Monday, July 27, 2020

‘Chidananda rupaha Shivoham Shivoham’

“This Âtman is first to be heard of.” Hear day and night that you are that Soul. Repeat it to yourselves day and night till it enters into your very veins, till it tingles in every drop of  blood, till it is in your flesh and bone. Let the whole body be full of that one ideal, “I am the birthless, the deathless, the blissful, the omniscient, the omnipotent, ever-glorious Soul.” Think on it day and night; think on it till it becomes part and parcel of your life. Meditate upon it, and out of that will come work. “Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh,” and out of the fullness of the heart the hand worketh also. Action will come. Fill yourselves with the ideal; whatever you do, think well on it. All your actions will be magnified, transformed, deified, by the very power of the thought. 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 your glory. (II,302)

We can study ‘Practical Vedanta’as Swamiji’s commentary on Bhagavat Gita. There is no other teacher who has provided us with such strong powerful advices for self unfoldment and practical hints to make these ideals as part of our day to day life. This is what makes Vivekananda literature as an unparalled spiritual Treasure Chest. 

“Vivekananda’s teachings set in motion those forces which could eventually bring in the western civilization the needed qualitative changes. So he preached Vedanta and Yoga. Vedanta conceptualizes reality in terms acceptable to the scientifically minded West and yoga provides the know- how of being free.” (source The Ramakrishna Movement, Advaita Ashrama, Calcutta.) 

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