It is impossible to find God outside of ourselves. Our own souls contribute all of the divinity that is outside of us. We are the greatest temple. The objectification is only a faint imitation of what we see within ourselves.
15 Laws: What You Need to Keep in Mind – Swami Vivekananda
3. Life is Beautiful: First, believe in this world – that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!
4. It’s The Way You Feel: Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God.
5. Set Yourself Free: The moment I have realised God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Swami Vivekananda – is the most revered modern Indian for his intellectuality who stunned the audience in the world congress of parliament of religions in Chicago in the year 1893 by simply commencing his speech with “Dear Sisters & Brothers” instead of the usual ladies & gentlemen while starting the address. This simple act said everything the Veda stands for through that first sentence. Vivekananda visualized Veda as bifurcated into two main parts –viz- Spiritualism & Ritualism.
Adopting the spiritualism of Veda but dropping the ritualism out of it, as he found it to be of no importance – Gauthama Siddartha fathered Buddhism.
The greatest treatise on the core tenets of Veda – the essence of everything that is needed for spiritualism – is epitomized and enunciated in “Bhagavath Geetha by Sri Krishna” – which for Hindus – is the equivalent of – Bible for Christians & Koran for Muslims.
Sri Krishna defined the Human – essentially as the “Aathman” (Soul or Spirit) – a micro fragment of “Paramaathman” (God) who is eternal and indestructible – omnipotent, omnipresent & omniscient.