Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Beauty

Here are thirteen Swami Vivekananda quotes on beauty. You will find that he spoke all about beauty in terms of the Lord since he believed God is the true source of beauty in the universe.


Quotes on Beauty

I love the Lord. He is the source of all beauty, of all sublimity. - Paper on Hinduism, Addresses at the Parliament of Religions, Volume 1


Swami Vivekananda quote on beauty: He is the source of all beauty, of all sublimity

The flowers that we see all around us are beautiful, beautiful is the rising of the morning sun, beautiful are the variegated hues of nature. The whole universe is beautiful, and man has been enjoying it since his appearance on earth. Sublime and awe-inspiring are the mountains; the gigantic rushing rivers rolling towards the sea, the trackless deserts, the infinite ocean, the starry heavens - all these are awe-inspiring, sublime, and beautiful indeed. – The Cosmos: The Macrocosm, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2


The highest ideal of every man is called God. Ignorant or wise, saint or sinner, man or woman, educated or uneducated, cultivated or uncultivated, to every human being the highest ideal is God. The synthesis of all the highest ideals of beauty, of sublimity, and of power gives us the completest conception of the loving and lovable God. – The Triangle of Love, Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion, Volume 3


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Religion is realization; not talk, nor doctrine, nor theories, however beautiful they may be. It is being and becoming, not hearing or acknowledging; it is the whole soul becoming changed into what it believes. That is religion. – The Ideal of a Universal Religion, Practical Vedanta and other lectures, Volume 2


It is impossible to express the nature of this supreme and absolute ideal of love in human language. Even the highest flight of human imagination is incapable of comprehending it in all its infinite perfection and beauty. - Human Representations of the Divine Ideal of Love, Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion, Volume 3


 Swami Vivekananda quote on beauty: Even the highest flight of human imagination is incapable of comprehending it in all its infinite perfection and beauty...

Karma-Yoga tells us to enjoy the beauty of all the pictures in the world, but not to identify ourselves with any of them. Never say "mine". Whenever we say a thing is "mine", misery will immediately come. Do not even say "my child" in your mind. Possess the child, but do not say "mine". If you do, then will come the misery. – Freedom, Karma Yoga, Volume 1


To him who desires nothing, and does not mix himself up with them, the manifold changes of nature are one panorama of beauty and sublimity. – Dhyana and Samadhi, Raja Yoga, Volume 1


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. – Krishna, Lectures, Volume 1


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Never mind failures; they are quite natural, they are the beauty of life, these failures. What would life be without them? It would not be worth having if it were not for struggles. Where would be the poetry of life? Never mind the struggles, the mistakes. – God in Everything, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2


quotes on beauty of life

What is the beauty in the human face, in the sky, in the stars, and in the moon? It is only the partial apprehension of the real all-embracing Divine Beauty. – The Bhakta's Renunciation Results from Love, Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion, Volume 3


Difference is the sauce of life; it is the beauty, it is the art of everything. Difference makes all beautiful here. It is variety that is the source of life, the sign of life. Why should we be afraid of it? - The Great Teachers of the World, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 4


We go through the world like a man pursued by a policeman and see the barest glimpses of the beauty of it. All this fear that pursues us comes from believing in matter. Matter gets its whole existence from the presence of mind behind it. What we see is God percolating through nature. – Wednesday June 19, Inspired Talks, Volume 7


The beauty of the living spirit shining through the human face is far more pleasurable than any amount of material beauty. – IC Marie, Epistles – Fourth Series, Volume 8


Swami Vivekananda quote on beauty: The beauty of the living spirit shining through the human face is far more pleasurable than any amount of material beauty.

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