28 December 2013

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Soul

Each soul is a star, and all stars are set in
that infinite azure, that eternal sky, the Lord.
—Swami Vivekananda
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In this article we'll make a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotes and comments on soul.
  • All nature is working for the enjoyment and experience of the soul.[Source]
  • All powers and all purity and all greatness — everything is in the soul.[Source]
  • All wisdom and all purity are in the soul already, dimly expressed or better expressed — that is all the difference.[Source]
  • Each soul is a circle. The centre is where the body is, and the activity is manifested there.[Source]
  • Each soul is a star, and all stars are set in that infinite azure, that eternal sky, the Lord.[Source]
  • Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within, by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy — by one or more or all of these — and be free.[Source]
  • Every soul is destined to be perfect, and every being, in the end, will attain the state of perfection.[Source]
  • Every soul is infinite, therefore there is no question of birth and death.[Source]
  • Every soul is omnipresent, so where can it come or go? These births and deaths are changes in nature which we are mistaking for changes in us.[Source]
  • Every soul, like every particle of matter, is perfectly dependent on the will of God.[Source]
  • Every soul must disintegrate to become God.[Source]
  • Everything is in the soul.[Source]
  • "Freedom, O Freedom! Freedom, O Freedom!" is the song of the soul. Bondage, alas, to be bound in nature, seems its fate.[Source]
  • "I am the Soul, the ever free; [I] never was bound. Time is in me, not I in time.[Source]
  • It is nature that is changing, not the soul of man. This never changes.[Source]
  • It is true that the soul is beyond all laws, physical, mental, or moral.[Source]
  • Life is short, but the soul is immortal and eternal.[Source]
  • My Soul is the highest ideal that I can have. Realising my own real nature is the one goal of my life.[Source]
  • Nature, God, and soul are eternal existences.[Source]
  • No study has taken so much of human energy, whether in times past or present, as the study of the soul, of God, and of human destiny.[Source]
  • None is really weak; the soul is infinite, omnipotent, and omniscient.[Source]
  • Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come, and everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity.[Source]
  • Soul is not a force; neither is it thought. It is the manufacturer of thought, but not thought itself; it is the manufacturer of the body, but not the body. Why so? We see that the body cannot be the soul.[Source]
  • Soul is the only reality, and we have forgotten it.[Source]
  • The ancient sages penetrated deeper and deeper until they found that in the innermost core of the human soul is the centre of the whole universe.[Source]
  • The essential nature of the soul, is unlimited.[Source]
  • The highest heaven, therefore, is in our own souls; the greatest temple of worship is the human soul, greater than all heavens, says the Vedanta; for in no heaven anywhere, can we understand the reality as distinctly and clearly as in this life, in our own soul.[Source]
  • The Hindu says, true knowledge of the world means knowledge of the soul, metaphysics.[Source]
  • The human soul is eternal and immortal, perfect and infinite, and death means only a change of centre from one body to another.[Source]
  • The human soul is the repository of infinite wisdom; what external agency can illuminate it?[Source]
  • The human soul never forgets its freedom and is ever seeking it.[Source]
  • The nature of the Soul is eternal bliss. What can make it sorrowful except ignorance, hallucination, delusion? All pain of the Soul is simply delusion.[Source]
  • The Sat-Chit-Ânanda — Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute — is the nature, the birthright of the Soul, and all the manifestations that we see are Its expressions, dimly or brightly manifesting Itself.[Source]
  • The soul can only receive impulses from another soul, and from nothing else.[Source]
  • The soul cries ever, "Freedom, O Freedom!"[Source]
  • The soul has neither pleasure nor pain; it is the witness of everything, the eternal witness of all work, but it takes no fruits from any work.[Source]
  • The soul has no sex; why should it degrade itself with sex ideas?[Source]
  • The soul itself has no colouring.[Source]
  • The soul in essence is the same in all forms of being.[Source]
  • The soul in itself is perfect.[Source]
  • The soul is a circle whose circumference is nowhere (limitless), but whose centre is in some body.[Source]
  • The soul is beyond life and death. You were never born, and you will never die. Birth and death belong to the body only.[Source]
  • The soul is beyond time, space, and causality -- therefore unlimited, omnipresent.[Source]
  • The soul is causeless, and from this follow all the great ideas that we have.[Source]
  • The soul is one with Freedom, and the soul is one with Existence, and the soul is one with Knowledge.[Source]
  • The Soul is not a compound; It is the only eternal simple in the universe, and as such, It cannot be born, It cannot die; It is immortal, indestructible, the ever-living essence of intelligence.[Source]
  • The soul is separate from nature. Nature is one thing, soul another, eternally separate.[Source]
  • The soul is the only thing which is not composed of nature.[Source]
  • The soul never comes nor goes. Where is the place to which it shall go when all space is in the soul?[Source] When shall be the time for entering and departing when all time is in the soul?[Source]
  • The soul of my soul is the only true existence. My nature is my existence and will expand to me.[Source]
  • The soul was never born and will never die, and all these ideas that we are going to die and are afraid to die are mere superstitions.[Source]
  • The universal Soul is infinite.[Source]
  • The whole world is a body, and behind that is the universal mind, and behind that is the universal Soul.[Source]
  • There is infinite life before the soul. Take your time and you will achieve your end.[Source]
  • There is a soul which is unchanging.[Source]
  • This soul of man, being simple, must have been existing for ever, and it will exist for ever. When this body falls off, the soul lives on.[Source]
  • Truth is the nature of all souls.[Source]
  • Unless you realise the soul there is no freedom.[Source]
  • Vedanta holds that the soul never changes in essence, but it is modified by Maya.[Source]
  • We all agree that souls are without beginning and without end, and immortal by their very nature; also that all powers, blessing, purity, omnipresence, omniscience are buried in each soul.[Source]
  • We all hold in India that the soul is by its nature pure and perfect, infinite in power and blessed.[Source]
  • When this body falls off, the soul lives on.[Source]
  • You are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal; ye are not matter, ye are not bodies; matter is your servant, not you the servant of matter.[Source]
  • You are the soul of the universe and its body also.[Source]
  • You are the soul, the pure, the free, all the time; you are the Witness.[Source]
  • You remember that our goal is to perceive the Soul itself. We cannot perceive the Soul, because it has got mingled up with nature, with the mind, with the body.[Source]

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