Another point, it was no new truth that Ramakrishna Paramahamsa came to preach, though his advent brought the old truths to light. In other words, he was the embodiment of all the past religious thoughts of India. His life alone made me understand what the Shâstras really meant, and the whole plan and scope of the old Shastras.
- Swami Vivekananda
1895.The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/LXIX Shashi