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Who Knows How Mother Plays by Swami Vivekananda

Who Knows How Mother Plays by Swami Vivekananda

Perchance a prophet thou-Who knows? Who dares touchThe depths where Mother hidesHer silent failless bolts!Perchance the child had glimpseOf shades, behind the scenes,With eager ...

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Song Of The Sanyasin by Swami Vivekananda

Song Of The Sanyasin by Swami Vivekananda

Wake up the note! the song that had its birthFar off, where worldly taint could never reach, In mountain caves and glades of forest deep, Whose calm no sigh for lust or wealth or ...

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The Living God by Swami Vivekananda

The Living God by Swami Vivekananda

He who is in you and outside you, Who works through all hands, Who walks on all feet, Whose body are all ye, Him worship, and break all other idols!He who is at once the high and ...

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Quest For God by Swami Vivekananda

Quest For God by Swami Vivekananda

O'ver hill and dale and mountain range, In temple, church, and mosque, In Vedas, Bible, Al KoranI had searched for Thee in vain.Like a child in the wildest forest lostI have cried ...

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Light by Swami Vivekananda

Light by Swami Vivekananda

I look behind and afterAnd find that all is right, In my deepest sorrowsThere is a soul of light.

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Angels Unawares by Swami Vivekananda

Angels Unawares by Swami Vivekananda

(Written on 1 September,1898.) IOne bending low with load of life —That meant no joy, but suffering harsh and hard —And wending on his way through dark ...

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The Song Of The Free by Swami Vivekananda

The Song Of The Free by Swami Vivekananda

The wounded snake its hood unfurls,The flame stirred up doth blaze,The desert air resounds the callsOf heart-struck lion's rage.The cloud puts forth it deluge strengthWhen ...

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On The Sea’s Bosom by Swami Vivekananda

On The Sea’s Bosom by Swami Vivekananda

In blue sky floats a multitude of clouds -White, black, of many shades and thicknesses; An orange sun, about to say farewell, Touches the massed cloud-shapes with streaks of ...

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To The Awakened India by Swami Vivekananda

To The Awakened India by Swami Vivekananda

(Written to Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India, in August 1898, when the journal was transferred from Madras to Almora Himalayas, into the hands of the Brotherhood founded by ...

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My Play Is Done by Swami Vivekananda

My Play Is Done by Swami Vivekananda

Ever rising, ever falling with the waves of time, still rolling on I goFrom fleeting scene to scene ephemeral, with life's currents' ebb and flow.Oh! I am sick of this unending ...

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A Blessing by Swami Vivekananda

A Blessing by Swami Vivekananda

The Mother's heart, the hero's will, The softest flowers' sweetest feel; The charm and force that ever swayThe altar-fire's flaming play; The strength that leads, in love obeys; ...

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A Benediction by Swami Vivekananda

A Benediction by Swami Vivekananda

The mother's heart, the hero's will, The sweetness of the southern breeze, The sacred charm and strength that dwellOn Aryan altars, flaming, free; All these be yours, and many ...

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Hold Yet A While (To My Own Soul) by Swami Vivekananda

Hold Yet A While (To My Own Soul) by Swami Vivekananda

Hold yet a while, Strong Heart, Not part a lifelong yokeThough blighted looks the present, future gloom.And age it seems since you and I began ourMarch up hill or down. Sailing ...

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Kali The Mother by Swami Vivekananda

Kali The Mother by Swami Vivekananda

The stars are blotted out, The clouds are covering clouds, It is darkness vibrant, sonant. In the roaring, whirling wind ...

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To The Fourth Of July by Swami Vivekananda

To The Fourth Of July by Swami Vivekananda

Behold, the dark clouds melt away,That gathered thick at night, and hungSo like a gloomy pall above the earth!Before thy magic touch, the worldAwakes. The birds in chorus sing.The ...

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Peace by Swami Vivekananda

Peace by Swami Vivekananda

Behold, it comes in might, The power that is not power, The light that is in darkness, The shade in dazzling light.It is joy that never spoke, And grief unfelt, profound, Immortal ...

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Requiescat In Pace by Swami Vivekananda

Requiescat In Pace by Swami Vivekananda

(Written in memoriam to J. J. Goodwin, August,1898.) Speed forth, O Soul! upon thy star-strewn path; Speed, blissful one! where thought is ever free, Where time and space no ...

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Thou Blessed Dream by Swami Vivekananda

Thou Blessed Dream by Swami Vivekananda

If things go ill or well —If joy rebounding spreads the face, Or sea of sorrow swells —A play — we each have part, Each one to weep or laugh as may; Each one his dress to don —Its ...

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Who Knows How Mother Plays by Swami Vivekananda

Who Knows How Mother Plays by Swami Vivekananda

Perchance a prophet thou-Who knows? Who dares touchThe depths where Mother hidesHer silent failless bolts!Perchance the child had glimpseOf shades, behind the scenes,With eager ...

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To An Early Violet by Swami Vivekananda

To An Early Violet by Swami Vivekananda

What though thy bed be frozen earth,Thy cloak the chilling blast;What though no mate to clear thy path,Thy sky with gloom o'ercast -What though of love itself doth fail,Thy ...

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