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“ When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ”
~Quote by Confucius

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A rare conversation between *Ramkrishna Paramahansa* & *Swami Vivekananda*

Please share with our next generation or read it loud to family, it’s one of the best message I have come across…

*1. Swami Vivekanand*:- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.

*2. Swami Vivekanand:-* Why has life become complicated now?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:-* Stop analyzing life… It makes it complicated. Just live it.

*3. Swami Vivekanand*:- Why are we then constantly unhappy?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.

*4. Swami Vivekanand:-* Why do good people always suffer?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.
With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.

*5. Swami Vivekanand:*- You mean to say such experience is useful?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons later.

*6. Swami Vivekanand:-* Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:-* If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.

*7. Swami Vivekanand:-* Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.

*8. Swami Vivekanand:*- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

*9. Swami Vivekanand:-* What surprises you about people?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me?"

*10. Swami Vivekanand:-* How can I get the best out of life?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

*11. Swami Vivekanand:*- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

*Stay Happy Always!*

A Mahatma Whose Heart Bleed For the Poor….Swami Vivekananda

I believe in helping the miserable. I believe in going even to hell to serve others. Him I call a Mahatma, whose heart bleeds for the poor. Let us unite our wills in continued prayer for their good. We may die unknown, unpitied, unbewailed, without accomplishing anything; but not one thought will be lost. It will take effect sooner or later. So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor, who having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them. I call those men "traitors" -who strut about in their finery having got all their money by grinding the poor-wretches, so long as they do not do anything for the downtrodden.

Swami Vivekananda