Swami Vivekananda is revered as one of the most prolific thinkers and a guiding light who took India’s message to the entire world. He was born on January 12, 1863 into an aristocratic family in Bengal. His original name was Narendra Nath Datta. He was the chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna and a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.
His life’s mission was to see India and its people rise and reclaim its past glory. His efforts helped in uplifting the destitute section of society and establishing of Dharma. His call for action, his call for strength and renouncement of weakness not only led the foundation for India’s freedom struggle, but also showed the path which Indians must travel to attain progress and well-being.
Today is 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and the whole country rightly celebrates it as National Youth India. According to Swami Vivekananda, The youth of the nation held the key to solve various problems which is being faced by India. He continuously inspire youth to awake, arise and work for the nation and its citizen.
Here are some quotes that summarise Swami Vivekananda’s message for youth.
* I have faith in my country, and especially in the youth of my country. My hope is in you. With an immense amount of feeling and enthusiasm in the blood, will come heroes who will march from one corner of the earth to the other, preaching and teaching the eternal spiritual truths of our forefathers.
* What I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made.
* All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up and express the divinity within you.
* My hope of the future lies in the youths of character, intelligent, renouncing all for the service of others, and obedient- good to themselves and the country at large.