These are really inspiring …
Arise!! Awake!! And stop Not till The goal is reached.
Strength is life; weakness is death.
vivekananda about patriotism –
They talk of patriotism. I believe in patriotism, and I also have my own ideal of patriotism. Three things are necessary for great achievements :
First, feel from the heart. What is in the intellect or reason? It goes a few steps and there it stops. But through the heart comes inspiration.
Love opens the most impossible gates; love is the gate to all the secrets in the universe. Feel, therefore, my would-be reformers, my would-be patriots! Do you feel? Do you feel that the millions and millions of the descendants of gods and of sages have become next-door neighbours to brutes? Do you feel that millions have been starving today, and millions have been starving for ages? Do you feel that ignorance has come over the land as a dark crowd? Does it make you restless? Does it make you sleepless? Has it gone over your blood, coursing through your veins, becoming consonanant with your heart-beats? Has it made you almost mad? Are you seized with the one idea of misery and ruin, and have you forgotten all about your name, your fame, your wives, your children, your property, even your own bodies? Have you done that? This is the first step to become a patriot, the very first step…….
You may feel, then; but instead of spending your energies on frothy talk, have you found any way out, any practical solution, some help instead of condemnation, some sweet words to soothe their miseries, to bring them out of this living death?
Yet that is not all.
Have you got the will to surmount mountain high obstructions?
If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right? If your wives and children are against you, if all your money goes, your name dies, your wealth vanishes, would you still stick to it? Would you still pursue it and go on steadily towards your own goal?
India will b raised not with the power of flesh but with the power of spirit; not with flag of destruction but with the flag of peace and love;the garb of sanyasinn;not with the power of wealth but with the power of begging bowl.