We, as a nation, have lost our individuality, and that is the cause of all the mischief in India. We have to give back to the nation its lost individuality and raise the masses. The Hindu, the Mohammedan, the Christian, all have trampled them underfoot. Again the force to raise them must come from inside, that is, from the orthodox Hindus. In every country, the evils exist not with, but against religion. Religion is not to blame, but men.
(p.255, Vol.6, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji in his letter to Sashi (Swami Ramakrishnananda) from Chicago on 19 March, 1894.)
All have to go. That is the world. We meet only for a couple of days, and then nobody knows the whereabouts of others. Only the ever-blissful Mother is real; everything else is ephemeral. Creation goes on eternally like a current; there is no break in it. The eternally blissful Mother is beyond this creation, beyond speech and mind – “That failing to reach which speech turns back together with the mind.
(p.199, For Seekers of God, Mahapurush Maharaj’s words to a monk in Belur on 19 March, 1929)