Quotes Of Swami – F

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Quotes – F


There is no such thing as failure in the universe. (I. 416)

There is success and failure in every work. (VIII. 430)


The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in God. The new religion says that he is the atheist who does not believe in himself.

Faith is not belief, it is the grasp on the Ultimate, an illumination. (VII. 60)

He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God. (I. 38)

A man must not only have faith but intellectual faith too. (V. 244)

Faith is one of the potent factors of humanity and of all religions. (III. 444)

Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God—this is the secret of greatness. (III. 190)

It is faith that makes a lion of a man. (V. 99)

The essence of our Faith consists simply in this freedom of the Ishta. (V. 235)

So long as you have faith in your guru, nothing will be able to obstruct your way. (V. 106)

This Shraddha must enter into you. (III. 319)


Fame does not pay, nor learning. (IV. 367)

The most insidious is the love of fame. (V. 413)


In ninety cases out of a hundred, fanatics must have bad livers, or they are dyspeptics, or are in some way diseased. By degrees even physicians will find out that fanaticism is a kind of disease.
(Notes from a lecture On Fanaticism)

Fanatics are indeed the sincerest of mankind. (I. 113)

The fanatic loses all power of judgement. (III. 33)

Fanatics only make hatred. (V. 244)

This disease of fanaticism is one of the most dangerous of all diseases. (II. 377)


Each one of us is the maker of his own fate. (III. 125)


Never forget that a man is made great and perfect as much by his faults as by his virtues. (VIII. 269)

We do not look at our own faults; the eyes do not see themselves, they see the eyes of everybody else. (II. 224)


And because that nature is selfless, it is strong and fearless; for only to selfishness comes fear. (II. 357)

Fear is a sign of weakness. (I. 47)

Fear is the mother of all (misery). (I. 480)

Fear ceases, and then alone come perfect happiness and perfect love. (II. 415)

The greatest sin is fear. (V. 35)

Fear is death—fear is the greatest sin. (VII. 200)

Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. (VII. 136)

It is fear alone that is death. (VI. 473)

Fear is the cause of degradation and sin. (III. 160)

It is fear that brings misery, fear that brings death, fear that breeds evil. (III. 160)

It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. (III. 321)

It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. (III. 321)

It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. (III. 321)

Fear is one of our worst enemies. (VIII. 4)

The moment you fear, you are nobody. (III. 321)

Those who are protected by the Lord must be above fear(VI. 342)


You are fearless and deathless only when you are the universe. (III. 417)


The only religion that ought to be taught is the religion of fearlessness. (III. 160)


It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God. (II. 307)

It is through the feelings that the highest secrets are reached. (III. 318)

Feeling is the soul, the secret of everything. (VII. 407)


We can have no idea of a thing unless it is finite. (VI. 108)


The flesh and the devil are but degrees of difference from God Himself.


Certain regulations as to food are necessary; we must use that food which brings us the purest mind. (I. 136)

Pure food brings a pure mind and in a pure mind is a constant memory of God. (IV. 6)

Pure food, no doubt, helps pure thought; it has an intimate connection; both ought to be there. (III. 339)

All exciting food should be avoided. (IV. 4)


Force cannot exist without matter. (I. 395)

No force can die, no matter can be annihilated. (II. 231)

Every force completes a circuit. (VI. 138)


Whatever is form must break some time or other. (I. 494)

Everything that occupies space has form. (VI. 21)

The forms have value only so far as they are expressions of the life within. (III. 68)

The forms are evanescent; but the spirit, being in the Lord and of the Lord, is immortal and omnipresent.(VII. 500)

All forms are transitory, that is why all religions say ‘God has no form’. (VIII. 16)

Everything that has form must have a beginning and an end. (II. 254)

Everything which has names and forms is transient. (II. 315-16)

Everything that has name and form must begin in time, exist in time, and end in time. (II. 316)

Everything which has name and form must die. (II. 316)


Only the free have free will. (VII. 99)

Duty ceases for him who is free. (VIII. 26)

He who asserts he is free, shall be free. (VI. 311)

To be free one must be above the laws of nature. (VI. 84)

What you do not make free, will never grow. (II. 115)

The solution of the Vedanta is that we are not bound, we are free already. (II. 197-98)

If you dare declare that you are free, free you are this moment. (II. 350)

The unchangeable alone can be free and, therefore, immortal. (IV. 256)

We must always bear in mind that we are not going to be free, but are free already. (III. 16)

We, we, and none else, are responsible for what we suffer.(III. 125)

There is something in us which is free and permanent.(IV. 255-56)

We have got to work and worship and struggle to be free. (III. 16)

No man is free who is subject to the bondage of matter. (III. 139)

He (free man) does good, because it is his nature, not because any fancied duty commands it. (VIII. 26)

It is man’s ceaseless endeavour to become free. (I. 335)

We want to know in order to make ourselves free. (IV. 240)

If we are not free, how can we hope to make the world better? (IV. 190)

The free must certainly be beyond cause and effect. (I. 254)

A man should be free to think, especially spiritual thoughts. (VIII. 302)

To have nobody to care for and never minding who cares for one is the way to be free. (VIII. 414)

A perfect, free being cannot have any desire. (II. 261)


All our struggle is for freedom. We seek neither misery nor happiness, but freedom, freedom alone.
(From a lecture Nov 1895; as quoted by Sister Nivedita)

The constitutional belief in freedom is the basis of all reasoning.

The goal of the soul is freedom. (III. 127)

‘Freedom, O Freedom ! Freedom, O Freedom !’ is the song of the soul. (I. 335)

Freedom is its (self’s) nature, its birthright. (II. 323)

Freedom is its (self’s) watchword. (II. 323)

Everywhere we see this assertion of freedom, this freedom of the soul. (II. 400)

Freedom is of the nature of the soul, it is its birthright. (II. 282)

The search for freedom is the search of all religions. (II. 400)

This freedom is the goal towards which we are all moving. (II. 256)

Freedom is the motive of the universe, freedom its goal. (V. 434)

Freedom is the goal. (V. 289)

What is the goal? It is freedom. (VI. 57)

Freedom is the one goal of all nature, sentient or insentient; and consciously or unconsciously, everything is struggling towards that goal. (I. 109)

All nature is crying through all the atoms for one thing— its perfect freedom. (IV. 241)

Freedom is the goal of the Universe. (VIII. 344)

Every one is struggling for freedom—from the atom to the star. (V. 288)

Let us then be brave and sincere : whatever path we follow with devotion, must take us to freedom. (VIII. 27)

Within ourselves is this eternal voice speaking of eternal freedom; its music is eternally going on. (II. 325)

Freedom is the test of the higher being. (VIII. 40)

To become pure is the shortest path to freedom. (VIII. 15)

Freedom is never to be reached by the weak. (I. 146)

No freedom without renunciation. (VI. 505)

We seek neither misery nor happiness, but freedom.(VIII. 250)

What we want is freedom, not life, nor pleasure, nor good.(VIII. 30; VII. 12)

Only freedom can produce true morality. (VIII. 27)

Freedom means immortality. (VI. 84)

Nature with its infinite power is only a machine; freedom alone constitutes sentient life. (V. 289)

Freedom already is. (V. 317)

Man has freedom already, but he will have to discover it. (V. 288)

To advance oneself towards freedom—physical, mental, and spiritual—and help others to do so, is the supreme prize of man. (V. 147)

The word freedom which is the watchword of our religion really means freedom physically, mentally, and spiritually. (V. 216)

Freedom in all matters, i.e. advance towards Mukti is the worthiest gain of man. (V. 147)

We say that it is freedom that we are to seek, and that that freedom is God. (V. 288)

There is no other purpose in life, save to reach this freedom. (I. 340)

The goal of all nature is freedom, and freedom is to be attained only by perfect unselfishness. (I. 110)

Freedom is not here, but is only to be found beyond. (I. 99)

Freedom breathes in the throb of the universe. (I. 338)

Freedom is inseparably connected with immortality. (VI. 84)

We never get freedom until we are self-contained. (VII. 91)

Freedom is to lose all illusions. (VII. 34)

In and through all the literature voicing man’s struggle towards freedom, towards universal freedom, again and again you find the Indian Vedantic ideals coming out prominently. (III. 189)

Wherever there is life, there is this search for freedom and that freedom is the same as God. (I. 337)

We are here for freedom, for knowledge. (IV. 239)

The greatest goodness is the highest freedom. (VI. 100)

Freedom means independence of anything outside, and that means that nothing outside itself could work upon it as a cause. (II. 196)

There is no freedom until you go beyond Maya. (III. 14)

There is no freedom in Maya. (III. 14)

Not one atom can rest until it finds its freedom. (VII. 99)

The highest state is when we have no desires, but the two are opposite poles of the same existence. (II. 261-62)

Every man has to make his own choice; so has every nation. (III. 221)

Whether we know it or not, whether we are conscious or unconscious of it, we are all working to get out of the dream of the world. (I. 99)

We must inform our minds that no one in this universe depends upon us. (I. 89)

No one was ever bound. (I. 500)

Everything in the universe is struggling for liberty. (VIII. 249)

Liberty is the only condition of growth. (IV. 346)

Liberty is the first condition of growth. (III. 246)

There cannot be any growth without liberty. (IV. 367)

Denial of the will to live, knowledge, and samesightedness is the trinity of liberation. (VIII. 344)

Liberation consists in knowing our unity with the wonderful Impersonality. (III. 129)


Friendship with many is good at a distance. (Letter to Sister Nivedita dated 29th July 1897)


Criticism and destruction are of no avail. (VI. 142)

Idle gossip and barren ceremonials won’t do. (VI. 293)


Out of the past is built the future. (III. 285-86)

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