Saturday, July 30, 2011


" Death means only a change of garment. What of it? Thus fight! You gain nothing by becoming cowards. Taking a step backward, you do not avoid any misfortune. You have cried to all the GODS IN THE WORLD. Has misery ceased? The masses in India cry to SIXTY MILLION GODS, and still DIE LIKE DOGS.

Where are these gods?

The gods come to help you when you have succeeded. So what is the use? DIE GAME.This bending the knee to superstitions, this selling yourself to your own mind does not befit you, my soul. You are infinite, deathless, birthless. Because you are infinite spirit, it does not befit you to be a slave. Arise! Awake! Stand up and fight! DIE IF YOU MUST. There is none to help you. You are all the world. WHO CAN HELP YOU ? "

- Swami Vivekananda
Delivered In San Francisco, on May 28, 1900
[Page 38 from the book " Bhagavad Gita as Viewed by Swami Vivekananda ]

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