Vedanta Philosophy: Eight Lectures by the Swami Vivekananda on Karma Yoga (the Secret of Work) Delivered Under the Auspices of the Vedanta Society

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Baker & Taylor, 1901 - Vedanta - 171 pages
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Page 173 - Sent, postpaid, on receipt of the price, by THE BAKER & TAYLOR CO., PUBLISHERS, 33-37 E.
Page 59 - ... in spite of himself. When a man has done so much good work and thought so many good thoughts that there is an irresistible tendency in him to do good, in spite of himself...
Page 82 - He was astonished ; still he had to wait. At last a woman came and he fell at her feet and said : '' Mother, how did you know that?" She said: "My boy, I do not know your Yoga or your practices. I am a common, every-day woman, but I made you wait because my husband is ill, and I was nursing him, and that was my duty. All my life I have struggled to do my duty. As a daughter when I was unmarried, I did my duty ; and...
Page 56 - The only solution of this problem is to make mankind pure. Ignorance is the mother of all the evil and all the misery we see. Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated; then alone will misery cease in the world, not before.
Page 71 - Then the wife said to her husband, ' Give him my share,' but the husband said, ' Not so.' The wife, however, insisted, saying, ' Here is a poor man, and it is our duty as householders to see that he is fed, and it is my duty as a wife to give him my portion, seeing that you 7
Page 171 - Believe not because some old manuscripts are produced, believe not because it is your national belief, because you have been made to believe it from your childhood; but reason it all out, and after you have analysed it, then, if you find that it will do good to one and all, believe it, live up to it, and help others to live up to it.
Page 37 - ... the way towards the manifestation of the highest power, which is non-resistance. Before having attained the highest ideal his duty is to resist; let him work, |. let him fight, let him strike straight from the shoulder. Then only, when he has gained the power to resist, will non-resistance be a virtue. Inactivity should be avoided by all means. Activity always means resistance. Resist all evils, mental and physical, and when you have succeeded in resisting, then will calmness come. It is very...
Page 65 - we are continually making this mistake; we are regarding nature as ourselves and are becoming attached to it, and as soon as this attachment comes there is this deep impression on the soul, which binds us down and makes us work like slaves.
Page 43 - Sannyasin was greater, upon which the king demanded that they prove their assertion. When they could not he ordered them to marry and become householders. Then others came and said, " The householder who performs his duties is the greater man.
Page 82 - A voice came from inside the house: "Wait a little, my son." The young man thought : " You wretched woman, dare you make me wait ! You do not know my power yet." While he was thinking thus, the voice came again : " Boy, don't be thinking too much of yourself. Here is neither crow nor crane.

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