SWAMI YOGANANDA PASSED AWAY AT UDOBODHAN, CALCUTTA(1899)
Just before Yogananda’s death, Sivananda had asked him,”Jogin, do you remember the Master?” Yogananda replied, “Yes, I remember the Master more – even more – much more.”
(p.241, God lived with Them.)
He is unfortunate, indeed, who does not gain my compassion. I do not know anyone, not even an insect, for whom I do not feel compassion.
(p.160, The Gospel of Holy Mother , Holy Mother ‘s words at Jairambati on 28 March, 1913.)
We put all our energies to concentrate and get attached to one thing; but the other part, though equally difficult, we seldom pay any attention to – the faculty of detaching ourselves at a moment’s notice from anything. Both attachment and detachment perfectly developed make a man great and happy.
(p.430, Vol.6, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji’s letter to Nivedita from San Francisco on 28 March, 1900.)
Be brave and face something – come good, come evil, both welcome. Both of you my play. I have no good to attain, no ideal to clench up to, no ambition to fulfill; I, the diamond mine, am playing with pebbles, good and evil; good for you – evil, come; good for you – good, you come too. If the universe tumbles round my ears, what is that to me? I am Peace that passeth understanding; understanding only gives us good or evil. I am beyond, I am peace.
(p.505, Vol.8, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji’s letter to Miss Mary Hale from San Francisco on 28 March, 1900.)