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- Swami Vivekananda, who is recognized as a prominent spiritual leader, monk, philosopher, and social reformer, died at the age of 39 on 4th July 1902 at Belur Math.
- In reviving Hinduism in late 19th century, he is considered a key figure.
- He was born in a Bengali family on January 12, 1863 and was named Narendranath Datta.
- He was referred as maker of modern India by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Famous quotes of Swami Vivekanada
- “There is nothing beyond God, and the sense enjoyments are simply something through which we are passing now in the hope of getting better things.”
- “To worship God even for the sake of salvation or any other reward is equally degenerate. Love knows no reward. Give your love unto to God, but do not ask anything in return even from Him through pray.”
- “GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.”
- “YOU know, I may have to be born again, you see, I have fallen in love with mankind.”
- “In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.”
- “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so, we have to know how to act.”
- “GOD is the ever-active providence, by whose power systems after systems are being evolved out of chaos, made to run for a time and again destroyed.”
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