q[Ü«∂xfl JtOK«‰õΩ. ZšѨC_»∞ L`«Î"≥∂`«Î=∞"≥∞ÿ# P^Œ~°≈=Ú#∞ Hõey LO_»∞. ã≤÷~°`«fiO Hõey LO_»∞. Jã¨∂Ü«∞, ™êfi~å÷Å#∞ q_çzÃÑ@∞ì.

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Each work has to pass through these stages ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance.

„Ѩu Ѩx D =¸_»∞ ^Œâ◊Å#∞ ^•\Ïe J=¿ÇÏà◊#, =ºuˆ~Hõ`«, `«~°∞"å`« P"≥∂^ŒO.

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But, mind you, this is the life’s experience; if you really want the good of others, the whole universe may stand against you and cannot hurt you. It must crumble before your power of the Lord Himself in you if you are sincere and really unselfish.

[˝Ñ≤ÎÖ’ LOK«∞HÀO_ç, Wk rq`å#∞Éèí==Ú. h=Ù x[OQÍ W`«~°∞Å „âıÜ«∂xfl HÀi`Õ, „ѨѨOK« =∞O`å =ºuˆ~Hõ"≥∞ÿ „Ѩܫ∞uflOz<å, Jk h‰õΩ U JѨHÍ~°O KÕÜ«∞ÖË^Œ∞. h=Ù x[OQÍ x™êfi~°÷ Ѩ~°∞_»"≥· x+¨¯Ñ¨\˜"≥· LO>Ë hÖ’ nÑ≤Îã¨∞Î#fl Dâ◊fi~°∞x ã¨fiH©Ü«∞â◊H˜ÎKÕ Jk `«∞<å`«∞#HõÖˇ· áÈ`«∞Ok.

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Each man who thinks ahead of his time is sure to be misunderstood. So opposition and persecution are welcome, only you have to be steady and pure and must have immense faith in God....

`«# HÍÅO Hõ<åfl =ÚO^Œ∞QÍ PÖ’zOKÕ "åi Pâ◊Ü«∂Å#∞ „Ѩ[Å∞ `«Ñ¨ÊHõ Jáê~°÷O KÕã¨∞‰õΩO\Ï~°∞. HÍ|\˜ì „ѨuѶ¨∞@#, "ÕkèOѨÙÅ∞ Jx"å~åºÅ∞. h=Ù ^è≥·~°ºOQÍ, Ѩq„`«OQÍ, JK«OK«Å"≥∞ÿ# ÉèíQÆ=kfiâßfiã¨=Ú Hõey#"åxQÍ#∞ LO_®e.

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I want each one of my children to be a hundred times greater than I could ever be. Everyone of you must be a giant - must, that is my word. Obedience, readiness, and love for the cause - if you have these three, nothing can hold you back.

g∞Ö’ „Ѩu"å~°∞, <åHõO>Ë #∂~°∞Ô~@∞¡ Q˘Ñ¨Ê"å~°∞ HÍ"åe. g∞Ö’ „ѨuXHõ¯~°∂ XHõ g~åkè g~°∞_»∞ HÍ"åe. q^èÕÜ«∞`«, ã¨Oã≤^Œú`«, Ѩxg∞^Œ „â◊^•úÉèí‰õΩÎÅ∞ - D =¸_»∂ g∞Ö’ LO>Ë, q∞=∞‡efl U â◊H©Î J_»∞¤HÀÖË^Œ∞.

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This I have seen in life - he who is overcautious about himself falls into dangers at every step; he who is afraid of losing honour and respect gets only disgrace; he who is always afraid of loss always loses.

<å‰õΩ rq`«OÖ’ J#∞Éèí="≥∞ÿ# q+¨Ü«∞q∞k Z=Ô~·`Õ `«# QÆ∞iOz Ju *Ï„QÆ`«Î =Ç≤Ï™êÎ~À "å~°∞ J_»∞QÆ_»∞QÆ∞<å JáêÜ«∂ʼnõΩ Ö’#=Ù`å~°∞. Q“~°=O, Jaè=∂#O áÈ`åÜ«∞x ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_»∞`«∂ LO_Õ"åiH˜ J==∂#"Õ∞ „áêÑ≤Îã¨∞ÎOk. ã¨^• U^À áÈ`«∞O^Œx ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_Õ"å~°∞ ZѨC_»∂ #+¨ìáÈ`å~°∞. ^è≥·~°ºOQÍ LO_»∞


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None will be able to resist truth and love and sincerity. Are you sincere? Unselfish even unto death, and loving? Then fear not, not even death.

ã¨`åºxfl, „¿Ñ=∞#∂, xëê¯Ñ¨\Ϻxfl Z=fi~°∂ J_»∞¤HÀÖË~°∞. g∞Ö’ xëê¯Ñ¨@ºO LO^•? =∞$`«∞º=Ù#∞ ã‘fiHõiOK«=Åã≤ =zÛ<å x™êfi~°÷OQÍ LO_»QÆÅ~å? g∞Ö’ „¿Ñ=∞ LO^•? J~Ú`Õ g∞~°∞ ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_»HõO_ç, =∞$`«∞º=Ù‰õΩ ‰õÄ_® ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_»HõO_ç.

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Never lose heart. In eating, dressing or lying, in singing or playing, in enjoyment or disease, always manifest the highest moral courage. Then only will you attain the grace of Mahashakti, the Divine Mother.

Z#fl_»∂ J^è≥·~°ºÑ¨_»=^Œ∞Ì! PǨ~° =º=Ǩ~åÅÖ’ QÍx, ^Œ∞ã¨∞ÎÅ q+¨Ü«∞OÖ’ QÍx, x„kOK«_»OÖ’ QÍx, P@áê@ÅÖ’ QÍx, ~ÀQÆ Éè’QÍÅÖ’ QÍx... ZšѨC_»∂ L`«Î=∞"≥∞ÿ# <≥·uHõ|ÖÏxfl „Ѩ^Œi≈OK«O_ç. JѨC_Õ =∞Ǩâ◊H˜Î (k=º[#x) J#∞„QÆǨÏO Åaèã¨∞ÎOk.

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Not one step back, that is the idea... Fight it out, whatever comes, let the stars move from the sphere! Let the whole world stand against us!.... What of it? Thus fight ! you gain nothing by becoming cowards... Taking a step backward, you do not avoid any misfortune.

XHõ¯ J_»∞QÆ∞ "≥#‰õΩ¯ "ÕÜ«∞=^Œ∞Ì, Jn ÉèÏ=# (K≥ѨÊ^ŒÅK«∞‰õΩ#flk)... ZÖÏO\˜ Ѩiã≤÷u Z^Œ∞Ô~·<å áÈ~å_»O_ç. #HõΔ„`åÅ∞ ™ê÷#„ÉèíOâ◊O K≥O^Œ∞QÍHõ! „ѨѨOK«O "≥Ú`«ÎO =∞#‰õΩ Z^Œ∞~°∞ xÅ∞K«∞#∞ QÍHõ!... J~Ú`Õ <ÕO? áÈ~å_»O_ç! Ñ≤iH˜"åà‹§Â· g∞~°∞ ™êkèOKÕ^Õg∞ LO_»^Œ∞. J_»∞QÆ∞ "≥#H˜¯"Õã≤ g∞~°∞ U qѨ`«¯~° Ѩiã≤÷u #∞Op `«Ñ≤ÊOK«∞HÀÖË~°∞.

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My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem like lions.

WѨÊ\˜ `«~°O "åiÃÑ·, P^èŒ∞xHõ Ü«Ú=`« ÃÑ·<Õ <å‰õΩ qâßfiã¨O. "åi #∞O_Õ <å HÍ~°ºx~åfiǨωõΩÅ∞ ~åQÆÅ~°∞. ã≤OǨÅ =Öˇ "å~°∞ ã¨=∞㨺 #O`«\˜x Ѩi+¨¯i™êÎ~°∞.

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We want some disciples - fiery young men - do you see? - intelligent and brave, who dare to go to the jaws of death, and are ready to swim the ocean across. Do you follow me? We want hundreds like that, both men and women.

Ü«Ú=‰õΩÖˇ·, L`åûǨÏ=O`«∞Öˇ· |∞kú=∞O`«∞Öˇ·, nè~°∞Öˇ· =∞$`«∞º=Ù#∞ Ãã·`«O ѨiǨÏã≤OK«QÆey, ã¨=Ú„„^•<≥·fl<å Z^Œ∞s^Œ_®xH˜ ã¨Oã≤^Œ∞÷Öˇ·# H˘kÌ=∞Ok t+¨μºÅ∞ =∞#‰õΩ HÍ"åe. `≥eã≤O^•? J@∞=O\˜ ¢ã‘ΠѨÙ~°∞+¨μÅ∞ =∞#‰õΩ =O^ŒÅ H˘nÌ J=ã¨~°O.

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To cowards what advice shall I offer? -nothing whatsoever have I to say... To me, cringing, fawning, whining, degrading inertia and hell are one and the same.

Ñ≤iH˜Ñ¨O^ŒÅ‰õΩ <Õ<ÕO ã¨ÅǨ W"åfie? "åà◊§‰õΩ <Õ#∞ K≥¿ÑÊk Ug∞ ÖË^Œ∞.... <å L^ÕÌâ◊OÖ’ ÉèíÜ«∞O`À =Ú_»∞K«∞‰õΩáÈ~Ú, ÉÏx㨠=∞#ã¨∞`À, Q˘}∞QÆ∞`«∂, „Ѩfn Hõ+¨ìOQÍ ÉèÏqã¨∂Î, Ѩ`«#"≥Ú#ˆ~Û JÅã¨`«fiO... #~°HõO... D Ô~O_»∂ XHõ¯>Ë!

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Hold on, boys, no cowards among my children... Are great things ever done smoothly?... I want iron wills and hearts that do not know how to quake... The Lord bless you.

xÅ=O_ç F ÉÏÅ H˜â’~åÖÏ¡~å! <å a_»¤Ö’¡ Ñ≤iH˜"åà◊√§O_»_®xH˜ gÖË¡^Œ∞... Q˘Ñ¨Ê HÍ~åºÖˇÑ¨C_≥·<å `ÕeHõQÍ ™êkèOK«|_®¤Ü«∂? <å‰õΩ L‰õΩ¯ ã¨OHõÅÊO Hõey, „ѨHõOÑ≤OK«x (U Ѩiã≤÷uÖ’#∂) ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∂Å∞ HÍ"åe... ÉèíQÆ=O`«∞_»∞ q∞=∞‡efl Pj~°fikOK«∞ QÍHõ!

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If you are really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing. You will be like, lions.... My prayers and benedictions follow every step you take.... Everything will come to you if you have faith.

g∞~°∞ x[OQÍ <å a_»¤Öˇ·`Õ g∞~°∞ ^ÕxH© ÉèíÜ«∞Ѩ_»~°∞. ZHõ¯_® PyáÈ~°∞. g∞~°∞ ã≤OǨÖÏ¡QÍ LO\Ï~°∞. g∞~°∞ "տ㠄Ѩu J_»∞QÆ∞‰õÄ <å „áê~°÷#Å∞, Pj~åfi^•Å∞ g∞ "≥#flO\˜ LO\Ï~Ú... g∞‰õΩ qâßfiã¨O LO>Ë ã¨~°fi=¸ ã¨=∞‰õÄ~°`å~Ú.

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This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

D rq`«O HõΔ}˜HõO. „áêѨOzHõ Éè’QÍÅ∞ Jâßâ◊fi`åÅ∞. W`«~°∞Å H˘~°‰õΩ rqOKÕ"åˆ~ Ü«∞^ä•~°÷OQÍ rqã¨∞Î#fl "å~°∞. `«H˜¯#"å~°∞ r=#∞‡$`«∞Å∞.

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In the world take always the position of the giver; help, give service, give any little thing you can, but keep out barter.

Ö’HõOÖ’ ã¨^• ^•`«"≥· =iÎÅ∞¡. ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O-¿ã= KÕ~Ú, h=Ù W=fiQÆey# U JÅÊ=ã¨∞Î=Ù<≥·<å W=Ùfi. =ã¨∞Î =∂iÊ_ç Ѩ^ŒúuH˜ (WzÛ Ñ¨ÙK«∞ÛHÀ=_®xH˜) ^Œ∂~°OQÍ LO_»∞.

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My boy, when death is inevitable, is it not better to die like heroes than as stocks and stones? And what is the use of living a day or two more in this transitory world? It is better to wear out than to rust out - specially for the sake of doing the least good to others.

<åÜ«∞<å! =∞$`«∞º=Ù Jx"å~°º"≥∞ÿ#ѨÙ_»∞, ~åà◊√§ ~°Ñ¨ÊÖÏ¡QÍ LO_»@OHõO>Ë nè~°∞ÖÏ¡QÍ =∞~°}˜OK«@O „âıÜ«∞㨯~°O HÍ^•? D Jâßâ◊fi`«"≥∞ÿ# „ѨѨOK«OÖ’ WOHÍ XHõ\˜ Ô~O_»∞ ~ÀAÅ∞ Z‰õΩ¯= „|uH˜ „ѨÜ≥∂[# "Õ∞=ÚOk? `«∞ѨC Ѩ>Ëì HõO>Ë, D+¨}χ„`«"≥∞ÿ<å Ѩ~°∞ʼnõΩ "Õ∞Å∞ KÕÜ«∞@OÖ’ JiyáÈ=@O =∞Ozk.

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Then only will India awake, when hundreds of large hearted men and women, giving up all desires of enjoying the luxuries of life, will long and exert themselves to their utmost for the well being of the millions of their countrymen who are gradually sinking lower and lower in the vortex of destitution and ignorance.

HÀiHõ ÅxflO\˜x q_»<å_ç, ã¨∞Y Éè’QÍÅ#∞ `«ºlOz# qâߊǨÏ$^ŒÜ«ÚÖˇ·# ã‘ΠѨÙ~°∞+¨μÅ∞ =O^ŒÅ H˘nÌ =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ =zÛ ¿Ñ^ŒiHõO, J*Ï˝#O J<Õ ã¨∞_çQÆ∞O_»OÖ’ Ѩ_ç <å<å\˜H©˜ Hõ$Oy, Hõ$tOz, J}QÍiáÈ`«∞#fl ÅHõΔÖÏk ã¨fi^ÕjÜ«ÚÅ ã¨OˆHΔ=∞ xq∞`«ÎO, JѨiq∞`«"≥∞ÿ# PHÍOHõΔ`À, `«=∞ ã¨~°fiâ◊H˜Îx ^è•~°áÈã≤, Hõ+≤ìOz Ѩx KÕ¿ãÎ<Õ ÉèÏ~°`« *Ïu *ÏQÆ$`«O HÍQÆÅ^Œ∞.

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My hope of the future lies in the youths of character--intelligent, renouncing all for the service of others, and obedient--who can sacrifice their lives in working out my ideas and thereby do good to themselves and the country at large. Otherwise, boys of the common run are coming in groups and will come. Dullness is written on their faces--their hearts devoid of energy, their bodies feeble and unfit for work, and minds devoid of courage. What work will be done by these?

Éèíq+¨º`«∞ÎÃÑ· <å‰õΩ#fl Pâ◊ JO`å jÅ=O`«∞Öˇ·# Ü«Ú=‰õΩÅ g∞^Œ<Õ LOk. "å~°∞ |∞kú‰õΩâ◊Å∞~°∞, `«=∞ ã¨~°fi™êfixfl W`«~°∞Å ¿ã=ÔH· `åºQÆO KÕ¿ã"åà◊√§ J~Ú LO_®e. <å L^ÕÌâßÅ#∞ HÍ~°º~°∂ѨOÖ’xH˜ `Õ=\ÏxH˜ `«=∞ rq`åÅ#∞ `åºQÆO KÕã≤, ^•x=Å¡ `«=∞‰õÄ, ^ÕâßxH© ™œÉèÏQƺO ‰õĈ~Û Ü«Ú=‰õΩÅ∞ HÍ"åe. ™ê^è•~°}"≥∞ÿ# Ü«Ú=‰õΩÅ∞ QÆ∞OѨÙÅ∞QÍ =ã¨∞Î<åfl~°∞, WHõ=ÚO^Œ∞ ‰õÄ_® =™êÎ~°∞. =∞O^ŒH˘_ç`«#O "åà◊§ =ÚMÏÅÃÑ· „"åã≤ LOk. "åi QÆ∞O_≥Ö’¡ L`åûǨÏO ÖË^Œ∞. ^Œ∞~°ƒÅ"≥∞ÿ# "åà◊§ â◊s~åÅ∞ ѨxH˜ x~°∞ѨÜ≥∂QÍÅ∞, "åi =∞#ã¨∞ûÖ’ ^è≥·~°ºO â◊¥#ºO. W@∞=O\˜ "åi =Å¡ UO Ѩx [~°∞QÆ∞`«∞Ok?

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I want some strongly built, energetic serviceable boys of character.

^Œ$_è»QÍ„`«∞Å∞, â◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞Å∞, ™œjźO Hõey ¿ã"åx~°u QÆÅ ‰õΩ„~°"åà◊√§ H˘kÌ=∞Ok <å‰õΩ HÍ"åe.

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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.

D „ѨѨOK«=∞<Õ #~°HõOÖ’ U XHõ¯ ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞OÖ’ U HÍã¨Î~Ú<å âßOu ™œMϺÅ∞ HõeyOK«QÆey`Õ J^Õ 'ã¨`«¯~°‡— JxÑ≤OK«∞‰õΩO@∞Ok. rq`«=∞O`å Ü«∂`«#Å∞ Ѩ_®¤HÍ <Õh ~°Ç¨Ï™êºxfl `≥Å∞ã¨∞‰õΩ<åfl#∞† `«H˜¯#^ŒO`å ˆH=ÅO |∂@HõO.

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Our mistakes have a place here. Go on! do not look back if you think you have done something that is not right. Now, do you believe you could be what you are today, had you not made those mistakes before? Bless your mistakes, then. They have been angels unawares....Hold on to the ideal. March on? Do not look back upon little mistakes and things. In this battlefield of ours, the dust of mistakes must be raised. Those who are so thin-skinned that they cannot bear the dust, let them get out of the ranks.

=∞# `«Ñ¨CʼnõΩ ‰õÄ_® WHõ¯_» KÀ@∞ LOk. =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ ™êyáÈO_ç! XHõ"Õà◊ U^≥·<å `«Ñ¨C KÕâß=∞x g∞~°∞ ÉèÏqOz<å "≥#‰õΩ¯ K«∂_»HõO_ç. g∞~°∞ P `«Ñ¨CÅ∞ KÕÜ«∞x ѨHõΔOÖ’ WѨC_»∞ D q^èŒOQÍ LO_Õ"å~å? HÍ|\˜ì g∞ `«Ñ¨CÅ#∞ nqOK«O_ç, Jq J^Œ$â◊º ^Õ=`«Å∞. ÅHΔͺxfl JO\˜ÃÑ@∞ìH˘x =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ ™êyáÈ! "≥#∞Hõ‰õΩ uiy JÅÊ q+¨Ü«∂Å#∞, z#fl `«Ñ¨CÅ#∞ K«∂ã≤ „‰õΩOyáÈ=^Œ∞Ì. D r=# áÈ~å@OÖ’ `«Ñ¨CÅ<Õ ^Œ∞=Ú‡ ˆ~QÆ=Åã≤O^Õ! D ^èŒ∂oH˜ `åà◊ÖËx ã¨∞‰õΩ=∂~°∞Å#∞ áÈ~å\ÏÅ #∞O_ç "≥·^˘ÅQÆx=fiO_ç.

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I have committed many mistakes in my life; but mark you, I am sure of this that without everyone of those mistakes I should not be what I am today, and so am quite satisfied to have made them. I do not mean that you are to wilfully commit mistakes; do not misunderstand me in that way. But do not mope because of the mistakes you have committed....

<Õ#∞ rq`«OÖ’ J<ÕHõ `«Ñ¨CÅ#∞ KÕâß#∞. HÍx P `«Ñ¨CÅÖ’ Uk ÖˉõΩ<åfl, <Õ#∞ D ã≤÷uH˜ =zÛ=ÙO_»HõáÈÜÕ∞"å}˜‚ J#_»O xã¨ûOâ◊Ü«∞O. HÍ|\˜ì "å\˜H˜ <Õ#∞ Hõ$`«A˝}˜‚. JÖÏQÆx q∞=∞‡efl |∞kúѨÓ~°fiHõOQÍ `«Ñ¨CÅ#∞ KÕÜ«∞=∞x K≥ѨÊ_»OÖË^Œ∞. HÍx `«Ñ¨CÅ#∞ KÕ¿ãÎ qÅÑ≤OK«‰õΩ.


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What is done is

done... Do not repent, do not brood over past deeds.... You cannot undo, the effect must come, face it, but be careful never to do the same thing again.

[~°∞QÆ=Åã≤Ok U^À [iyáÈ~Úk, zOuOK«‰õΩ. [iyáÈ~Ú# HÍ~åºÅ#∞ QÆ∂iÛ Ñ¨^Õ Ñ¨^Õ `«ÅáÈÜ«∞‰õΩ. "å\˜x h=Ù ~°^Œ∞Ì KÕÜ«∞ÖË=Ù, Hõ~°‡Ñ¶¨ÅO HõeˆQ f~°∞`«∞Ok. ^•xx Z^Œ∞~À¯ ! HÍx KÕã≤# `«Ñ¨C<Õ =∞~°Å KÕÜ«∞‰õΩO_® *Ï„QÆ`«Î =Ç≤ÏOK«∞.

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In all our actions, errors and mistakes are our only teachers. Who commits mistakes, the path of truth is attainable by him only. Trees never make mistakes, nor do stones fall into error; animals are hardly seen to transgress the fixed laws of nature; but man is prone to err. And it is man who becomes god-on-earth.

=∞#O KÕ¿ã Ѩ#∞ÅÖ’x `«Ñ¨CÅ∂, á⁄~°áê>Ë¡ =∞#‰õΩ x[OQÍ É’^èŒ#∞ QÆ~°∞ѨÙ`å~Ú. `«Ñ¨CÅ∞ KÕ¿ã"åˆ~ ã¨`«ºÑ¨^äŒOÖ’ q[Ü«∂xfl ™êkè™êÎ~°∞. K≥@∞¡ `«Ñ¨CÅ∞ KÕÜ«∞=Ù. ~åà◊√§ á⁄~°áê@¡Ö’ ‰õÄ~°∞HÀ=Ù. [O`«∞=ÙÅ∞ „ѨHõ$u xÜ«∞=∂Å#∞ JkèQÆq∞OK«_»O ™ê^è•~°}OQÍ K«∂_»O. HÍh =∞x+≤ `«Ñ¨CÅ#∞ KÕ¿ã J=HÍâ◊O LOk. =∞m§ =∞x¿+ Éèí∞qÃÑ· ^≥·=OQÍ =∂~°`å_»∞.


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onward ! Upon ages of struggle character is built. Be not discouraged.

ѨÙ~ÀQÆq∞OK«∞! Ü«ÚQÆÜ«ÚQÍÅ ã¨OѶ¨∞~°¬} Ѷ¨e`«OQÍ<Õ ™œjźO xi‡`«=∞=Ù`ÀOk. J^è≥·~°º Ѩ_»=^Œ∞Ì.

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Never talk about the faults of others, no matter how bad they may be. Nothing is ever gained by that. You never help one by talking about his faults; you do him an injury, and injure yourself as well.

W`«~°∞Å ^ÀëêÅ QÆ∞iOz, "åÔ~O`« ^Œ∞+¨μìÅ~Ú<å 㨈~ Z#fl_»∂ =ÚK«Û\˜OK«‰õΩ. `«^•Ìfi~å U "Õ∞Å∞ HõÅ∞QÆ^Œ∞. XHõi `«Ñ¨CÅ#∞ ZOz J`«xH˜ h=Ù KÕÜ«∞QÆÅ ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O Un ÖË^Œ∞. J@∞=O\˜ Ѩ#∞Å =Å¡ h=Ù J`«xH˜ Ǩx KÕã≤, h‰õΩ h"Õ Ç¨x KÕã¨∞H˘O\Ï=Ù.


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Never mind failures; they are quite natural. They are the beauty of life, these failures. What would life be without them? It would not be worth having if it were not for struggles. Where would be the poetry of life? Never mind the struggles, the mistakes. I never heard a cow tell a lie, but it is only a cow-never a man. So never mind these failures, these little backslidings ! Hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more.

JѨ[Ü«∂Å#∞ ÅHõΔº ÃÑ@ì‰õΩ. Jq "å\˜Å¡_»O ã¨Ç¨Ï[O. D JѨ[Ü«∂Å∞ rq`åxH˜ JÅOHÍ~°„áêÜ«∂Å∞. Wq ÖËx rq`«=¸ XHõ rq`«"Õ∞<å? áÈ~å\ÏxH˜ ã¨Oã≤^ŒúO KÕ¿ãq D JѨ[Ü«∂ÖË Hõ^•! W"Õ rq`« ™œ~°ÉèÏÅ∞! HÍ|\˜ì D á⁄~°áê@¡#∞, D áÈ~å\ÏÅ#∞ ÅH˜ΔOK«=^Œ∞Ì. P=Ù Jã¨`«º=∂_»^Œ∞ x["Õ∞. HÍx Jk ZѨÊ\˜H© P"Õ! =∞x+≤ HÍÖË^Œ∞. HÍ|\˜ì JѨ[Ü«∂ÅKÕ x~°∞`åûǨÏѨ_»HõO_ç. ÅHõΔºã≤kúÔH· "Õ~Ú™ê~°∞¡ áÈ~å_»O_ç. "≥~Úº™ê~°∞¡ F@q∞ "å\˜e¡<å, WOH˘Hõ™êi =∞m§ „Ѩܫ∞uflOK«O_ç.

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Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.

"ÕÅ J=~À^è•Å#∞ JkèQÆq∞Oz#ѨC_Õ ™œjź x~å‡}O ™ê^茺=∞ø`«∞Ok.


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One stumbles more than another, and him who stumbles more we call bad, him who stumbles less we call good... The difference is not one of kind, but of degree.

Ѩܫ∞#OÖ’ (r=# Ѩܫ∞#OÖ’) XHõx `˘„@∞áê@∞ Z‰õΩ¯=QÍ#∞, XHõxk `«‰õΩ¯= QÍ#∞ LO@∞Ok. `«‰õΩ¯= J~Ú`Õ ã¨[˚#∞_»h, Z‰õΩ¯= J~Ú`Õ ^Œ∞~°˚#∞_»h JO\Ï~°∞. HÍx P Ô~O_»∂ XHõ¯>Ë! HõxÑ≤OK«_»OÖ’ QÆÅ Z‰õΩ¯= `«‰õΩ¯=ňH P ¿Ñ~°∞¡.

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Be the servant while leading. Be unselfish. Have infinite patience, and success is yours.

<åÜ«∞Hõ`åfixfl =Ç≤ÏOKÕ@ѨC_»∞ ¿ã=‰õΩ_çQÍ LO_»O_ç. x™êfi~°÷OQÍ LO_»O_ç. J#O`« ã¨Ç¨Ï#O Hõey LO_»O_ç. JѨC_»∞ q[Ü«∞O g∞^Õ.

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The history of the world is that of six men

of faith, six men of deep, pure character. We need to have three things: the heart to feel, the brain to conceive, the hand to work.

qâßfiã¨O, ™œjźO QÆÅ P~°∞QÆ∞~°∞ (H˘kÌ=∞Ok) =º‰õΩÎÅ K«i„`Õ „ѨѨOK« K«i„`«. =∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤#q =¸_»∞ „¿Ñq∞OKÕ Ç¨Ï$^ŒÜ«∞O, ÉèÏqOKÕ =∞#ã¨∞û, Ѩx KÕ¿ã K≥~Úº.

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Make yourself a dynamo... If you are pure, if you are strong, you, one man, are equal to the whole world.

q∞=∞‡efl XHõ â◊H˜Î [#Hõ Ü«∞O„`«OQÍ `«Ü«∂~°∞KÕã¨∞HÀO_ç. g∞~°∞ Ѩq„`«∞Å∞, â◊H˜Î=∞O`«∞Å∞ J~Ú`Õ g∞~˘Hõ¯ˆ~ „ѨѨOK«O "≥Ú`åÎxH˜ ã¨i`«∂QÆQÆÅ~°∞.

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The more we grow in love and virtue and holiness, the more we see love and virtue and holiness outside. All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm (which is in your power to do) and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.

„¿Ñ=∞, =∞Oz`«#O, Ѩq„`«`« =∞#Ö’ ZO`« Jaè=$kú K≥Ok`Õ... |Ü«∞@ „ѨѨOK«OÖ’ JO`« „¿Ñ=∞, =∞Oz`«#O, Ѩq„`«`« =∞#‰õΩ Hõ#|_»`å~Ú. Ѩ~°^Œ∂+¨} x*ÏxH˜ P`«‡^Œ∂+¨}Ë. q∞=∞‡efl g∞~°∞ ã¨ik^Œ∞ÌH˘O>Ë (Wk g∞~°∞ KÕÜ«∞QÆey# ѨxÜÕ∞) „ѨѨOK«O `«#O`«@ `å<Õ g∞ÔH· ã¨iHÍQÆÅ^Œ∞.

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Great enterprise, boundless courage, tremendous energy, and, above all, perfect obedience - these are the only traits that lead to individual and national regeneration.

JYO_»"≥∞ÿ# L`åûǨÏO, JѨiq∞`«"≥∞ÿ# ^è≥·~°ºO, J„ѨuǨÏ`«"≥∞ÿ# â◊H˜Î... JxflO\˜h q∞Oz ѨiѨÓ~°‚ q^èÕÜ«∞`« - D ÅHõΔ}ÏÖË XHõ =ºH˜ÎxQÍx, XHõ ^ÕâßxflQÍx ѨÙ#~°∞r˚qOѨ KÕÜ«∞QÆÅ=Ù.

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Have patience and be faithful to each other. Do not fight among yourselves. Be perfectly pure in money dealings... So long as you have faith and honesty and devotion, everything will prosper.

ã¨Ç¨Ï#jÅ∞Ô~· XHõiH˘Hõ~°∞ qâßfiã¨áê„`«∞Öˇ· LO_»O_ç. g∞Ö’ g∞~°∞ `«QÆ=ÙÖÏ_»∞HÀ=^Œ∞Ì. Pi÷Hõ ÖÏ"å^ÕgÅÖ’ ѨiѨÓ~°‚"≥∞ÿ# áê~°^Œ~°≈Hõ`«#∞ (ã¨fiK«Ûù`«#∞) Hõey LO_»O_ç. g∞‰õΩ qâßfiã¨O, x*Ï~Úf, „â◊^•úÉèí‰õΩÎÅ∞ L#flO`« =~°‰õΩ ã¨~°fiO qHÍ™êxfl á⁄O^Œ∞`«∞Ok.

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From all of you I want this, that you must discard forever self-aggrandisement, faction-mongering, and jealousy. You must be all forbearing, like Mother-Earth. If you can achieve this, the world will be at your feet.

g∞~°O^Œ~°∞ ã¨fiÖÏÉèÏxfl, =~°æH©K«∞ÖÏ@Å#∞, Jã¨∂Ü«∞#∞ q_çzÃÑ@ìO_ç. Éèí∂=∂`«=Öˇ Fi‡ Hõey LO_»O_ç. nxx g∞~°∞ ™êkèOK«QÆey`Õ Ö’Hõ"Õ∞ g∞‰õΩ áê^•„HÍO`«=∞=Ù`«∞Ok.

<åÜ«∞‰õΩ_»∞ - ã¨Oã¨÷


306

Give up criticism altogether. Help all as long as you find they are doing all right, and in cases where they seem to be going wrong, show them their mistakes gently. It is criticising each other that is at the root of all mischief. That is the chief factor in breaking down organisations.

q=∞i≈OK«_»O q_çzÃÑ@ìO_ç. Z^Œ∞\˜"å~°∞ KÕ¿ã Ѩx =∞Oz^≥·`Õ g∞‰õΩ KÕ`«<≥·# ã¨Ç¨Ü«∞O KÕÜ«∞O_ç. "å~°∞ `«Ñ¨C „^À= Ѩ_»∞`«∞<åfl~°xÑ≤¿ãÎ "åi `«Ñ¨CÅ#∞ ã¨∞xfl`«OQÍ `≥eÜ«∞*ËÜ«∞O_ç. XHõi<˘Hõ~°∞ `«Ñ¨C Ѩ@∞ìHÀ=_»"Õ∞ Jxfl J#~å÷ʼnõΩ =¸ÅO. ã¨Oã¨÷Å q<åâ◊<åxH˜ =ÚYºHÍ~°}O ‰õÄ_® W^Õ.

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What is wanted is a power of organisation - do you understand me? Have any of you got that much brain in your head? If you do, let your mind work.

ã¨OѶ¨∞\˜`«OQÍ Ñ¨¨xKÕÜ«∞_»O HÍ"åe - h=Ù ##∞fl J~°÷OKÕã¨∞‰õΩO\Ï"å? g∞ÔH=iÔH·<å |∞„~°Ö’ D áê\˜ "Õ∞^è•â◊H˜Î LO^•? LO>Ë g∞ =∞#ã¨∞û#∞ ѨxKÕÜ«∞x=fiO_ç.

<åÜ«∞‰õΩ_»∞ - ã¨Oã¨÷


308

Be unselfish, and never listen to one friend in private accusing another.

x™êfi~°÷OQÍ Ñ¨x KÕÜ«∞O_ç. =∞~˘Hõix Kå@∞# ^Œ∂+≤ã¨∞Î#fl q∞„`«∞x =∂@Å#∞ Z#fl_»∂ q#=^Œ∞Ì.

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309

I want that there should be no hypocrisy, no roguery... There should not be a breath of immorality, nor a stain of policy which is bad.

HõѨ@O, ^Œ∞~å‡~°æO ZO`« =∂„`«O LO_»‰õÄ_»^Œ∞. JÅÊâßfi㨠áê\˜ J<≥·uHõ`«, #Å∞ã¨O`« K≥_»∞ q^è•#O ‰õÄ_® `«QÆ=Ù.

<åÜ«∞‰õΩ_»∞ - ã¨Oã¨÷


310

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311

Work unto death - I am with you, and when I am gone, my spirit will work with you. This life comes and goes - wealth, fame, enjoyments are only of a few days. It is better, far better to die on the field of duty, preaching the truth, than to die like a worldly worm. Advance!

„áê}=Ú#flO`« =~°‰õΩ Ñ¨xKÕÜ«∞O_ç. <Õ#∞ g∞‰õΩ JO_»QÍ L<åfl#∞. <Õ#∞ áÈ~Ú# `«~åfi`« ‰õÄ_® <å JO`«~å`«‡ g∞ "≥O>Ë LO_ç Ѩx KÕã¨∞ÎOk. D rq`«O =ã¨∞ÎOk áÈ`«∞Ok† ã¨OѨ^Œ, H©iÎ, Éè’QÍÅ∞ =¸_»∞<åà◊§ =ÚK«Û>Ë. XHõ „áêѨOzHõ ‰õΔΩ„^ŒH©@HõO=Öˇ K«xáÈ=_»O Hõ<åfl ã¨`åºxfl É’kèã¨∂Î HÍ~°º~°OQÆOÖ’ =∞~°}˜OK«_»O L`«Î=∞O. =ÚO^ŒO[ "ÕÜ«∞O_ç! Hõ~°‡ ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O


312

Work as if on each of you depends the whole work.

g∞Ö’ „Ѩu XHõ¯~°∂, HÍ~°º ÉèÏ~°=∞O`å g∞ÃÑ·<Õ LO^Œ#fl ÉèÏ=O`À Ѩx KÕÜ«∞O_ç.

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313

No great work can be achieved by humbug. It is through tremendous energy that all undertakings are accomplished. Therefore manifest your manhood.

U Ѷ¨∞#HÍ~åºhfl "≥∂ã¨O`À ™êkèOK«ÖËO. J„ѨuǨÏ`«"≥∞ÿ# â◊H˜Î ^•fi~å =∂„`«"Õ∞ ã¨=∞ã¨Î HÍ~åºÅ∞ ™êkèOK«|_»`å~Ú. HÍ|\˜ì nè~°`åfixfl „Ѩ^Œi≈OK«O_ç.

Hõ~°‡ ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O


314

Multitude counts for nothing. A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men can do more in a year than a mob in a century.

[# ã¨=¸Ç¨ÏO HÍ^Œ∞ HÍ=Åã≤Ok. áê=∞~°∞Å QÆ∞OѨ٠XHõ â◊`å|ÌOÖ’ KÕã≤# ѨxHõO>Ë x+¨¯Ñ¨@∞Öˇ· ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∞ѨÓ~°fiHõOQÍ Ñ¨xKÕ¿ã H˘kÌ=∞Ok XHõ¯ ã¨O=`«û~°=ÚÖ’<Õ Z‰õΩ¯=QÍ ™êkèOK«QÆÅ~°∞.

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315

My hope and faith rest in men like you. Understand my words in their true spirit and apply yourselves to work in their light... I have given you advice enough; now put atleast something in practice. Let the world see that your listening to me has been a success.

<å Pâ◊, qâßfiã¨=Ú g∞ =O\˜"åi g∞^Œ<Õ L<åfl~Ú. Ü«∞^•~°÷ ^Œ$+≤ì`À <å =∂@Å#∞ ã¨iQÍ J~°úO KÕã≤H˘x, P „ѨHÍ~°OQÍ g∞~°∞ HÍ~Àº#∞‡Y∞Å=fiO_ç. g∞‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤#O`« ã¨ÅǨ WKåÛ#∞. H˘OK≥"≥∞ÿ# WѨC_»∞ PK«~°}Ö’ ÃÑ@ìO_ç. <å =∂@Å∞ q#_»O LѨÜ≥∂QÆ Hõ~°"≥∞ÿ#^Œx Ö’HÍxH˜ `≥eÜ«∞hÜ«∞O_ç.

Hõ~°‡ ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O


316

Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work this is the only way. Go on; remember - patience and purity and courage and steady work.... So long as you are pure, and true to your principles you will never fail.

^è≥·~°ºO`À Hõ~°Î"åºxfl x~°fiÇ≤ÏOK«∞. F~°∞Ê, ã≤÷~°`åfiÅ`À ѨxKÕ~Ú... W^Õ UÔH·Hõ =∂~°æ=Ú. Fi‡, Ѩq„`«`«, ^è≥·~°ºO, ã≤÷~°`«fiO`À ѨxKÕÜ«∂Åx QÆ∞~°∞ÎOK«∞H˘x =ÚO^Œ∞‰õΩ #_»∞=Ù. Ѩq„`«OQÍ LO_ç h P^Œ~å≈ʼnõΩ Hõ@∞ì|_ç L#flO`« HÍÅO h‰õΩ JѨ[Ü«∞O HõÅ∞QÆ^Œ∞.

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317

You have to be practical in all spheres of work. The whole country has been ruined by masses of theories.

h „Ѩu ѨxÖ’#∂ PK«~°}Ï`«‡Hõ`«#∞ Hõ#|~°K«∞. PK«~°} H˘~°=_ç# J<ÕHõ ã≤^•÷O`åÅ =ÖË¡ ^Õâ◊O ѨÓiÎQÍ <åâ◊#"≥∞ÿOk.

Hõ~°‡ ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O


318

Opposition to a righteous work initiated with moral courage will only awaken the moral power of the initiators the more. That which meets with no obstruction, no opposition, only takes men to the path of moral death.

<≥·uHõ ^è≥·~°ºO`À „áê~°OaèOz# =∞OzѨxH˜ „Ѩu‰õÄÅ`« LO>Ë, Jk „áê~°OaèOz# "åà◊§ <≥·uHõ |ÖÏxfl =∞iO`« L`ÕÎ[ Ѩ~°∞ã¨∞ÎOk. „ѨuѶ¨∞@#, P@OHõO ^ÕxH˜ LO_»^À Jk =∂#=ÙÅ#∞ =∞$`«∞ºã¨^Œ$â◊ <≥·uHõ Ѩ`«# =∂~åæxH˜ H˘xáÈ`«∞Ok.

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319

We need a heart to feel, a brain to conceive, and a strong arm to do the work... Make yourselves a fit agent to work.... In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.

=∞#‰õΩ HÍ=Åã≤Ok ã¨ÊOkOKÕ Ç¨Ï$^ŒÜ«∞O, PÖ’zOKÕ "≥∞^Œ_»∞, Ѩx KÕ¿ã |e+¨ª"≥∞ÿ# ǨÏã¨ÎO. Hõ~°‡ KÕ¿ã Ü≥∂Qƺ`«#∞ ã¨OáêkOK«∞. ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∂xH˜ =∞#ã¨∞H˜ ã¨OѶ¨∞~°¬} [iy#ѨC_»∞, ǨÏ$^ŒÜ«∂xfl J#∞ã¨iOK«∞.

Hõ~°‡ ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O


320

If you have not even a little imagination, if you have no ideal to guide you, you are simply a brute. So you must not lower your ideal, neither are you to lose sight of practicality. We must avoid the two extremes... You must try to combine in your life immense idealism with immense practicality.

g∞‰õΩ H˘kÌáê\˜ HõÅÊ<åâ◊H˜Î ÖËHõáÈ`Õ, =∂~°æ^Œ~°≈Hõ"≥∞ÿ# P^Œ~°≈O ÖËHõáÈ`Õ, g∞~°∞ ˆH=ÅO Ѩâ◊√`«∞Å∞ºÖË. HÍ|\˜ì g∞ P^Œ~å≈xfl `«yæOK«∞HÀ‰õÄ_»^Œ∞. JÖÏ Jx J™ê^茺"≥∞ÿ# ^•xfl „Ѩܫ∞uflOK«~å^Œ∞. D Ô~O_»∂ qã¨~°˚hÜ«∂ÖË! L#fl`« P^Œ~°≈O`À L`«Î=∞ PK«~°}Ïxfl g∞ rq`«OÖ’ ã¨=∞#fiÜ«∞Ѩ~°K«_®xH˜ „Ѩܫ∞uflOK«O_ç.

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On you lie the future hopes of our country. I feel extreme pain to see you leading a life of inaction. Set yourselves to work to work! Do not tarry.... Do not sit idle, thinking that everything will be done in time, later on! Mind you - nothing will be done that way !

=∞# ^Õâ◊Ѩ٠Pâ◊Åhfl g∞ÃÑ·<Õ L#flq. ™È=∞~°∞Å∞QÍ g∞~°∞ HÍÅO QÆ_»Ñ¨@O <å‰õΩ ÉÏ^èŒ#∞ Hõey™ÈÎOk. HÍ~°ºnHΔÍѨ~°∞Å∞ HõO_ç. PÅ㨺O KÕÜ«∞=^Œ∞. JO`å ã¨iÜ≥ÿ∞# ã¨=∞Ü«∞OÖ’ [~°∞QÆ∞`«∞O^Œx ™È=∞~°∞Å∞QÍ ‰õÄ~ÀÛ=^Œ∞Ì. P q^èŒOQÍ U Ѩh <≥~°"Õ~°^Œx QÆ∞~°∞ÎOK«∞HÀO_ç.

Hõ~°‡ ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O


322

Idleness won’t do. Throw overboard all idea of jealousy and egotism, once for all. Come on to the practical field with tremendous energy; to work, in the fullness of strength!

=º~°úHÍÅÜ«∂Ѩ# ѨxH˜ ~å^Œ∞. Jã¨∂Ü«∞, JǨÏOHÍ~°O J<Õ ÉèÏ"åÅ#∞ ѨÓiÎQÍ q_çzÃÑ@ìO_ç. J„ѨuǨÏ`«"≥∞ÿ# â◊H˜Î`À HÍ~°º~°OQÆÖ’H˜ ^Œ∂H˜ ™êǨÏã¨=O`«∞Å∞QÍ Ñ¨x KÕÜ«∞O_ç.

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You have not caught my fire yet - you do not understand me! You run in the old ruts of sloth and enjoyments. Down with all sloth, down with all enjoyments here or hereafter....

<å L^ÕfiQÆO g∞H˜OHÍ XO@Ѩ@ìÖË^Œ∞. ##∞fl g∞~°∞ J~°÷O KÕã≤HÀÖË^Œ∞. ™È=∞i`«#O, ã¨∞MÏ#∞Éèí=O J<Õ áê`«Ñ¨O^ä•ÅÖ’<Õ g∞iOHÍ Ñ¨~°∞ÔQ`«∞Î`«∞<åfl~°∞. D JÅã¨`«fiO WHõ KåÅ∞. WǨÏѨ~° Ѷ¨ÅÉè’QÍã¨H˜Î WHõ KåÅ∞.

Hõ~°‡ ~°Ç¨Ï㨺O


324

That you may catch my fire, that you may be intensely sincere is my constant prayer.

g∞~°∞ <å L^ÕfiQÍyflx JO^Œ∞HÀ"åÅx, J`«ºO`« x+¨¯Ñ¨@ =~°Î#∞Å"åfiÅx <å x~°O`«~° „áê~°÷#.

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