Words of silence

When Buddha got enlightened on that full moon day in the month of May, he maintained silence for a whole week. All the angels in the heaven got frightened. They knew that it was only once in a millennium that someone blossoms like Buddha. They requested him to say something. He said, “Those who know, know even without my saying it and those who do not know will not know even by my saying it.”

Buddha said, “Words cannot convey it. As many scriptures in the past have revealed, truth begins where words end.”

The angels said, “What you say is right. But consider those who are in between, who are neither fully enlightened nor totally ignorant. For them, a few words will give a push. For their sake, you speak and every word of yours will create silence.”

The purpose of words is to create silence. If words create more noise, they have not reached their goal.

— from Buddha, Manifestation of Silence
[courtesy – a facebook post from Sri RaviShankar]

Life is strength, weakness is death

When I Asked God for Strength
He Gave Me
Difficult Situations to Face

When I Asked God for Brain & Brown
He Gave Me
Puzzles in Life to Solve

When I Asked God for Happiness
He Showed Me
Some Unhappy People

When I Asked God for Wealth
He Showed Me
How to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Favors
He Showed Me
Opportunities to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Peace
He Showed Me
How to Help Others

God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
He Gave Me
Everything I Needed

Thoughts for the day

* Each day, life will send you little windows of oppurtunity. Your destiny will utimately be defined by how you respond to these windows of oppurtunity.

* As you live your days, so you craft your life.

* Screw-ups are the mark of excellence.

* Real risk lies in riskless living.

* Reading a book by someone you respect allows some of their brilliance to rub off on you.

Inspiring Quotes and notes of Swami vivekananda !!!

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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.