quote by Swami Vivekananda

As long as we require someone else to make us happy, we are slaves.

— Swami Vivekananda

Surprising Bondage quotations

To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self. By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss.

Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us.

It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.

At this unprecedented juncture in our history I have a word for you.

Do not be disheartened by our temporary defeat ; be cheerful and optimistic. Above all, never lose your faith in the destiny of India. There is no power on earth which can keep India in bondage. India will be free and, that too, soon. JAl-HIND !

The only conversion involved in Vipassana is from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation.

Too long have the workers of the world waited for some Moses to lead them out of bondage... I would not lead you out if I could; for if you could be led out, you could be led back again. I would have you make up your minds there is nothing that you cannot do for yourselves.

Our Lord Himself, I saw alone in him, both in his and my part of this Venerable Sacrament. For, Oh, Amabilia! How awful those words of unloosing, after thirty years of bondage! I felt as if my chains fell, as those of Saint Peter at the touch of the divine messenger. My God, what new scenes for my soul!

Aversion is a form of bondage. We are tied to what we hate or fear. That is why, in our lives, the same problem, the same danger or difficulty, will present itself over and over again in various prospects, as long as we continue to resist or run away from it instead of examining it and solving it.

Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.

It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

Rather than converting people from one organised religion to another organised religion, we should try to convert people from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation and from cruelty to compassion.

The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

The same Power that brought the slave out of bondage will, in His own good time and way, bring about the emancipation of women, and make her the equal in power and dominion that she was in the beginning.

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.

If you're involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it's bondage.

It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement.

Bondage is of the mind; freedom too is of the mind. If you say 'I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me' free you shall be.

Everything, husband, wife, or even the body, is only illusory.

These are all shackles of illusion. Unless you can free yourself from these bondages, you will never be able to go to the other shore of the world.

Woman has so long been subject to the disabilities and restrictions with which her progress has been embarrassed that she has become enervated, her mind to some extent paralyzed; and like those still more degraded by personal bondage she hugs her chains.

As a Muslim woman, I’ve been liberated from a silent kind of bondage.

I don’t answer to the slaves of God on earth. I answer to their King.

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.

Some people are into bondage... and some people are into crossdressing.. . and some people are into Coldplay. It's okay, I don't mind being a fetish.

There's always one who loves and one who lets himself be loved.

By Revolution, we mean the ultimate establishment of an order of society which may not be threatened by such breakdown, and in which the sovereignty of the proletariat should be recognized and a world federation should redeem humanity from the bondage of capitalism and misery of imperial wars.

Freedom is from something. What are you to be free from? Obviously, you must be free from the person you take yourself to be, for it is the idea you have of yourself that keeps you in bondage.

But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and it may exist even when the body is in bondage.

A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.

No love is Love that subjugates the Lover.

No love is Love that feeds on flesh and blood. No love is Love that draws a woman to a man only to breed more women and men and thus perpetuate their bondage to the flesh.

You have trusted Him as your dying Savior;

now trust Him as your living Savior. Just as much as He came to deliver you from future punishment did He also come to deliver you from present bondage. Just as truly as He came to bear your stripes for you has He come to live your life for you.

If we fail to see that there are powers that cause people to be bowed down in bondage, we are going to fight the wrong battle.

When we surrender every area of our lives- including our finances-to God, then we are free to trust Him to meet our needs. But if we would rather hold tightly to those things that we possess, then we find ourselves in bondage to those very things.

Nothing perceivable is real.Your attachment is your bondage. You cannot control the future.There is no such thing as free will. Will is bondage.You identify yourself with your desires and become their slave.

In her present ignorance, woman's religion, instead of making her noble and free, by the wrong application of great principles ofright and justice, has made her bondage but more certain and lasting, her degradation more hopeless and complete.

The effect of Welfarism on freedom will be felt later on - after its beneficiaries have become its victims, after dependence on government has turned into bondage and it is too late to unlock the jail.

Our life is a reflection of what we believe we deserve.

As we deepen our acceptance of and open ourselves to the Infinite love of the universe, a new power flows through us, releasing us from the bondage of our old way of life.

He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.

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