“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”
– Swami Vivekananda
“Thoughts Live.” I have often thought “If someone opened up my forehead and could see into my mind, would they like my thoughts?
That will keep us pure.
And it’s important. Don’t think that just because you don’t say it, people don’t know it. They do. Spiritual intuition picks up on anything, everything.
Think Positively, think Purely. And Life goes well!
Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902): A spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power, Vivekananda crammed immense labor and achievement into his short life. Born in the Datta family of Calcutta, the youthful Vivekananda embraced the agnostic philosophies of the Western mind along with the worship of science.
Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He is perhaps best known for his inspiring speech which began, “Sisters and brothers of America …,” in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. After the Parliament of Religions, he toured many parts of the US as a guest. During a question-answer session at Brooklyn Ethical Society, he remarked— “I have a message to the West as Buddha had a message to the East.” He conducted hundreds of public and private lectures and classes, disseminating tenets of Hindu philosophy in the United States, England and Europe.