Vinoba Bhave Quotes

Acharya Vinoba Bhave (September 11, 1895 – November 15, 1982) was a freedom fighter and a spiritual teacher. He is best known as founder of the Bhoodan (Gift of Land) Movement. Here I have compiled down some of the famous Acharya Vinoba Bhave quotes and sayings. Just hope you will like the quote compilation and learn something new from Acharya Vinoba Bhave words.

Vinoba Bhave Quotes

Vinoba Bhave Quotes

When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.
Vinoba Bhave

A country should be defended not by arms, but by ethical behavior.
Vinoba Bhave

It is a curious phenomena that God has made the hearts of the poor, rich and those of the rich, poor.
Vinoba Bhave

Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same.
Vinoba Bhave

Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary thinking can be propagated by governmental power.
Vinoba Bhave

The natural movement of one’s soul is upwards. But just as any object is dragged down when a heavy weight is tied to it, the burden of the body drags down the soul.
Vinoba Bhave

All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts.
Vinoba Bhave

If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
Vinoba Bhave

Life does not mean mere karma or mere bhakti or mere jnana.
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It is only when our life proceeds within bounds and in an accepted, disciplined way, that the mind can be free.
Vinoba Bhave

In nonviolence you must go full steam ahead, if you want the good to come speedily you must go about it with vigor.
Vinoba Bhave

In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion, nothing elaborate. The main reason for this is that everything stated in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man; it is intended to be verified in practice.
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Human life is full of the play of samskaras – tendencies developed by repeated actions.
Vinoba Bhave

If we wish our nature to be free and joyous, we should bring our activities into same order.
Vinoba Bhave

A country should be defended not by arms, but by ethical behavior.
Vinoba Bhave

We cannot fight new wars with old weapons.
Vinoba Bhave

In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord.
Vinoba Bhave

We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.
Vinoba Bhave

The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.
Vinoba Bhave

If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body’s sufferings. We shall become free.
Vinoba Bhave

We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps.
Vinoba Bhave