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Inspirational Thoughts


Be free; hope for nothing from anyone. I am sure if you look back upon your lives you will find that you were always vainly trying to get help from others which never came. All the help that has come was from within yourselves.

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Whose meditation is real and effective? Who can really resign himself to the will of God? Who can utter with power irresistible like that of a thunderbolt, the name of the Lord? It is he…whose mind has been purified by work…. Every individual is a center for the manifestation of a certain force. This force has been stored up as the resultant of our previous works, and each one of us is born with this force at his back. So long as this force has not worked itself out, who can possibly remain quiet and give up work? Until then, he will have to enjoy or suffer according to the fruition of his good or bad work and will be irresistibly impelled to work. Since enjoyment and work cannot be given up til then, is it not better to do good rather than bad works – to enjoy happiness rather than suffer misery?

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Those who are always downhearted and dispirited in this life can do no work; from life to life they come and go wailing and moaning. “The earth is enjoyed by heroes” – this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” Tell this to everybody – “Have no fear.” Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in this world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.

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Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore, make your own future.

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One word of truth can never be lost; for ages it may be hidden under rubbish, but it will show itself sooner or later. Truth is indestructible, virtue is indestructible, purity is indestructible.​

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Dear Friends:

The Vedanta Center will be closed for the summer recess during the months of July and August 2022. Classes and services are suspended and will resume in September. We offer our best wishes for a spiritually invigorating summer to all our friends and well wishers.​