Have you realised that you are spirit? When you say, "I do," what is meant by that — this lump of flesh called the body or the spirit, the infinite, ever blessed, effulgent, immortal? You may be the greatest philosopher, but as long as you have the idea that you are the body, you are no better than the little worm crawling under your foot! No excuse for you! So much the worse for you that you know all the philosophies and at the same time think you are the body! Body-gods, that is what you are! Is that religion?
- Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in San Francisco, on May 29, 1900) The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 1/Lectures And Discourses/The Gita III