"Animals can do charitable work. Ants do it. Dogs do it. What is the difference then? Men can be masters of themselves. They can resist the reaction to anything. ...The animal cannot resist anything. He is held...by the string of nature everywhere. That is all the distinction. One is the master of nature, the other the slave of nature. What is nature? The five senses....the animal has its happiness in the senses, the man in his intellect". - Swami Vivekananda
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VEDANTA MASS MEDIA The Imitation of Christ | Shunning Over-Familiarity  

 

 

         

 

 


                   

     The Eight Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     DO NOT open your heart to every man, but discuss your affairs with one who is wise and who

fears God. Do not keep company with young people and strangers. Do not fawn upon the rich, and

do not be fond of mingling with the great. Associate with the humble and the simple, with the

devout and virtuous, and with them speak of edifying things. Be not intimate with any woman, but

generally commend all good women to God. Seek only the intimacy of God and of His angels, and

avoid the notice of men.

 

     We ought to have charity for all men but familiarity with all is not expedient. Sometimes it

happens that a person enjoys a good reputation among those who do not know him, but at the same

time is held in slight regard by those who do. Frequently we think we are pleasing others by our

presence and we begin rather to displease them by the faults they find in us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Yoga Day 21 June 2015
International Yoga Day 21 June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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