Arise, Awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.

‘Arise, Awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.’This statement is Swami Vivekananda`s most popular phrase.The statement naturally presumes that we are not awake; indeed, we have busied ourselves with the outer world, forgetting our real nature. We may be awake to the external world, but to reality within, we are asleep in regard to our consciousness. We should awaken our consciousness within by spirituality.

‘Arise, Awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.’ We should arise out of the present state of inertia; arise from our state of rest. Life might have given us repeated blows. We blame the world, but it is our slumber that has caused all this suffering. We must awaken to our true identity—become aware of its existence.

‘Arise, Awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.’ This statement is important even in ordinary daily life. Wherever we might be, we should not stop progressing or working. We should continue our struggle. We should never be dejected or depressed when failures torment us. We should go ahead, and stop not till the goal is reached.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda

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Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Qualification:M.B.B.S.,M.D. Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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22 Responses to Arise, Awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.

  1. I have referred the article ’Three Transforming Statements’ taken from the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna, and Holy mother Sri Sarada Devi published in the monthly journal ‘The Vedanta Kesari’ in its Vol. 100, No.6 in drafting the article ‘Arise, Awake, and stop not till the goal is reached’.

  2. ‘Arise, Awake, and stop not till the goal is reached’ is important way of living especially when one intends to live for posterity. Life is assessed by the preferences of person leaving impacts, memories, inventions, activities performed on earth and hence the memoirs of family, society and nations. Stronger is the impact, better it is for the posterity. Great achievements are possible only with consistent perseverance, opportunities and suitable environment for the growth. Arising from inertia and awakening from ignorance and working is must for fruitful life.

  3. Tapas Kumar Mohanty e-Zone W3b says:

    Dear Sir,

    It’s a nice article and it will surely enhance the spirit towards achieving the goals.I have read this quote more than hundreds of times; each time I come across some problems and therefore I read. However, I understand the real meaning now. Our goal should be beyond the professional career; it is the Holy aim to find out the right path and keep going until our destiny to meet Paramatma.

    //Om Sai Ram//

  4. Prakash Padhan says:

    There may be another meaning of this phrase. Vivekananda says-Arise,that means we are fallen souls. He says-spiritual development is the only development. We are aware but not awake. In 2nd chapter of Gita Lord Krishna says-“ya nisha sarbabhutanam tasya jagarti sanyami,jasyam jagrati bhutani SA nisha pashyato muneh”. Which is night to all beings, God realized yogi keeps awake.

    Thanks sir for nice post.
    Prakash Padhan
    Consultant,
    Kala-azar (VL) elimination project in India

  5. Dhandapani Muthuswamy says:

    Pranam ji.

    We are not awake…We should awake our consciousness…Blaming the world…We should continue our struggle…Thanks for giving these lines. While reading your article I merged with myself in other words lines made the merging.

  6. Purnima Panda says:

    Pranam kaka,

    This article enhances the spirit that one should remain in inner independent awareness. When we are inspired by some great purpose, all our thoughts break their bounds, our minds transcend limitation, and we find ourselves in a great and wonderful world. If we are determined to reach our goal, realization of truth would happen in a natural way.

  7. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Respected Sir,

    ‘Arise,awake and stop not till goal is reached’ is the inspiration to human society by our legendary Monk Vivekananda.It is very easy to spiritual one but for an ordinary man it is very difficult to grasp.Hence he who desires to ascend to human stage he has to practise how to arise and what’s meant to awake. It is nothing but to reveal self and to uphold it one has not to stop on the way of spirituality till it’s ended in realisation. This is main purpose of human species in the cascade of creation drama of Almighty. Hence Vivekananda descended as messenger of God for at least for young mass of timeless ages for self inspiration and to inspire.

    Thanking for the topic.
    With regards
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh Odisha

  8. Sir,
    Namaskar.

    A nice article which describes about the most famous line of Swami Vivekananda which is the universal truth line of the world. To achieve the goal it is essential to arise and awake. Sir, however this line is used in general sense that the goal is their aim or Sir, please clarify whether it is the path of Almighty. As per your description it is clear with regard to spirituality but Sir, please you may clear my doubt with regard to worldly life.

    Kedarnath Sahu
    Sohela, Bargarh Odisha

  9. Madhusudan Mahunta says:

    Dear Sir,
    Namaskar.

    The article written by you is highlighted about the universal truth line of Swami Vivekananda. Your description about arise awake is very nice. The article inspires the human being to proceed ahead whatever the situation may come in the life. Swami Vivekananda became the great saint all over the world by following this path. However your collection on the speech of Swami Vivekananda highly enlightens the society for ever.

    Thanking you
    Madhusudan Mahunta
    Sohela, Bargarh Odisha

  10. V Chandra Sekhar says:

    Namaste Dr.Pandaji,

    Your quote from Swami Vivekananda:”Arise,Awake,and stop not till the goal is reached” is a very apt & valuable incentive for every human being, who becomes a victim of a vicious circle of unsurmountable problems one has to face in his/her daily life, which pulls him/her down deeper & deeper into the quagmire of depressing situations which seem endless. As a result, though one is fully awake physically, it is fully up to the individual to introspect with his innerself & rise above the trials & trepidations so that he can find peace by connecting with spirituality.

  11. Dear sir ,

    My sincere pranam . It has been a long time I have left Facebook which I felt a unworthy platform where one mostly waste his time. You have adopted a very exemplary method in creating this blog spot and your posts here are not only very educative but also inspirational and your method of presentation is splendid to say the least.

    On the outset it will not be very out of place to inform you that I have also opened a blog spot https://susantpurohit.wordpress.com/ where I place miscellaneous articles as stories, transactions, socially relevant topics as well as kabitaa and sports. Most of my posts are in Odia language. I request you to kindly spare a moment to visit it and encourage me with your valuable comment.

    Thanking you sir
    Yours faithfully
    Susant purohit spurohitmath@gmail.com

    • Dear Susant babu,

      Thanks for your free and frank opinion about self-expression through own blog and micro-blogging in social networking. However, I am pulling on well in both spheres. I had a bird`s eye view of two articles ‘ଅଲିମ୍ପିକ ରେ ଭାରତୀୟ ପଦକ ଓ ପଦକ ବିଜେତା and ବର୍ଲିନ ପ୍ରାଚୀର ଓ ଜର୍ମାନ ଗଣତନ୍ତ୍ର’ of your blog https://susantpurohit.wordpress.com/ which are very informative and of international importance. Hope you will continue to be one of my esteemed reader and comment author of my blog.

  12. Sudhir Sahu says:

    In our India, all intelligent persons recognize the Great man after leaving their external body, but not at present. Seeing this, Vivekananda said, “People laugh at me because I am different(earn-less and nameless), but I laugh at them because they are same”.

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