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"God can be realized; one can see and talk to Him as I am seeing and talking to you. But who cares? People shed torrents of tears for their wife and children, for wealth or property, but who does so for the sake of God? If one weeps sincerely for Him, He surely manifests Himself." - Sri Ramakrishna



Quotes : Swami Vivekananda : Ethics


"Renunciation is the very basis upon which ethics stands. There never was an ethical code preached which had not renunciation for its basis." - Swami Vivekananda
"Ethics always says, "Not I, but thou." Its motto is, "Not self, but non-self." The vain ideas of individualism, to which man clings when he is trying to find that Infinite Power or that Infinite Pleasure through the senses, have to be given up--say the laws of ethics. You have to put yourself last, and others before you. The senses say, "Myself first." Ethics says, "I must hold myself last." Thus, all codes of ethics are based upon this renunciation; destruction, not construction, of the individual on the material plane." - Swami Vivekananda


Quotes : Swami Vivekananda


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