To identify the sun with the spots on the object-glass is the fundamental error. Know the sun, the "I", to be ever unaffected by anything, and devote yourself to cleansing the spots. Man is the greatest being that ever can be. The highest worship there is, is to worship man as Krishna, Buddha, Christ. What you want, you create. Get rid of desire. . . .
- Swami Vivekananda
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 7/Inspired Talks/Monday, July 29, 1895