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A Rare Conversation between Ramkrishna Paramahansa & Swami Vivekananda on Happiness

Ramkrishna Paramahansa & Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda - RamkrishnaSwami VivekanandaThis is a great conversation between Ramkrishna Paramahansa & Swami Vivekananda. Please share with the next generation or read it loud to the family members.

  • Vivekanand: I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.
    Ramkrishna: Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.
  • Vivekanand: Why has life become complicated now?
    Ramkrishna: Stop analyzing life… It makes it complicated. Just live it.
  • Vivekanand: Why are we then constantly unhappy?
    Ramkrishna: Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.
  • Vivekanand: Why do good people always suffer?
    Ramkrishna: Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.
    With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.
  • Vivekanand: You mean to say such experience is useful?
    Ramkrishna: Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons later.
  • Vivekanand: Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…
    Ramkrishna: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.
  • Vivekanand: Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?
    Ramkrishna: Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.
  • Vivekanand: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
    Ramkrishna: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
  • Vivekanand: What surprises you about people?
    Ramkrishna: When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?”
  • Vivekanand: How can I get the best out of life?
    Ramkrishna: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
  • Vivekanand: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
    Ramkrishna: There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

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Swami Vivekananda – 7 Big Thoughts from Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda’s 7 Big Thoughts

Swami Vivekananda – A Great Thinker, A Spiritual Leader, A Great Orator Hindu Monk

Swami Vivekananda
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Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu Monk and one of the most revered spiritual Indian leader. He was a great thinker and here in this article we are mentioning about 7 of his given thoughts. Below given are 7 little truths told by Swami Vivekananda which we think are 7 big thoughts.


1st Big Thought:
Don’t let someone become a priority in your life, when you are just an option in their life. Relationships work best when they are balanced…


 2nd Big Thought:
Never explain yourself to anyone. Because the person who likes you doesn’t need it and the person who doesn’t like you won’t believe it…


 3rd Big Thought:
When you keep saying you are busy, then you are never free. When you keep saying you have no time, then you will never have time. When you keep saying that you will do it tomorrow, then your tomorrow will never come…


 4th Big Thought:
When we wake up in the morning, we have two simple choices. Go back to sleep and dream, or wake up and chase those dreams.
Choice is yours…


 5th Big Thought:
We make them cry who care for us.    We cry for those who never care for us. And we care for those who will never cry for us. This is the truth of life, it’s strange but true. Once you realize this, it’s never too late to change…


 6th Big Thought:
Don’t make promises when you are in joy. Don’t reply when you are sad.
Don’t take decision when you are angry. Think twice, act once…


 7th Big Thought:
Time is like river. You can’t touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again


Someone Asked Swami Vivekananda:
“What is poison?”
He had given a great answer:
“Everything excess in life, is poison”


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