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Love

Swami Vivekananda

#. Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all, love.

#. Believe in the omnipotent power of love....Have you love? You are omnipotent. Are you perfectly unselfish? If so, you are irresistible? It is character that pays everywhere.

#. Love never fails, my son; today or tomorrow or ages after, truth will conquer! Love shall win the victory.Do you love your fellow-men?

#. You may talk doctrines by the millions, you may have sects by the hundreds of millions; ay, but it is nothing, until you have the heart to feel. Feel for them as your Veda teaches you, till you find they are parts of your own bodies, till you realise that you and they, the poor and the rich, the saint and the sinner, are all parts of One Infinite Whole, which you call Brahman.

#. All expansion is life, all contraction is death. All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life.

#. Love the poor, the miserable, the downtrodden, and the Lord will bless you.

#. It is love and love alone that I preach, and I base my teaching on the great Vedantic truth of the sameness and omnipresence of the Soul of the Universe.

#. Feel for the miserable and look up for help--it shall come. I have travelled twelve years with this load in my heart and this idea in my brain. I have gone from door to door of the so-called rich and great. With a bleeding heart I have crossed half the world to this strange land, seeking for help. The Lord is great. I know He will help me. I may perish of cold or hunger in this land, but I bequeth to you, young men, this sympathy, this struggle for the poor, the ignorant, the oppressed.

#. My heart is too full to express my feeling; you know it, you can imagine it. So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them. I call those men-- who strut about in their finery, having got all their money by grinding the poor---wretches, so long as they do not do anything for those two hundred millions who are now no better than hungry savages. We are poor, my brothers, we are nobodies; but such have been always the instruments of the Most High.


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Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And make the Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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