Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

My Message to the Youth – Swami Vivekananda

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. And this is the great work before you. Each one of you has a glorious future if you dare believe me. Have tremendous faith in yourselves, like the faith I had when I was a child, and which I am working out now. Have that faith, each one of you, in yourself — that eternal power is lodged in every soul — and you will revive the whole of India. Ay, we will then go to every country under the sun, and our ideas will before long be a component of the many forces that are working to make up every nation in the world. We must enter into the life of every race in India and abroad; we shall have to work to bring this about.We must go out, we must conquer the world through our spirituality and philosophy. There is no other alternative, we must do it or die. The only condition of national life, of awakened and vigorous national life, is the conquest of the world by Indian thought.

Now for that, I want young men. “It is the young, the strong, and healthy, of sharp intellect that will reach the Lord”, say the Vedas. This is the time to decide your future — while you possess the energy of youth, not when you are worn out and jaded, but in the freshness and vigour of youth. Work — this is the time; for the freshest, the untouched, and unsmelled flowers alone are to be laid at the feet of the Lord, and such He receives. Rouse yourselves, therefore, for life is short. A far greater work is this sacrifice of yourselves for the benefit of your race, for the welfare of humanity. I will tell you in plain language that you work best when you work for others. The best work that you ever did for yourselves was when you worked for others. This life is short, vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; Stand up and express the divinity within you. Therefore, “Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.”

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    Sunil

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    Wonderful words

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    priyanga

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    really greatest man.he said some important points related youth powers. we could understand all that point. really good. you supporting only for young people. definitely we show the power of youth. plz give some opportunity because then only they prove themselves. today’s youth is tomorrow’s future. love u Sir.

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      chandu

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      he said some imprtant points related youth??No.He said lots of valuble words for youth….

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    NAGARAJAN priyanka

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    ITS fact in the real world. HE is an one of the role model in my life.

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    Ritika

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    To motivate someone, we should learn that from swami vivekanand

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    yasaswini

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    I LOVE SWAMI VIVEKANANDA …..WORLDS BEST TEACHER ………

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    Shibam Kar

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    Swami Vivekananda, was a great energetic man. I love him.

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    Rohit Singh

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    He is the real hero of india

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    Sanket singh

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    Guru Dev I pledge that I will make your dream come true.

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    Sanket K. Borhade

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    He is real motivator to modern indian youth…….

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    Priti S. Banerjee

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    His words are really inspiring

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    Nikhila

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    “He who wants to serve the father must serve the children first …He who wants to serve shiva must serve his children must serve all creatures in this world first”-swami vivekananda…who was the spirit of youth

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    vikash singh

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    Swami ji is always stand in front of us and also in our mind in our breathes…
    we will always follows the massage which are given by Swami JI..

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    Lalit

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    I think the conquest of the world by indian thought is almost complete.
    Now is the need to build a strong and peaceful India with the same valour and fearlessness thought by Swami Vivekananda

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    ravi teja

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    We the youth can aviod all our miserys by following swami vivekananda

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    gayathri ragothaman

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    I became devotee of Swami Vivekananda some kind of spiritual feeling is always in his words definitely we the youth will make our country proud

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    Chetan Kulkarni

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    I love my India . inspired by swamiji

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    bhanu(lakshmi charitable trust)

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    i am very much inspired by swami vivekananda

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    Subhashree dey

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    He is a real hero

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    priya

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    Sir your thoughts is too good and we youngster follow them at any cost

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    satyanarayan ghosh

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    i am delighted for being a follower of Swamiji

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    Swapnil Hingwe

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    Swami Vivekananda : A Lion,A Roar….!!!!!!

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    dikshita kashyap

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    It is the philosophy of this great man that can bring order out of chaos that is happening in India. The dream that Swamiji envisioned for India and its future can only be fulfilled if his thoughts and philosophy reach the youth who day by day are drawn toward the evils of society. Today’s youth are the future of the nation and if they try to walk in the path laid by Swamiji, India will be a far more better country to live in.

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    himavanth

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    swami vivekananda, have kept his word, yes he took birth again and again. yes, he lives in all those moments when each of us help those hands in need of it, he lives in all those selfless thoughts that rush through the door of our brain, when we realise the duty that we are destined with. he lives in all those souls which have digested the truth that soul is eternal and death is same as birth, and are ready to leave their breath for the world around them. so never get down in your spirit saying that there is no one to save this world, instead try to wake up the swamiji lying within you.

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      Shobhit Saheb Dey

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      What you said is the bitter truth of the nation and this truth really expresses the soul cause of the need of another Swami Vivekananda today.

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    Aheli Dey

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    It is unfathomable to measure his depth.No one like him, so courageous,so intellectual, has been born ever.But I want to tell Swamiji,” You said you wanted to born again and again on Earth to rescue us …..but you have not kept your promise.Where are you?There is not a single man or woman to save India from its extreme downfall and corruption.Today I tell you with tears in my eyes that your message for the youths have not touched their hearts.Instead of improving India they are spoiling the fate of India.Why,what will the young generation learn from their elders?Nothing.Because the elders are themselves wrong.In schools the students know how to humiliate teachers, they learn to speak slangs,they call their forefathers hypocrites and learns to arrogantly argue well and imitate other’s negatives.Oh Swamiji !Look with your own eyes the deeds of immature man in a mature world and lovely India created by you.It is a pity that nobody has followed your path.”

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    nagaraj

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    he is real hero !

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    subha

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    kevalama irukku

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    kalyani suresh

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    leaves me spell bound

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      Sanjay

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      He is A Real Hero of Indians ( Swami Vivekanand)

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    jyoti

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    These views are amazing but which type of youth follow or understand this.

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    ashu

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    right said but they did not give a brief sketch of what to do

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    shrikant

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    This is truth message for Indian youth …………..because present situation of India and its youth power is going to down stairs.

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    kanagasundar

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    awesome

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    SHOBANA PRIYA ANAND

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    A poem dedicated to Swami:

    Oh Behold! my fingers start trembling,
    A shock of nerves keep me mumbling.

    To even be touched upon by His ( Swami’s) words,
    We are blessed by the Almighty’s swords

    To listen to the sweetness of his thunderous words
    We are bestowed with Her gracious pearls

    To read his prophetic experiences
    Leads me into my spiritual trances!

    Oh How I long to be reborn as Sister Nivedita
    Lucky is her soul to hear Her Master’s Advaita

    Yes, I am the most fortunate
    To have been inspired by the Infinite

    Glory unto the 4 gems of Yoga: Karma, Raja, Jnana and Bhakthi
    You are free to chose your path

    Thank you Swami for ever we are indebted
    This Motherland of yours stands re-invented!!!!

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      kalyani suresh

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      very good poem

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      abirami

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      awsome poem

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    S.Rajkumar

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    He is a hero of the Youth…

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    Madhava Bharathi

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    Please place Photo of swami Vivekananda because his very look will inspire many ………………

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    Madhava Bharathi

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    The architect of Modern India and its youth swami vivekananda………

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    Madhava Bharathi

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    Electrifying words of swami vivekananda………

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      vishnu

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      sresht

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