. . . Curtail the expenses of worship to a rupee or two per mensem. The children of the Lord are dying of starvation. . . . Worship with water and Tulasi leaves alone, and let the allowance for His Bhoga (food offerings) be spent in offering food to the Living God who dwells in the persons of the poor — then will His grace descend on everything.
- Swami Vivekananda
10th July, 1897. The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/CXXX Rakhal