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Friday, April 29, 2005

Fear Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

As long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from God, fear remains with us; but when we know ourselves to be the One, fear goes; of what can we be afraid? - Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Philosophy - Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of God. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should God be blamed? - Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Self - Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Pray all the time, read all the scriptures in the world, and worship all the gods there are …[but] unless you realize the Self (atman), there is no freedom. - Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Monday, April 25, 2005

Vivekananda - Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

We want to know in order to make ourselves free. That is our life: one universal cry for freedom. - Vivekananda, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Bondage - Vivekananda Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage. - Vivekananda Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Fear - Love Quotes, Famous Quotes from Vivekananda

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you free. - Love Quotes, Famous Quotes from Vivekananda

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Anything that brings spiritual, mental, or physical weakness, touch it not with the toes of your feet. - Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Grace - Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational

God is merciful to those whom He sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that His grace will never come. - Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Famous Quotes by Vivekananda, Inspirational, Motivational

Worship of society and popular opinions is idolatry. The soul has no sex, no country, no place, no time. - Famous Quotes by Vivekananda, Inspirational, Motivational

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Friendship - Swami Vivekananda Famous Quotes

We must have friendship for all; we must be merciful toward those that are in misery; when people are happy, we ought to be happy; and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful. - Swami Vivekananda Famous Quotes

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Great Story - Famous Quotes

I am sure you have heard this story before, but it is always refreshing.

Did God Create Evil? The university professor challenged his students with this question..."Did God create everything that exists?"


A student excitedly replied, "Yes, he did!"

"God created everything?" The professor asked.

"Yes sir", the student replied.

The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then God is evil".

The student became quiet by such an answer. The professor, quite pleased with himself sat down.

Another student raised his hand and said,

"Can I ask you a question professor?"

"Of course", replied the professor.

The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?"

"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?"

The students snickered at the young man's question. The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat.

Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy.

Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature.

Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat."

The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"

The professor responded, "Of course it does."


The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light.

Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness.

A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it.

How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct?

Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."

Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?" Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course as I have already said. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil."

To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God.

Evil is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God."

...with that the student sat back down.

NOTE: The young student in the story who challenges the professor has been identified as Albert Einstein.

Albert Einstein quotations, famous quotes.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Albert Einstein Famous Quotes on Prayer, Purpose in Nature, and the Soul

The following excerpts are taken from Albert Einstein - The Human Side,Selected and Edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman, Princeton University Press, 1979.

Einstein on Prayer (pp. 32 - 33)A child in the sixth grade in a Sunday School in New York City, with the encouragement of her teacher, wrote to Einstein in Princeton on 19 January I936 asking him whether scientists pray, and if so what they pray for. Einstein replied as follows on 24 January 1936: I have tried to respond to your question as simply as I could. Here is my answer. Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of nature, and therefore this holds for the actions of people. For this reason, a research scientist will hardly be inclined to believe that events could be influenced by a prayer, i.e. by a wish addressed to a supernatural Being.

However, it must be admitted that our actual knowledge of these laws is only imperfect and fragmentary, so that, actually, the belief in the existence of basic all-embracing laws in Nature also rests on a sort of faith. All the same this faith has been largely justified so far by the success of scientific research. But, on the other hand, every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive. - Albert Einstein Quotations, Famous Quotes

Famous Quotes

Woman has suffered for eons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance. - Vivekananda Quotations, Love Quotes, Inspirational

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

All is the Self or Brahman. The saint, the sinner, the lamb, the tiger, even the murderer, as far as they have any reality, can be nothing else, because there is nothing else. - Vivekananda Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Curiosity Albert Einstein Quotations, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

Albert Einstein quotations - Famous Quotes, Love Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational

Albert Einstein Ethics Famous Quotes

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.

- Albert Einstein Quotations - Famous Quotes, Motivational

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Action Quotations - Famous Quotes, Love Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational

Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good; every action that retards it is evil.

- Vivekananda Quotations - Famous Quotes, Inspirational

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Feel - Famous Quotes, Inspirational

Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God.

- Vivekananda Quotations - Famous Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Selfless Work - Famous Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational

Perfection does not come from belief or faith. Talk does not count for anything. Parrots can do that. Perfection comes through selfless work.

- Vivekananda quotations - Famous Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational, Love

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Suffering - Famous Quotes, Inspirational, Love Quotes

A man will renounce any pleasure you like but he will not give up his suffering.

- Mr Novack's quotation - Famous Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational

Judge Quotations - Famous Quotes, Love Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

- Mr. Novack's quotation from Mother Teresa, Quotations - Inspirational, Motivational, Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

Alone - Famous Quotes, Funny Quotes

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

- Mr. Novack's quotation from Orson Wells - Famous Quotes, Funny Quotes

Ignorance - Famous Quotes, Love Quotes

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

- Mr. Novack's quotation - Love Quotes, Famous Quotes

Sun Quotations - Famous Quotes, Love Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational

Delusion will vanish as the light becomes more and more effulgent, load after load of ignorance will vanish, and then will come a time when all else has disappeared and the sun alone shines.

- Vivekananda Quotations - Famous Quotes, Love Quotes, Inspirational, Motivational