"I look upon religion as the innermost core of education."

"After preaching spiritual knowledge, along with it will come that secular knowledge and every other knowledge that you want; but if you attempt to get the secular knowledge without religion, I tell you plainly, vain is your attempt in India, it will never have a hold on the people."

"The root is religion. Religion is as the rice, and everything else, like the curries. Taking only curries causes indigestion, and so is the case with taking rice alone."

                                                                           - Swami Vivekananda

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Epics and Puranas

"Rama, the ancient idol of the heroic ages, the embodiment of truth, of morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, the ideal father, and above all, the ideal king, ..You may exhaust the literature of the world that is past, and I may assure you that you will have to exhaust the literature of the world of the future, before finding another Sita. Sita is unique; that character was depicted once and for all. " - Swami Vivekananda

Sita Ran Laxman Hanuman

Ramayana

Valmiki, Adhyatma, Tulsidas

" ...there have been great world-moving sages, great Incarnations of whom there have been many; and according to the Bhâgavata, they also are infinite in number, and those that are worshipped most in India are Râma and Krishna. " - Swami Vivekananda

""The other Incarnations were but parts of the Lord. He, Krishna, was the Lord Himself." ... He was the most wonderful Sannyasin, and the most wonderful householder in one; he had the most wonderful amount of Rajas, power, and was at the same time living in the midst of the most wonderful renunciation " - Swami Vivekananda

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Srimad Bhagavatam

Spiritual Heritage

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Spiritual Heritage of India

Bengali

"We must also remember that the leaders of our societies have never been either generals or kings, but Rishis. ..The Rishi ... is not an ordinary man, but a Mantra-drashtâ. He is a man who sees religion, .... actual realization, a coming face to face with truths which transcend the senses. " - Swami Vivekananda

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Spiritual Heritage of India

English

Sri Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda

"Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - these two lives are the unity of India. All that is necessary is that India should keep them in her heart"

Yet again shall come the great re-establishment of Dharma, when the whole of this nation shall be united together, not in a common weakness, not in a common misfortune or grievance, but in a great, overflowing, complex, actual, ever-strong, ever-living consciousness of the common nationality, the common heritage, the common struggle, aye! the common destiny and the common hope"

- Nivedita

Maa

Sri Maa Sarada

Life and Teaching

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Life of Swami Vivekananda

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Devabani in the context of Devotion

(Swami Vivekananda) - Selected sections

Whoever sees in every being that same Atman, and whoever sees everything in that Atman, he never goes far from that Atman. When all life and the whole universe are seen in this Atman, then alone man has attained the secret. There is no more delusion for him. Where is any more misery for him who sees this Oneness in the universe?

Jnana Yoga

Swami Vivekananda

Ramakrishna

Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita, Sri Sri Chandi & other Stotras

Scriptures

"The methods of attaining the end of religion are called Yoga by us, and the different forms of Yoga that we teach, are adapted to the different natures and temperaments of men. We classify them ..., under four heads ...These are all different roads leading to the same centre—God"

-  Swami Vivekananda

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Taittiriya Upanisad

Adi Shankaracharya

Vivekchudamani

Selected parts

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Mundaka Upanishad

"Two ideals of truth are in our scriptures; the one is, what we call the eternal, and the other is not so authoritative, yet binding under particular circumstances, times, and places. The eternal relations which deal with the nature of the soul, and of God, and the relations between souls and God are embodied in what we call the Shrutis, the Vedas. The next set of truths is what we call the Smritis, as embodied in the words of Manu. Yâjnavalkya, and other writers and also in the Purânas, down to the Tantras. The second class of books and teachings is subordinate to the Shrutis, inasmuch as whenever any one of these contradicts anything in the Shrutis, the Shrutis must prevail. This is the law. The idea is that the framework of the destiny and goal of man has been all delineated in the Vedas, the details have been left to be worked out in the Smritis and Puranas. "

-  Swami Vivekananda

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Bhagavad Gita

Traditional and Modern perspective

8-limbs Patanjal

Patanjal Yogasutra and Rajayoga

Miscellaneous

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Functional Sanskrit

Simple Greetings and Composition