1. Love Is The Law Of Life
    All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore, love for love’s sake, because it is law of life, just as you breathe to live.

  3. It Is Your Outlook That Matters
    It is our own mental attitude, which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.

  5. Life Is Beautiful
    First, believe in this world – that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!

  7. It Is The Way You Feel
    Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God.

  9. Set Yourself Free
    The moment I have realised 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.

  11. Don’t Play The Blame Game
    Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.

  13. Help Others
    If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

  15. Uphold Your Ideals
    Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

  17. Listen To Your Soul
    You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

  19. Be Yourself
    The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves!

  21. Nothing Is Impossible
    Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin – to say that you are weak, or others are weak.

  23. You Have The Power
    All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

  25. Learn Everyday
    The goal of mankind is knowledge…now this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside: it is all inside. What we say a man ‘knows’, should, in strict psychological language, be what he ‘discovers’ or ‘unveils’; what man ‘learns’ is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge.

  27. Be Truthful
    Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything.

  29. Think Differently
    All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.

— Swami Vivekananda

The 15 laws of life

6 responses »

  1. Point no.12 sums up all……It’s our feeling ,our belief,our outlook,our ideals………..the power lies within us.exploring that…………might take the whole life time.

    Thanks for sharing.The Sadhu in the pic.I have seen such sadhus in black with tilak of ash but don’t exactly know what their sect is called.

    • Hi Namita,

      I have spent some time searching on the Internet about Saddhu sects but I couldn’t get a satisfying result. I guess that it must be a sect related to Shiva but in this black cloth I could only find the Gorakhnathis. But these are yogis that could also wear other cloth. Regarding the tilak I couldn’t find anything interesting too. Anyhow, you have triggered my curiosity, and the next time I’ll be there for Shivaratri, I’ll surely ask if I encounter any Saddhu of this sect. 🙂 Thanks!


  2. Grouss! Do kĂ«nnen dèi 10 Geboter sech een Stèick ofschneiden….
    Ett ass emmer interessant was de hei weiss, an dann gin ech och mol kucken fir ze wessen ween den Auteur war, an hei beim Swami Vivekananda huet mir folgenden Text besonneg imponnéiert >>>

    „Wenn das Parlament der Religionen der Welt etwas gezeigt hat, dann ist es Folgendes: Es hat der Welt bewiesen, dass Heiligkeit, Reinheit und Mildtätigkeit nicht ausschließliche Besitztümer irgendeiner Kirche in der Welt sind und dass jedes System Männer und Frauen von erhabenstem Charakter erzeugt hat. Angesichts dieser Tatsachen bemitleide ich von ganzem Herzen denjenigen, der vom ausschließlichen Überleben seiner eigenen Religion träumt und von der Zerstörung der anderen; und ich zeige ihm, dass auf dem Banner jeder Religion trotz Widerstandes bald geschrieben stehen wird: „Hilfe und nicht Kampf“, „Gegenseitiges Durchdringen und nicht Zerstörung“, „Harmonie und Frieden und nicht Widerspruch“.“

    • Salut,

      Villmools Merci fir den Text. Ech liesen am Moment sou vill dass ech vun engem Auteur op den nächsten sprangen. Heimat denken ech dass ech mech wuel nach e bessi méi déif mat dem Vivekananda beschäftegen wäert, obwuel ech am Moment mat 1200 Säiten Kommentar iwwert den Bhagavat Gita genuch ze din hunn fir déi nächsten 2 bis 3 Wochen. 🙂

      Villmols Merci fir däin flotten an konstruktiven Kommentar!


    • Thank you. I was really lucky to catch the correct moment. Very often, in such situations, it is a matter of a fraction of a second and this was a real gift. 🙂

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