26 Insanely Adorable Facts about Swami Vivekananda That Will Make You Open Your Eyes like An Owl

Born as Narendra Dutta, Swami Vivekananda was a great orator, thinker, and passionate patriot. Indians commemorate National Youth Day for observing his birth anniversary on January 12. Among all the monks, Swami Vivekananda’s name flashes clear and bright. He preached about humanity and unity among all the people. He further called in for global integrity…

What does the word “help” actually mean?

“Help” has two different meanings. One is superficial and the other has a certain depth to it. On the superficial plane, ‘help’ is nothing more than a transaction. It’s just a give and take process. Whether you feed the hungry, give clothes to a beggar, donate money to a temple, provide physical protection to someone, conduct a yagna, sacrifice animals, or educate someone, you are only making a transaction. You always desire to get something in the end. The only good quality of such a helpful man is that he is patient. You will find a lot of patience within him. He can wait for a day, week, month, year, or his entire lifetime to reap the reward. But his intentions are not noteworthy because deep down, he is waiting for his reward. He is like a child waiting for his mother to buy him a video-game if he comes first in his class. The only difference is that a grown-up man can hide his childish curiosity behind a mask. He spends his whole life building and repairing his mask because his reality will be revealed once the mask falls down. So the only credit that I will give to a grown-up man is that he is patient. Although, that patience has an extremely negative connotation.

Who is a Child?

A child is the greatest gift of God. He is the messenger of God. He doesn’t have any bearing — either with the past or the future. He is just living in the present. He doesn’t want to accomplish any great things in life. This may sound strange to you — how can someone, who…

Why religion needs to be reborn, rewritten, and revived in every time and age?

Everything that is born will die one day. This notion applies to intangible things like ideas, suggestions, and religion as well. Only ego doesn’t die when you die. It passes from you to your parents, spouse, children, students, disciples, and anyone who comes in contact with you. Since it doesn’t die, it rots. And anything…

The midwife

Two girls, Riya and Priya, were listening a classical song. Riya said ‘Have you heard the new rock song? Everybody is going crazy about it. I have it in my phone. Do you want to listen?’ ‘Sure,’ said Priya. Seeing her friend swing her head in delight Riya said ‘See. I told you the song…

The young man and the old man

An old man and a young man were passing through a foot-over bridge. The old man said ‘You remind me of your dad. Neither of you can run fast. You wouldn’t be surprised to know that he was called slow-po when we studied together in college. Running fast is just not in your genes.’ ‘No…

The shark and the dumb fishes

One day a fish decided to become a hermit. He packed his bag, said goodbye to his family, and started to swim into the deepest recesses of the sea to meditate. Suddenly the whole sea echoed with a thunderous voice. ‘Do you have pepper, cheese, lemon, and mint in your bag?’ asked the voice. The…