Suddenly he exclaimed, pointing to us, "You are all studying different schools of European philosophy and metaphysics and learning new facts about nationalities and countries; can you tell me what is the grandest of all the truths in life?"
We began to think, but could not make out what he wanted us to say. As none put forth any reply, he exclaimed in his inspiring language:
"Look here — we shall all die! Bear this in mind always, and then the spirit within will wake up. Then only, meanness will vanish from you, practicality in work will come, you will get new vigour in mind and body, and those who come in contact with you will also feel that they have really got something uplifting from you."
- Swami Vivekananda
THINK OF DEATH ALWAYS AND NEW LIFE WILL COME WITHIN —WORK FOR OTHERS — GOD THE LAST REFUGE
[Shri Surendra Nath Das Gupta]