THE SUPPORTIVE TEACHINGS

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

ONE INFINITE BEING | CWSV

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COMPLETE WORKS | VOLUME 3 | SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

|| SECTION 1 | LECTURES & DISCOURSES | CHAPTER 2 ||

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There is but one Infinite Being in the Universe , and that Being appears as you and as I ; but this appearance of divisions is after all a delusion .

It has not been divided , but only appears to be divided . This apparent division is caused by looking at It through the network of time , space , and causation .


COMPLETE WORKS | VOLUME 2 | SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

|| SECTION 2 | PRACTICAL VEDANTA & OTHER LECTURES ||

Infinity cannot be divided , it always remains infinite .

If it could be divided , each part would be infinite . And there cannot be two infinites . Suppose there were , one would limit the other , and both would be finite . Infinity can only be one , undivided .

Thus the conclusion will be reached that the infinite is one and not many , and that one Infinite Soul is reflecting itself through thousands and thousands of mirrors , appearing as so many different souls .

It is the same Infinite Soul , which is the background of the Universe , that we call GOD .


THE COMPLETE WORKS | VOLUME 2 | SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

|| SECTION 2 | PRACTICAL VEDANTA & OTHER LECTURES ||

The universe is you yourself , the unbroken you ; you are throughout the universe .

" In all hands you work , through all mouths you eat , through all nostrils you breathe through all minds you think . "

The Whole Universe is You ; The Universe is your Body ; You are The Universe both Formed and UnFormed . You are the Soul of the Universe and its Body also .

You are GOD , you are the angels , you are humans , you are animals , you are the plants , you are the minerals , you are everything ; the manifestation of everything is you . Whatever exists is you .

You are the Infinite . The Infinite cannot be divided . It can have no parts , for each part would be infinite , and then the part would be identical with the whole , which is absurd .

Therefore , the idea that you are person So-and-So can never be true ; it is a daydream . Know this and be free . This is the Advaita conclusion .

" I am neither the body , nor the organs , nor am I the mind ; I am Existence , Knowledge , and Bliss Absolute ; I am That . "

This is true knowledge ; all reason and intellect , and everything else is ignorance . Where is knowledge for Me , for I am knowledge itself ! Where is life for Me , for I am life itself ! I am sure I live , for I am life , the One Being , and nothing exists except through Me , and in Me , and as Me .

I am manifested through the elements , but I am the free One .

Who seeks freedom ? Nobody .

If you think that you are bound , you remain bound ; you make your own bondage . If you know that you are free , you are free this moment .

This is knowledge , knowledge of freedom .
Freedom is the goal of all nature .


COMPLETE WORKS | VOLUME 3 | SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

|| SECTION 1 | LECTURES & DISCOURSES | CHAPTER 2 ||

So long as you think you have the least difference from GOD , fear will seize you , but when you have known that you are That , that there is no difference , entirely no difference , that you are That , all of That , and the whole of That , all fear ceases .


COMPLETE WORKS | VOLUME 5 | SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

|| SECTION 7 | LECTURES & DISCOURSES | CHAPTER 2 ||

In Whom is the Universe , Who is in the Universe , Who is the Universe ; in Whom is the Soul , Who is in the Soul , Who is the Soul of Human ; knowing That — and therefore the Universe — as our Self , alone extinguishes all fear , brings an end to misery and leads to Infinite Freedom .

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