Quotes Of Swami – N

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Quotes – N


The more strength is infused into the national life, the more will language, art, and music, etc. become spontaneously instinct with ideas and life. (VI. 189)

Each nation has a mission for the world. (VIII. 75)

As soon as its mission is destroyed, the nation collapses. (VIII. 75)

Each nation must give in order to live. (III. 273)

Each nation has its own peculiar method of work. (III. 314)

Each nation has its own peculiarity and individuality with which it is born. (III. 148)

Each nation has a destiny to fulfil, each nation has a message to deliver, each nation has a mission to accomplish. (III. 369)

We cannot be twisted and tortured into the shape of other nations. (III. 219)

Giving up the senses makes a nation survive. (III. 205)

Each nation has a theme: everything else is secondary.(V. 210)

A nation is sure to die when the main purpose of its life is hurt. (V. 457)

A nation that has no history of its own has nothing in this world. (V. 365)

A nation is advanced in proportion as education and intelligence spread among the masses. (IV. 482)

In the well-being of one’s own nation is one’s own wellbeing.(IV. 472)

In each nation, as in music, there is a main note, a central theme, upon which all others turn. (V. 210)

Great enterprise, boundless courage, tremendous energy,and, above all, perfect obedience—these are the only traits that lead to individual and national regeneration. (VI. 349)

Bearing this in mind we shall be in a better position to understand why, for our national welfare, we must first seek out at the present day all the spiritual forces of the race, as was done in days of yore and will be done in all times to come. (III. 371)


There is no progression or digression in nature.(VIII. 157)

Nature is homogenous. (VI. 34)

Nature is itself differentiation. (VI. 94)

Nature is name and form. (VIII. 247)

Nature also is nothing but a mass of contradictions. (VI. 117)

Nature is all this force, whether expressed as matter or mind. (VIII. 246)

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

Nature is but the mirror of our own selves. (VIII. 26)

Nature’s justice is uniformly stern and unrelenting.(V. 240)

To give and take is the law of nature. (V. 356)

Nature grinds all of us. (IV. 247)

Nature has no light of its own. (I. 255)

Nature itself cannot destroy nature. (III. 161)

Man is not to regard nature as his goal, but something higher. (II. 64)

Our essential nature always remains the same. (II. 356)

Goodness is our nature, purity is our nature, and that nature can never be destroyed. (II. 356)

Good is our nature, perfection is our nature, not imperfection, not impurity. (III. 377)

There is no supernatural, says the Yogi, but there are in nature gross manifestations and subtle manifestations.(I. 122)

In nature alone are forms. (I. 495)

All are helped on by nature. (I. 89)

The more you fly from nature, the more she follows you;and if you do not care for her at all, she becomes your slave. (I. 263)

Nature is like that screen which is hiding the reality beyond. (II. 82)

Uniformity is the rigorous law of nature; what once happened can happen always. (I. 127)

Nature never has power over you. (II. 128)

Nature is conquered by man everyday. (II. 465)

Nothing ever changes your nature, or ever will. (III. 9)

We are at the beck and call of nature. (IV. 247)

Every one acts according to his own nature. (VI. 48)

To worship is inherent in every man’s nature; only the highest philosophy can rise to pure abstraction.(VIII. 33)

Man is born to conquer nature and not to follow it. (V. 409)

The more you fly from nature, the more she follows you; and if you do not care for her at all, she becomes your slave.
(Raja Yoga: Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms. Chapter II – Concentration: Its practice)

He who has conquered the internal nature controls the whole universe; it becomes his servant.
(Raja Yoga: Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms. Chapter II – Concentration: Its practice)


Nirvana is the realization of the Self. (VIII. 12)

Nirvana can be attained here and now, that we do not have to wait for death to reach it. (V. 284)


Why should we expect anything in return for what we do ? (I. 77)

Without non-attachment there cannot be any kind of yoga. (I. 101)

It is the theory of non-attachment, to be attached to nothing while doing our work of life. (I. 87)

First, we have to attain this state of non-attachment and then to work incessantly. (I. 101)

That is the secret; that non-attachment. (V. 254)

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