Sunday, January 27, 2008

On pride as a Hindu-SV

Ay, when a man has begun to hate himself, then the last blow has come. When a man has begun to be ashamed of his ancestors, the end has come. Here am I, one of the least of the Hindu race, yet proud of my race, proud of my ancestors. I am proud to call myself a Hindu. I am proud that I am one of your worthy servants. I am proud that I am a countryman of yours, you the descendents of the sages, you the descendents of the most glorious Rishis the world ever saw. Therefore, have faith in yourself, be proud of your ancestors, instead of being ashamed of them.

-Swami Vivekananda

Friday, January 11, 2008


Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in His
protection, His justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His Love,
and His omnipresence. ...To be fit for Self-realization,
man must be fearless.
(Paramahansa Yogananda, `God Talks With Arjuna--The Bhagavad Gita')