Sunday, October 2, 2011


 Neither is it work to cogitate as to whether the rice-plate should be placed in front of the God for ten minutes or for half an hour — that is called lunacy. Millions of rupees have been spent only that the templedoors at Varanasi or Vrindaban may play at opening and shutting all day long! Now the Lord is having His toilet, now He is taking His meals, now He is busy on something else we know not what. ... And all this, while the Living God is dying for want of food, for want of education!

- Swami Vivekananda
1894. The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/XLV Brothers

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