A hundred and twenty years ago, Swami Vivekananda was a famous Hindu monk, who had toured America and was giving a series of lectures around the UK about his beliefs. By openly discussing his own particular philosophy, Swami is credited with raising interfaith awareness and introducing Indian philosophy, including Yoga, to the western world.
Here are some great quotes I have discovered:
“Whatever you think, that you will be.
If you think yourself weak, weak you will be;
if you think yourself strong, you will be.”
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success…”
“The essence of Vedanta (the form of Hinduism that Swami practiced) is that there is but one Being and that every soul is that Being in full, not a part of that Being”. He also said: “The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.”