There are various paths to reach God. Each view is a path. It is like reaching the Kali Temple by different roads. No one else is here, and you are my own people. Let me tell you something. I have come to the final realization that God is the Whole and I am a part of Him, that God is the Master and I am His servant. Furthermore, I think every now and then that He is I and I am He.
(p.572, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Ramakrishna’s advice on 29th September 1884)
The present Hindu society is organized only for spiritual men, and hopelessly crushes out everybody else. Why? Where shall they go who want to enjoy the world a little with its frivolities? Just as our religion takes in all, so should our society. This is to be worked out by first understanding the true principles of our religion and then applying them to society. This is the slow but sure work to be done.
(p.48, V.5, The Complete Works of swami Vivekananda, Swamiji’s letter to Alasinga dt. 29th Sept. 1894)