Friday, 13 February 2015

Energy booster-Real belief- Swami Vivekanand.

Energy booster-Real belief- Swami Vivekanand.

Faith in What?

#. Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God---this is the secret of greatness. If you have faith in the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological gods, and in all the Gods which foreigners have now and again introduced into your midst, and still have no faith in yourselves, there is no salvation for you. Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need.

#. The Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first. As certain religions of the world say that a man who does not believe in a God outside of himself is an atheist, so the Vedanta says, a man who does not believe in himself is an atheist. Not believing in the glory of our own soul is what the Vedanta calls atheism.

#. He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in God. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself. But it is not selfish faith, because the Vedanta, again, is the doctrine of Oneness. It means faith in all, because you are all.
Need of Faith

#. The ideal of faith in ourselves is of the greatest help to us. If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have, would have vanished. #. Throughout the history of mankind, if any motive power has been more potent than another in the lives of all great men and women, it is that of faith in themselves. Born with the consciousness that they were to be great, they became great.

#. We can see that all the difference between man and man is owing to the existence or non-existence of faith in himself. Faith in ourselves will do everything. I have experienced it in my own life, and am still doing so, and as I grow older that faith is becoming stronger and stronger. #. It is the great faith which will 
make the world better. I am sure of that. He is the highest man who can say with truth, "I know all about myself".

#. Losing faith in one's self means losing faith in God.

#. We have lost faith in ourselves. Therefore to preach the Advaita aspect of the Vedanta is necessary to rouse up the hearts of men, to show  them the glory of their souls. It is therefore that I preach this Advaita, and I do so not as a sectarian, but upon universal and widely acceptable grounds.

#. Let a man go down as low as possible; there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself. But it is better for us that we should know it from the very first. Why should we have all these bitter experiences in order to gain faith in ourselves?

#. This faith in themselves was in the hearts of our ancestors, this faith in themselves was the motive power that pushed them forward and forward in the march of civilization, and if there has been degeneration, if there has been defect, mark my words, you will find that degeneration to have started on the day our people lost faith in themselves.

#. Whether dualistic, qualified monistic, or monistic, they all firmly believe that everything is in the soul itself; it has only to come out and manifest itself. Therefore this Shraddha, श्रद्धा is what I want, and what all of us here want, this faith in ourselves, and before you is the great task to get that faith.

भवानी शङ्करौ वन्दे श्रद्धा विश्वास रूपिणौ। याभ्यां विना न पश्यन्ति सिद्धाःस्वान्तःस्थमीश्वरम्।।
Lord Shiva and Parvati in form of devotion/reverence & trust are inside us only to whom I bow myself. Without them one cannot see self present / omnipresent Lord.

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