REASON AND RELIGION-17. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESENT DAY STUDENTS : -
Sub : REASON AND RELIGION-17.
(Delivered in England)
By Swami Vivekananda.
Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch; Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -
The sum total of this whole universe is God Himself.
Is God then matter?
No, certainly not, for matter is that God perceived by the five senses; that God as perceived through the intellect is mind; and when the spirit sees, He is seen as spirit.
He is not matter, but whatever is real in matter is He.
Whatever is real in this chair is He, for the chair requires two things to make it.
Something was outside which my senses brought to me, and to which my mind contributed something else, and the combination of these two is the chair.
That which existed eternally, independent of the senses and of the intellect, was the Lord Himself.
Upon Him the senses are painting chairs, and tables, and rooms, houses, and worlds, and moons, and suns, and stars, and everything else.
How is it, then, that we all see this same chair, that we are all alike painting these various things on the Lord, on this Existence, Knowledge, and Bliss?
It need not be that all paint the same way, but those who paint the same way are on the same plane of existence and therefore they see one another's paintings as well as one another.
There may be millions of beings between you and me who do not paint the Lord in the same way, and them and their paintings we do not see.
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To be continued