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Friday, October 24, 2014

"You are Infinite, Deathless, Birthless. Arise! Awake! Stand up and fight! Die if you must." Swami Vivekananda

Existence can never be non-existence, neither can non-existence ever become existence. Know, therefore, that that which pervades all this universe is without beginning or end. It is unchangeable. There is nothing in the universe that can change the Changeless. Though this body has its beginning and end, the dweller in the body is infinite and without end."

Knowing this, stand up and fight!!
Not one step back, that is the idea. Fight it out, whatever comes. Let the stars move from the sphere! Let the whole world stand against us! Death means only a change of garment.

What of it? Thus fight! You gain nothing by becoming cowards. Taking a step backward, you do not avoid any misfortune. You have cried to all the gods in the world. Has misery ceased? 

The masses in India cry to sixty million gods, and still die like dogs. Where are these gods? The gods come to help you when you have succeeded. So what is the use of your Gods in this Die game. This bending the knee to superstitions, this selling yourself to your own mind does not befit you, my soul.

You are infinite, deathless, birthless. Because you are infinite spirit, it does not befit you to be a slave. Arise! Awake! Stand up and fight! Die if you must. There is none to help you. You are all the world. Who can help you ?

- Swami Vivekananda ,from 'Lectures on Gita II'


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