23 December 2013

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Body Or Human Body

Human body structure
Here is the greatest of altars, the living,
conscious human body
—Swami Vivekananda
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This article is on Swami Vivekananda's quotes and comments on Body or Human Body. Related articles are listed at the bottom of the page.
  • According to this philosophy, each man consists of three parts — the body, the internal organ or the mind, and behind that, what is called the Atman, the Self.[Source]
  • All the forces that are working in this body have been produced out of food; we see that every day.[Source]
  • As in a river the masses of water are changing before you every moment, and new masses are coming, yet taking similar form, so is it with this body." Yet the body must be kept strong and healthy. It is the best instrument we have.[Source]
  • Body is an unreal dream, and we think we are all bodies.[Source]
  • Body is the name of a series of changes.[Source]
  • Body is the name of a stream of matter continuously changing.[Source]
  • Bodies come and go, but the soul does not change.[Source]
  • Get rid of the bondage of body; we have become slaves to it and learnt to hug our chains and love our slavery; so much so that we long to perpetuate it, and go on with "body" "body" for ever. Do not cling to the idea of "body", do not look for a future existence in any way like this one; do not love or want the body, even of those dear to us.[Source]
  • In this body, He resides, the Lord of souls and the King of kings.[Source]
  • It is a constant change. Not one body is constant.[Source]
  • It is the want that creates the body.[Source]
  • No two persons have the same mind or the same body.[Source]
  • The body and mind are dependent.[Source]
  • The body cannot be the soul.[Source]
  • The body is mortal and the mind is mortal; both, being compounds, must die.[Source]
  • The body is our enemy, and yet is our friend.[Source]
  • The body is subject to the law of growth and decay, what grows must of necessity decay.[Source]
  • The body is the external coating and the mind is the internal coating of the Atman who is the real perceiver, the real enjoyer, the being in the body who is working the body by means of the internal organ or the mind.[Source]
  • The body must be properly taken care of. The people who torture their flesh are demoniacal.[Source]
  • The less the thought of the body, the better. For it is the body that drags us down.[Source]
  • The organs are the horses, the mind is the rein, the intellect is the charioteer, the soul is the rider, and the body is the chariot.[Source]
  • The root of evil is in the illusion that we are bodies. This, if any, is the original sin.[Source]
  • There are the altars, but here is the greatest of altars, the living, conscious human body, and to worship at this altar is far higher than the worship of any dead symbols.[Source]
  • There is but one temple -- the body. It is the only temple that ever existed.[Source]
  • Thirst after body is the great bane of human life.[Source]
  • This body is a combination. It is only a fiction to say that I have one body, you another, and the sun another.[Source]
  • This body is not I.[Source]
  • This idea of body is a simple superstition. It is superstition that makes us happy or unhappy. It is superstition caused by ignorance that makes us feel heat and cold, pain and pleasure.[Source]
  • We have to keep the body in good health; we have to take care of what we eat and drink, and what we do.[Source]
  • When the forces that hold it together go away, the body must fall.[Source]

See also 

  1. Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Human Mind

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