Today – January 12 – is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902). I first learnt about Swami Vivekananda – sometime in the early 1960’s – in 1962/63, I think – when I was a small boy – and my father had taken us to visit Belur Math near Kolkata (then called Calcutta). At Belur Math – I acquired a tiny pocket book called “Thus Spake Vivekananda”. Whenever the chips were down – or I felt dejected – I referred to the inspiring gems of wisdom – distilled from the complete works of Swami Vivekananda – for instant motivation and strength. On the occasion of his birth anniversary – let me tell you about my favourite saying of Swami Vivekananda – which inspired me – and which I try to implement in my day-to-day living.

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