Jealousy Quotes from Swami Vivekananda

Swamiji scolded his followers about their jealous nature. Here are just some of the jealousy quotes from Swami Vivekananda for you to think about and learn from.


Hatred and Jealousy

We are all struggling towards that one end through our jealousies and hatreds, through our love and co-operation. A tremendous stream is flowing towards the ocean carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss. - Unity in Diversity, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2


Swami Vivekananda quote: We are all struggling towards that one end through our jealousies and hatreds, through our love and co-operation.

Instead of throwing tremendous bomb-shells of hatred into every corner, instead of projecting currents of jealousy and of evil thought, in every country people will think that it is all He. He is all that you see and feel. How can you see evil until there is evil in you? How can you see the thief, unless he is there, sitting in the heart of your heart? How can you see the murderer until you are yourself the murderer? Be good, and evil will vanish for you. - The Real and the Apparent Man, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2


If you project hatred and jealousy, they will rebound on you with compound interest. No power can avert them; when once you have put them in motion, you will have to bear them. - Concentration: Its Practice, Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, Volume 1


Swami Vivekananda quote: If you project hatred and jealousy, they will rebound on you with compound interest.

Ask yourself, does your mind react in hatred or jealousy? Good works are continually being undone by the tons of hatred and anger which are being poured out on the world. If you are pure, if you are strong, you, one man, are equal to the whole world. - Lessons On Bhakti-Yoga, Notes of Class Talks and Lectures, Volume 6


Jealousy of Others

For ages we have been saturated with awful jealousy; we are always getting jealous of each other. Why has this man a little precedence, and not I? - Vedantism, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


Jealousy is the central vice of every enslaved race. And it is jealousy and want of combination which cause and perpetuate slavery. - XXV Alasinga, Epistles - First Series, Volume 5


Have charity towards all beings. Pity those who are in distress. Love all creatures. Do not be jealous of anyone. Look not to the faults of others. - Sayings and Utterances, Volume 5


Swami Vivekananda quote: Do not be jealous of anyone.

Desire and Jealousy Quotes

The hypocrites, the jealous, the slavish, and the cowardly, those who believe in matter only, can never do anything. - What We Believe In, Writings: Prose, Volume 4


The human mind is like that monkey, incessantly active by its own nature; then it becomes drunk with the wine of desire, thus increasing its turbulence. After desire takes possession comes the sting of the scorpion of jealousy at the success of others, and last of all the demon of pride enters the mind, making it think itself of all importance. How hard to control such a mind! - Pratyahara and Dharana, Raja Yoga, Volume 1


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All of us who find ourselves in this plane, attracted to the body, work hard for a living, with jealousies and quarrels and hardships, and then death. That shows we are not what we should be. We are not free, perfectly pure, and so on. The soul, as it were, has become degraded. Then what the soul requires is expansion. - Worshiper and Worshiped, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 6


Swami Vivekananda quote: All of us who find ourselves in this plane, attracted to the body, work hard for a living, with jealousies and quarrels and hardships, and then death.

Suppose a man loves a woman; he wishes to have her all to himself and feels extremely jealous about her every movement; he wants her to sit near him, to stand near him, and to eat and move at his bidding. He is a slave to her and wishes to have her as his slave. That is not love; it is a kind of morbid affection of the slave, insinuating itself as love. It cannot be love, because it is painful; if she does not do what he wants, it brings him pain. With love there is no painful reaction; love only brings a reaction of bliss; if it does not, it is not love; it is mistaking something else for love. When you have succeeded in loving your husband, your wife, your children, the whole world, the universe, in such a manner that there is no reaction of pain or jealousy, no selfish feeling, then you are in a fit state to be unattached. - The Secret of Work, Karma Yoga, Volume 1


Overcoming Jealousy

Let us wipe off first that mark which nature always puts on the forehead of a slave - the stain of jealousy. - Reply to the Madras Address, Writings: Prose, Volume 4


Take care of these two things - love of power and jealousy. Cultivate always "faith in yourself". - XXI Blessed and Beloved, Epistles - First Series, Volume 5


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Give up jealousy and conceit. Learn to work unitedly for others. This is the great need of our country. - XXXVIII S_, Epistles - First Series, Volume 5


Swami Vivekananda quote: Give up jealousy and conceit.

Throw overboard all idea of jealousy and egotism, once for all. Come on to the practical field with tremendous energy; to work, in the fullness of strength! - IL Swami Ramakrisnananda, Epistles - Second Series, Volume 6


Always hold on to the highest. Be steady. Avoid jealousy and selfishness. - LXI Dr. Nanjunda Rao, Epistles - First Series, Volume 5


As soon as they fully understand that the interests of one depend upon those of others, everyone of them will give up jealousy. - LXXIII Brother Disciples, Epistles - Second Series, Volume 6


From all of you I want this that you must discard forever self-aggrandizement, faction-mongering, and jealousy. You must be all-forbearing, like Mother Earth. If you can achieve this, the world will be at your feet. - IL Swami Ramakrisnananda, Epistles - Second Series, Volume 6


Never show temper, or harbor jealousy, or backbite another in secret. It would be the height of cruelty and hardheartedness to take note of others' shortcoming instead of rectifying one's own. - XXXII Dear, Epistles - Third Series, Volume 7


Have No Jealousy

Any man may do a good deed or make a good gift on the spur of the moment or under the pressure of some superstition or priest-craft; but the real lover of mankind is he who is jealous of none. - The Method and the Means, Bhakti-Yoga, Volume 3


There should be no jealousy in regard to objects of the senses; jealousy is the root of all evil, and a most difficult thing to conquer. - The Preparation, Addresses on Bhakti-Yoga, Volume 4


Three things are necessary to make every man great, every nation great:
1. Conviction of the powers of goodness.
2. Absence of jealousy and suspicion.
3. Helping all who are trying to be and do good.
- XV Diwanji Saheb, Epistles - Fourth Series, Volume 8


Be jealous of none. - Reply To The Madras Address, Writings: Prose, Volume 4


Swami Vivekananda quote: Be jealous of none

More Jealousy Quotes

That man is not humble or loving who is jealous. - Lessons On Bhakti-Yoga, Notes of Class Talks and Lectures, Volume 6


Jealousy is a terrible, horrible sin. - Lessons On Bhakti-Yoga, Notes of Class Talks and Lectures, Volume 6



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