Your idea is grand but our nation is totally lacking in the faculty of organisation. It is this one drawback which produces all sorts of evil. We are altogether averse to making a common cause for anything. The first requisite for organisation is obedience. I do a little bit of work when I feel so disposed, and then let it go to the dogs — this kind of work is of no avail. We must have plodding industry and perseverance…By degrees we must spread the world over. The first thing needed is obedience. You must be ready to plunge into fire — then will work be done. . . .
(p.321-2, V.6, Swamij’s letter to Sw. Akhandananda dt Sept 1895)
Only that kind of work which develops our spirituality is work. Whatever fosters materiality is no – work. Therefore work and no-work must be regulated by a person’s aptitude, his country, and his age. Works such as sacrifices were suited to the olden times but are not for the modern times. From the date that the Ramakrishna Incarnation was born, has sprung the Satya – yuga (Golden Age). . .
In this Incarnation atheistic ideas . . . will be destroyed by the sword of Jnana (knowledge), and the whole world will be unified by means of Bhakti (devotion) and Prema (Divine Love). Moreover, in this Incarnation, Rajas, or the desire for name and fame etc., is altogether absent. In other words, blessed is he who acts up to His teachings; whether he accepts Him or not, does not matter.
No great work can be achieved by humbug. It is through love, a passion for truth, and tremendous energy, that all undertakings are accomplished. [(Sanskrit)]– therefore, manifest your manhood… . . . Combine seriousness with childlike naivete. Live in harmony with all. Give up all idea of egoism, and entertain no sectarian views. Useless wrangling is a great sin… Whatever the Vedas, the Vedanta, and all other incarnations have done in the past, Shri Ramakrishna lived to practise in the course of a single life.
One cannot understand the Vedas, the Vedanta, the Incarnations, and so forth, without understanding his life. For he was the explanation. From the very date that he was born, has sprung the Satya – yuga (Golden Age). Henceforth there is an end to all sorts of distinctions, and everyone down to the Chandala will be a sharer in the Divine Love. The distinction between man and woman, between the rich and the poor, the literate and illiterate, Brahmins and Chandalas — he lived to root out all. And he was the harbinger of Peace — the separation between Hindus and Mohammedans, between Hindus and Christians, all are now things of the past. That fight about distinctions that there was, belonged to another era. In this Satya – yuga the tidal wave of Shri Ramakrishna’s Love has unified all.
(p.326-336, Vol.6, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji’s letter to Swami Ramakrishnananda in Sept 1895)