What I am most afraid of is the worship-room. It is not bad in itself, but there is a tendency in some to make this all in all and set up that old-fashioned nonsense over again — this is what makes me nervous. I know why they busy themselves with those old, effete ceremonials. Their spirit craves for work, but having no outlet they waste their energy in ringing bells and all that.
- Swami Vivekananda
(Summer?) 1894.The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/LVI Dear and Beloved