12 January 2014

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Law

All things in nature work according to law.
Nothing is excepted.
—Swami Vivekananda
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In this article we'll make a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotations on law. In this article "law" basically means "rules of life".
  • A law is that which cannot be broken.[Source]
  • All love is life, it is the only law of life; all selfishness is death, and this is true here or hereafter.[Source]
  • All nature is bound by law, the law of its own action; and this law can never be broken. If you could break a law of nature, all nature would come to an end in an instant.[Source]
  • All things in nature work according to law. Nothing is excepted. The mind as well as everything in external nature is governed and controlled by law.[Source]
  • Eternal law cannot be freedom, because to say that the eternal is inside law is to limit it.[Source]
  • I disagree with the idea that freedom is obedience to the laws of nature.[Source]
  • If you are bound by laws, you will be a lump of clay.[Source]
  • Internal and external nature, mind and matter, are in time and space, and are bound by the law of causation.[Source]
  • Interdependence is the law of the whole universe.[Source]
  • It is nonsense to say that law is infinite, that throughout all time stones will fall.[Source]
  • Law exists so long as we are ignorant.[Source]
  • Law is death.[Source]
  • Law is in the actual state of things—it is in how they act towards each other, and not in how they should. It might have been better if fire did not burn or water wet; but that they do—this is the law; and if it is a true law, a fire that does not burn or water that does not wet is neither fire nor water.[Source]
  • Law is uniform.[Source]
  • Laws regarding the materials of which the body of man is composed have been found out, and also the persistence of these materials through time has been shown. The elements which composed the body of a man a hundred thousand years ago have been proved to be still existing in some place or other. The thoughts which have been projected also are living in other minds.[Source]
  • No man is able to go against the laws of nature. How is it that we always complain of his breaking the moral laws, national laws?[Source]
  • Nothing is more certain than that. If this is the law of nature, it also applies to thought.[Source]
  • The body is subject to the law of growth and decay, what grows must of necessity decay.[Source]
  • The child rebels against law as soon as it is born. Its first utterance is a cry, a protest against the bondage in which it finds itself.[Source]
  • The eternal law is self - sacrifice, not self - assertion.[Source]
  • The ideal law may be that no man should covet the belongings of others, but the actual law is that a very large number do.[Source]
  • The law is never separate from the phenomena, the principle from the person.[Source]
  • The law is the method of action or poise of every single phenomenon within its scope.[Source]
  • The law of Karma is the law of causation.[Source]
  • The Lord, however, is beyond all natural laws — is not under any rules and regulations.[Source]
  • The more of the law in a country, the worse for the country.[Source]
  • The national laws at best are the embodied will of a majority of the nation—always a state of things wished for, not actually existing.[Source]
  • To be free one must be above the laws of nature.[Source]
  • Too many laws are a sure sign of death.[Source]
  • Wherever in any society there are too many laws, it is a sure sign that that society will soon die. [Source]
  • Yesterday, competition was the law. Today, cooperation is the law. Tomorrow there is no law.[Source]
  • You are not bound by law. That is in your nature.[Source]

Special recommendation

  1. Laws of life — mentioned by Swami Vivekananda

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  1. Law is death, how?

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