Swami Vivekananda

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Swami Vivekananda

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born
in Kolkata, India
January 12, 1863

died
July 04, 1902

gender
male

genre

influences


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"Arise Awake and Stop not til the goal is reached"

Vivekananda left a body of philosophical works (see Vivekananda's complete works). His books (compiled from lectures given around the world) on the four Yogas (Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga) are very influential and still seen as fundamental texts for anyone interested in the Hindu practice of Yoga. His letters are of great literary and spiritual value. He was also considered a very good singer and a poet.By the time of his death, He had composed many songs including his favorite Kali the Mother. He used humor for his teachings and was also an excellent cook. His language is very free flowing. His own Bengali writings stand testimony to the fact that he believed that word
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Complete Works of Swami Viv...
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Raja-Yoga
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Karma Yoga: the Yoga of Action
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Jnana-Yoga
4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 1953 — 14 editions
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Teachings of Swami Vivekananda
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Meditation and Its Methods ...
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Karma-Yoga & Bhakti-Yoga
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 1955 — 3 editions
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Lectures from Colombo to Al...
4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1962 — 6 editions
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Vedanta: Voice Of Freedom
4.59 of 5 stars 4.59 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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Swami Vivekananda on Himself
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More books by Swami Vivekananda…
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.”
Swami Vivekananda, Vedanta Philosophy: Lectures by the Swami Vivekananda on Raja Yoga Also Pantanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, with Commentaries, and Glossary of Sa

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual.
There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
Swami Vivekananda

“In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. ”
Swami Vivekananda