Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success
– Swami Vivekananda.
Today is Swami Vivekananda‘s birthday .
So long as even a single dog in my country is without food my whole religion is to feed it and serve it, anything excluding that is unreligious.
Born in a country with such great values , I feel guilty to be a part of the generation that thrives on materialism.
While I sit here thinking about what has led to this dramatic change where society just so happens to be so uneven , filled with highs and lows , I can’t but feel sad that I still haven’t done much about it.
I just happened to be watching the
bbcworld , when a program on the condition of the Sindh province after the recent flood , was aired , It showed the once home of the Great Indus Valley Civilization reduced to nothing but a large lake , and how the people there were suffering , and how the government was so corrupt that they were stealing even the aid from the World Food Programme , then I realised that the situation back home in India is really no different.
Even though India surely has enough money to alleviate poverty entirely ,it still hasn’t been solved . Instead it is spent on more important things , like laundering the money for personal uses , Spending Crores of rupees on buying Cricketers in the IPL auction , Buying fancy cars which guzzle petrol . Things like this are way more important than feeding a poor person , helping the farmer , without whom we would all starve .
India has truly started to follow the great American culture of Living on Excess , and then paying a small fee to alleviate the guilt .
This is truly definitely not the country that our freedom fighters envisioned , this is probably their worst nightmare !
Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.
Vedantas as told by Swami Vivekananda .