Spirituality is a still higher plane. The subject being infinite, that plane is the highest, and the pleasure there is the highest for those who can appreciate it. So, even on the utilitarian ground that man is to seek for pleasure, he should cultivate religious thought, for it is the highest pleasure that exists. Thus religion, as a study, seems to me to be absolutely necessary.
- Swami Vivekananda
( Delivered in London )The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 2/Jnana-Yoga/The Necessity of Religion