"And what is your attitude towards the Western religions, Swami?"
"I propound a philosophy which can serve as a basis to every possible religious system in the world, and my attitude towards all of them is one of extreme sympathy — my teaching is antagonistic to none. I direct my attention to the individual, to make him strong, to teach him that he himself is divine, and I call upon men to make themselves conscious of this divinity within. That is really the ideal — conscious or unconscious — of every religion."
- Swami Vivekananda
AN INDIAN YOGI IN LONDON
(The Westminster Gazette, 23rd October, 1895)