Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Now you will no longer have to argue to the people that "Ramakrishna is God." Without it what will mere lectures do? — Do fine words butter any parsnips? If you could do like that in ten districts, all the ten would become yours to have and hold. Therefore, like the intelligent boy that you are, lay your greatest stress, for the present, on that work department, and try heart and soul to augment the utility of that alone. Organise a number of boys to go from door to door, let them fetch, in the manner of the Alakhiâ Sâdhus, whatever they can get — money, or worn out clothes, or rice and eatables, or anything. Then distribute them. That is work, work indeed. After that people will have faith, and will then do what they are told.

- Swami Vivekananda
10th July, 1897. The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/CXXX Rakhal

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