Quotes I like

** “Believing that the Veda are standard (holy or divine), believing in a Creator for the world. Bathing in holy waters for gaining punya, having pride (vanity) about one’s caste. Performing penance to absolve sins. Are the five symptoms of having lost one’s sanity.”

** “If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.”
– William Blake

** “We have wept long enough; no more weeping, but stand on your feet and be men. It is a man-making religion that we want. It is man-making theories that we want. It is man-making education all round that we want. And here is the test of truth-anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject as poison; there is no life in it, it cannot be true. Truth is strengthening. Truth is purity, Truth is all knowledge. Truth must be strengthening, must be enlightening, must be invigorating. We speak of many things parrot-like, but never do them; speaking and not doing has become a habit with us. What is the cause of that? Physical weakness. This sort of weak brain is not able to do anything. We must strengthen it. First of all our young men must be strong. Religion will come afterwards. You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through a study of the Gita. You will understand Gita better with your biceps, your muscles, a little stronger. You will understand the mighty genius and the mighty strength of Krishna better with a little of strong blood in you. You will understand the Upanishads better and the glory Of the Atman when your body stands firm upon your feet and you feel yourselves as men. What we want is vigor in the blood, strength in the nerves, iron muscles and nerves of steel, not softening namby-pamby ideas. Be moral, be brave, be stridently moral and brave. Don’t bother your head with religious theories; cowards only sin, brave men never. Try to love anybody and everybody.” -Vivekananda

** Those who work just for money, live for death!

** A doctor who knew Bruce Lee once claimed that he was “Muscled as a squirrel, and spirited as a horse” and fitter than anyone he had ever seen.


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