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PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 7.

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Opinion
              31/01/2018.
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Everyone's idea of practical religion is according to his theory of practicality and the standpoint he starts from. There is work. There is the system of worship. There is knowledge.

          VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESENT DAY STUDENTS : -

This article was recorded by Ida Ansell in shorthand. As, however, Swamiji's speed was too great for her in her early days, dots are put in the articles to indicate the omissions, while the words within square brackets are added by way of linking up the disconnected parts.

(Delivered in San Francisco, April 5, 1900)

Sub : PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 7.

Swami Vivekananda

I am always asked the question: "Shall I give up meat?" My Master said, "Why should you give up anything? It will give you up." Do not give up anything in nature. Make it so hot for nature…

The Essence of Dharma-20.

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28/01/2018

Spoken on February 11th, 1973)

Yesterday we had a musical performance. The music was so beautiful; all were thrilled. While listening to that exquisite music, I was thinking of the levels of happiness explained in the Taittiriya Upanishad. The lowest happiness is of food and sex. That is human happiness. This is one unit of human happiness, says the Taittiriya Upanishad. We have got plenty of it, and so we regard it as a unit of happiness. Higher than that is the happiness of music and dance. That is Gandharva-loka. The Taittiriya Upanishad tells us that Gandarva-loka is higher than the human world. We will not think of food and sex when we are in the ecstasy of music and dance. Even a king will not think of it.

But higher than that is the realm of pure thought. That is Pitri-loka. The beauty of literature, for example, is higher than the beauty of music. When we read Shakespeare we will be simply transported. We will not like to hear music at that time because the mind is…

PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 6.

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Opinion
              24/01/2018.
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                All Members,
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Everyone's idea of practical religion is according to his theory of practicality and the standpoint he starts from. There is work. There is the system of worship. There is knowledge.

          VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESENT DAY STUDENTS : -

This article was recorded by Ida Ansell in shorthand. As, however, Swamiji's speed was too great for her in her early days, dots are put in the articles to indicate the omissions, while the words within square brackets are added by way of linking up the disconnected parts.

(Delivered in San Francisco, April 5, 1900)

Sub : PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 6.

Swami Vivekananda

Violent exercises are not all necessary.... If you want to be muscular, Yoga is not for you. You have to manufacture a finer organism than you have now. Violent exercises are positively hurtful.... Live among…

The Essence of Dharma-19.

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21/01/2018

Spoken on February 11th, 1973)

The universe, therefore, is everything. We can regard it as a person; it will speak to us as a person. We can regard it as a condition of consciousness. We can regard it as a place. Or we can regard it as a spirit. It is everything.

Amrutam  caiva  mrutyus  ca  sad  asac  caham  arjuna (Gita 9.19): - 

"I am the Amruth bhavam of Devas; I am the mruthu bhavam of dead; I am the all physical thing seen by eyes; and also whatever not seen by eyes too;"  ....

Gatir  bharta  prabhuh  sakshi  nivasah  saranam   suhruta,

prabhavah   pralayah   sthanam  nidhanam  bijam  avyam (Gita 9.18) : -

The movements of all elements; their ( elements ) governing head; their witness; their placements; their devotions; the attitude of helping without any selfishness; their creation and destruction;  their essence; their cause; all I am only. 


 Tapamyaham  aham   varsham   nigrahana  myutsyajami  ca,

amrutam   caiva  mrutyus  (Gita 9.19) :-

 I am death and …

PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 5.

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Opinion
              17/01/2018.
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Everyone's idea of practical religion is according to his theory of practicality and the standpoint he starts from. There is work. There is the system of worship. There is knowledge.

          VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESENT DAY STUDENTS : -

This article was recorded by Ida Ansell in shorthand. As, however, Swamiji's speed was too great for her in her early days, dots are put in the articles to indicate the omissions, while the words within square brackets are added by way of linking up the disconnected parts.

(Delivered in San Francisco, April 5, 1900)

Sub : PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 5.

Swami Vivekananda


[The conquest of internal nature] is the only way out, according to Yoga.... The thirst for God is religion.... Good works and all that [merely] make the mind a little quiet. To practice this — to be perfect …

The Essence of Dharma-18.

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13/01/2018

Spoken on February 11th, 1973)


Purushah sa parah partha bhaktya labhyas tvananyaya (Gita 8.22);

Isvarah sarvabhutanam hrddese’rjuna tisthati (Gita 18.61);

aham atma gudakesa sarvabhutasayasthitah (Gita 10.20).

When Bhagavan Sri Krishna uses the words Ishvara, Purusha, Aham, it looks as if the Ultimate Reality is a person, but sometimes he speaks of it as an immanent spirit. The Atman is defined as an immanent spirit,

indestructible, present in everything. But sometimes Sri Krishna depicts it as a transcendent spirit, as Brahma, as Parampada, and so on.

Fourthly, reality is defined as a state, a condition. It is not a person, it is not a place, it is not even a spirit as we think of it in an anthropomorphic manner. It is only a state.
This is brought out by such terms as tithi. Tithi means a condition.

Esha brahmi sthitih partha (Gita 2.72).

This is a condition of Brahman. It is not a place of Brahman. It is a condition of Brahman.

Tithi is a peculiar term. All four aspects o…

PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 4.

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Opinion
              08/01/2018.
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                All Members,
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Everyone's idea of practical religion is according to his theory of practicality and the standpoint he starts from. There is work. There is the system of worship. There is knowledge.

          VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESENT DAY STUDENTS : -

This article was recorded by Ida Ansell in shorthand. As, however, Swamiji's speed was too great for her in her early days, dots are put in the articles to indicate the omissions, while the words within square brackets are added by way of linking up the disconnected parts.

(Delivered in San Francisco, April 5, 1900)

Sub : PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 4.

Swami Vivekananda

Here is a bad odour. It will bring me unhappiness as soon as it touches my nose. I am the slave of my nose. If I am not its slave, I do not care. A man curses me. His curses enter my ears and are retained in …

PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 3.

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Opinion
              02/01/2018.
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                All Members,
         Respected family members of this great holy Nation.

Everyone's idea of practical religion is according to his theory of practicality and the standpoint he starts from. There is work. There is the system of worship. There is knowledge.

          VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESENT DAY STUDENTS : -

This article was recorded by Ida Ansell in shorthand. As, however, Swamiji's speed was too great for her in her early days, dots are put in the articles to indicate the omissions, while the words within square brackets are added by way of linking up the disconnected parts.

(Delivered in San Francisco, April 5, 1900)

Sub : PRACTICAL RELIGION : BREATHING AND MEDITATION - 3.

Swami Vivekananda

The Yogi says you are to go to the root of all this. Why is there misery in the world? He answers: "It is all our own foolishness, not having proper mastery of our own bodies. That is all." He advis…