"I do not want to get material life, do not want the sense-life, but something higher." That is renunciation. Then, by the power of meditation, undo the mischief that has been done."
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and everything shall be added unto you." This is the one great duty, this is renunciation. Live for an ideal, and leave no place in the mind for anything else."
Never seek to tell thy love, Love that never told can be; For the gentle wind does move Silently, invisibly. I told my love, I told my love,I told her all my heart; Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears.
Swamiji on Himself
Poetry & Prose
A Hymn to ShivaThis is a translation of Swami Vivekananda’s Sanskrit hymn to Shiva, reproduced from his Complete Works 4: 501-04.
Salutation to Shiva! Whose glory Is immeasurable, who resembles sky In clearness, to whom...