What we want is strength. We Indians, more than any other race, want strong and vigorous thought. We have enough of the superfine in all concerns. For centuries we have been stuffed with the mysterious; the result is that our intellectual and spiritual digestion is almost hopelessly impaired, and the race has been dragged down to the depths of hopeless imbecility–never before or since experienced by any other civilised community. There must be freshness and vigour of thought behind to make a virile race. More. The Advaita is the eternal mine of strength. But it requires to be applied. It must first be cleared of the incrustation of scholasticism, and then in all its simplicity, beauty and sublimity be taught over the length and breadth of the land, as applied even to the minutest detail of daily life. “This is a very large order”; but we must work towards it, nevertheless, as if it would be accomplished tomorrow. Of one thing I am sure– that whoever wants to help his fellow beings through genuine love and unselfishness will work wonders.
(p.77, V.9, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji’s letter to the editor of The Light of The East in 1896)
Have no fear. All depends upon the will of the Master.
(p.88, The Gospel of Holy Mother, Holy Mother’s advice on 31 December 1909)