Now, this is to be brought about slowly, and by only insisting on our religion and giving liberty to society. Root up priestcraft from the old re...ligion, and you get the best religion in the world. Do you understand me? Can you make a European society with India's religion? I believe it is possible, and must be.
The grand plan is to start a colony in Central India, where you can follow your own ideas independently, and then a little leaven will leaven all. In the meanwhile form a Central Association and go on branching off all over India. Start only on religious grounds now, and do not preach any violent social reform at present; only do not countenance foolish superstitions. Try to revive society on the old grounds of universal salvation and equality as laid down by the old Masters, such as Shankarâchârya, Râmânuja, and Chaitanya.
- Swami Vivekananda
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 4/Writings: Prose/To my Brave Boys