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Raja-Yoga Raja-Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
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“Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined to this or that book? How dare men call God infinite, and yet try to compress Him within the covers of a little book!”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja-Yoga
“Take Risks in Your Life If u Win, U Can Lead! If u Lose, U Can Guide!”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja-Yoga
“Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“The next step is Asana, posture. A series of exercises, physical and mental, is to be gone through every day, until certain higher states are reached. Therefore it is quite necessary that we should find a posture in which we can remain long. That posture which is the easiest for one should be the one chosen.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“there is a continuity of mind, as the Yogis call it. The mind is universal. Your mind, my mind, all these little minds, are fragments of that universal mind, little waves in the ocean; and”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“Pranayama. Stopping the right nostril with the thumb, through the left nostril fill in air, according to capacity; then, without any interval, throw the air out through the right nostril, closing the left one. Again inhaling through the right nostril eject through the left, according to capacity; practicing this three or five times at four hours of the day, before dawn, during midday, in the evening, and at midnight, in fifteen days or a month purity of the nerves is attained; then begins Pranayama.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“Anything that is secret and mysterious in these systems of Yoga should be at once rejected. The best guide in life is strength. In religion, as in all other matters, discard everything that weakens you, have nothing to do with it.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“The idea is, when a man receives a gift from another, his heart becomes impure, he becomes low, he loses his independence, he becomes bound and attached.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“The ideal of all education, all training, should be this man-making. But, instead of that, we are always trying to polish up the outside. What use in polishing up the outside when there is no inside? The end and aim of all training is to make the man grow. The man who influences, who throws his magic, as it were, upon his fellow-beings, is a dynamo of power, and when that man is ready, he can do anything and everything he likes; that personality put upon anything will make it work.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“Why is there so much disturbance, so much fighting and quarrelling in the name of God? There has been more bloodshed in the name of God than for any other cause, because people never went to the fountain-head; they were content only to give a mental assent to the customs of their forefathers, and wanted others to do the same. What right has a man to say he has a soul if he does not feel it, or that there is a God if he does not see Him? If there is a God we must see Him, if there is a soul we must perceive it; otherwise it is better not to believe. It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“All this bringing of the mind into a higher state of vibration is included in one word in Yoga — Samadhi.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“Uniformity is the rigorous law of nature; what once happened can happen always.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“He who does so, says the Gita, cannot be a Yogi: He who fasts, he who keeps awake, he who sleeps much, he who works too much, he who does no work, none of these can be a Yogi (Gita, VI, 16).”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga By Swami Vivekananda
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“In one span of life they lived the whole life of humanity”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“they have no thought for anything else, never live a moment for any other idea,”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“they have no thought for anything else, never live a moment for any other idea, and thus the way is shortened for them. This is what is meant by concentration, intensifying the power of assimilation, thus shortening the time. Raja-Yoga is the science which teaches us how to gain the power of concentration.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
“Thus will we come to the basis of belief, the real genuine religion. We will perceive for ourselves whether we have souls, whether life is of five minutes or of eternity, whether there is a God in the universe or none. It will all be revealed to us. This is what Raja-Yoga proposes to teach.”
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga By Swami Vivekananda