“Remember these few points:
- We are Sannyasins, who have given up everything-Bhakti, and Mukti, and enjoyment, and all.
- To do the highest good to the world, everyone down to the lowest – this is our vow. Welcome Mukti or hell, whichever comes of it.
- Ramakrishna paramahamsa came for the good of the world. Call him a man, or God, or an Incarnation, just as you please. Accept him each in your own light.
- He who will bow before him will be converted into purest gold that very moment. Go with this message from door to door, if you can, my boy, and all your disquietude will be at an end. Never fear – where is the room for fear? – Caring for nothing whatsoever is a part of your life…The Lord is with you. Take heart!
(p.266, V.6, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji’s letter to his brother disciples in 1894)