Spiritual Gems from Swami Vivekananda

Each soul is a star, and all stars are set in that infinite azure, that eternal sky, the Lord. There is the root, the reality, the real individuality of each and all. Religion began with the search after some of these stars that had passed beyond our horizon, and ended in finding them all in God, and ourselves in the same place (Vol 5, p. 69)


There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing. Hence in the Ramakrishna Incarnation, the acceptance of a woman as the Guru, hence His practicing in the woman’s garb and frame of mind, hence too His preaching the Motherhood of women as representatives of the Divine Mother. (Vol 6, p. 328)


Awake, awake, great ones! The world is burning with misery. Can you sleep? Let us call and call till the sleeping Gods awake, till the god within answers to the call. What more is in life? What greater work? (Vol  7,p. 498)









(From the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Centenary Edition, Published by Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati, Almora Himalays)