Dayananda Saraswati



Dayananda Saraswati, also fondly called by his followers as Swami Dayananda Saraswati was a 19th century Saint, Philosopher, and the founder of the Arya Samaj. He was against the Hindu rituals and idol worship. He was also a great scholar, and he insisted his followers to observe strict celibacy and to worship the god in a formless manner.

Dayananda involved himself in social reform activities like giving equal rights for women, such as the right to get education similar to men, and he has done lot of social welfare activities for the poor people.

Dayananda Saraswati was born in the year 1824 in the present day Gujarat, and his birth name was   Mool Shankar Tiwari. He has studied properly, but he raised questions to his father from the Shastras and Puranas.

He also questioned about the grand performance of ceremonies in the temples and also in the homes of the wealthy people, while the poor people struggles even for a day’s meal.

Some of his beautiful quotes are as follows:-

A human must be valued only based on his character and he must not be valued based on his social status.

Our voice acts as a great musical instrument, and we can utilise it properly.

The tongue must speak only good things.

A teacher’s ability can be easily known based on the knowledge of his students.

Those who always speak the truth would be very much liked by the almighty.

Wealth must be earned in an honest manner.

Salvation must be aimed by everyone, in order to avoid repeated births.

God is very good, and his powers are spread throughout the universe. Hence, always believe him, and worship him regularly.

People should tell about the significance of the God in front of the public gathering.

Don’t worship the god from the pictures, instead of that, place the god in your soul, and worship him in a formless manner.

Our life can be ended at any time, hence utilise your birth properly by doing sacred deeds.

Keep confidence on you, and don’t rely merely on your fate.

Our soul must be filled up with full of spiritual thoughts.

Prayer must be followed regularly, since it would bring lot of good luck in your lives.

Worldly pleasures are highly perishable in nature, whereas spiritual pleasures would last for a long time.

We would get permanent happiness in our life, if we help others continuously.

God always acts as a protective shield for us during our bad times.