You will see that the work will gradually become permanent, and spread of religion and education will follow as a matter of course.....Do that kind of work, and I shall carry you on my shoulders — bravo! You will see that by degrees every district will become a centre — and that a permanent one. I am soon going down to the plains. I am a fighter, and shall die in the battlefield. Does it behave me to sit up here like a zenana lady?
- Swami Vivekananda
15th June, 1897. The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/CXXVIII Akhandananda