Even after 100 years, Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts are still contemporary. Because they contain the core secret of human psychic power. He calls young people to transcend their vital energy into super-consciousness. In fact, he has discussed various subjects targeting specifically Youth. If we are serious about self-purification and inner-growth, we should continuously read and reflect on his works.
CONCENTRATION power is tested mainly in the Prelims phase. You need to feed, process and retrieve the precise data in the shortest time under stressful condition. If you are good at controlling your mind through the concentration, your success will be very very near in the Prelims. Hence, below are the timeless quotes of Swamiji for your reference.
This is the difference between man and the animals — the man has the greater power of Concentration. The difference in their power of concentration also constitutes the difference between man and man. Compare the lowest with the highest man. The difference is in the degree of Concentration.
Simply by the observance of strict Brahmacharya, all learning can be mastered in a very short time — one has an unfailing memory of what one hears or knows but once. It is owing to this want of continence that everything is on the brink of ruin in our country.
The very essence of education is the concentration of mind, not the collecting of facts. We should develop the power of concentration and detachment, and then with a perfect instrument, we can collect facts at will.
The knowledge in the world is gained by Concentration of the powers of the mind. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration. There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated he is, the more power is brought to bear on one point; that is the secret.
Concentration power not only helps you to clear this exam with fewer errors but also to become a successful Civil Servant. One such example is Mr TN Sheshan. He not only cleared the example at the earliest age but also courageously brought many reforms in the system.
Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying “ Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”