Strength is life, weakness is death says Swami Vivekananda. So, how do we understand strength as per Swami? Through his Gospel of Strength a fantastic pocket book from the RK Math book collection.
What is the Synonym of Strength?
Dictionary has an answer for the above question & you also will for sure have an answer, but I have a real answer for this question. If you listen to my answer even you will accept the truth that my answer is correct one. Then what is my Answer? It is Swami Vivekananda.
Don’t you agree? Of course, you would because he was a Daring and heroic monk who has come into this world to transform every other person in this world to Hero like him. Let me tell you about a book containing the explanation of his Own name (Strength) in his own words. The book is Gospel of Strength.
Gospel of Strength
This is a wonderful book published by RK Math which has to be read by everyone for sure who are in hunger of strength & I promise you a rich meal you can enjoy through this book. His words still ring in my mind
Strength, Strength, Strength alone is needed and everything else would automatically follow.
I would like to portray some of the masterpieces from this book so that you will get a dose of Drug – Strength.
Strength is nothing but a drug
A person who is Strong is never influenced by others and in turn, he influences others with his behavior and attitude. But, the difference between actual drugs and this drug is very interesting
Drug Addict Vs. Strength Addict
- A Person addicted to drugs is blamed while person addicted to Strength is Worshiped.
- A person addicted to drugs will be left alone while the other is followed by millions.
- One cannot perform a single work assigned to him properly while the other cannot perform any small work improperly (cannot do even a single mistake).
- One is an Idiot while the other is an Idol (Ideal).
- One is a slave to the Drug & everyone while the other is a slave to Himself & the supreme personality alone.
- One is a problem to everyone including himself while the other is the solution to any problem which ever exists in the world.
- One says Drug is Life & it alone is life while the other says Strength is Life, Weakness is death.
The one great question asked by Vedanta is : Why are people so afraid ? The answer is they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others. We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything for ourselves. We want a personal god, a saviour or a prophet to do everything for us..If everything is done for a man by another he will lose the use of his own limbs. Anything that is done by another never can be ours… All this running after help is foolishness..
He also says – We human beings are very slow to recognize our own faults, so long as we can lay the blame upon somebody else. Men, in general, lay all the blame of life on their fellow-men, or, failing that, on GOD, or they conjure up a ghost and say it is fate. Where is fate, and what is fate? We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.
The above words are containing the whole essence of pro-active behavior which is being positioned as an Important formula for Success nowadays. Pro-active – The ability to take responsibility for your actions (says Stephen R. Covey), this means that we should take the responsibility for our actions and should not blame anyone for the result. What you Sow is what you Reap this is universal law everyone is forgetting in this digital world and are blaming every possible thing for their failure – You will never reap an apple fruit by sowing a mango seed, similarly if you sow the seeds of success then definitely you shall reap success only there is no alternative for that. If you are reaping failure though you are sowing success then it can be seen in the other way that you have to patiently wait for the fruit as the time taken for a sowed mango seed to give out mangoes is very long when compared to sowed rice grain.
Be Strong. Be manly.
I have respect even for a wicked person so long as he is manly and strong, for his strength someday make him give up his wickedness, and even renounce all work for selfish ends. It will thus eventually bring him to the Truth.
He insists that only a Strong mind and body can withstand any suffering or problem in this world and then he Roars like a lion saying Stand up, Be Bold, Arise, Awake and know your strength.
The weak have no place here, in this life or in any other life. Weakness leads to slavery. Weakness leads to all kinds of misery, physical and mental. Weakness is death. There are hundreds and thousands of microbes surrounding us, but they cannot harm us unless we become weak, until the body is ready and predisposed to receive them. There may be a million microbes of misery floating about us. Never mind! They dare not approach us, they have no power to get a hold on us, until the mind is weakened.
The Remedy to Strength is not brooding over weakness but thinking of strength – Swami Vivekananda
The above are some of the diamonds from the book. I will keep updating this post with the latest diamonds once I find them and one more thing I insist everyone to dive into the diamond cave of the book and get as many diamonds as possible. However, I have found one app in Google Play store consisting of the quotes given in the book – Gospel of Strength
Be Strong Be Happy… Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.
If you are really my Children, you will fear nothing, you will stop nothing, You will be like Lions. – Swami Vivekananda
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