Sunday, August 31, 2014


I must frankly state that in my life - long experience in the work, I have always found " Occultism " injurious and weakening to humanity. What we want is strength. We Indians, more than any other race, want strong and vigorous thought. We have enough of the superfine in all concerns. For centuries we have been stuffed with the mysterious; the result is that our intellectual and spiritual digestion is almost hopelessly impaired, and the race has been dragged down to the depths of hopeless imbecility - never before or since experienced by any other civilised community. There must be freshness and vigour of thougth behind to make a virile race. More than enough to strengthen the whole world exists in the Upanishads. The Adviata is the enternal mine of strength. But it requires to be applied. It must first be cleared of the incrustation of scholasticism, and then in all its simplicity, beauty and sublimity be taught over the length and breadth of the land, as applied even to the minutest detail of daily life.

" This is a very large order" ; but we must work towards it, nevertheless, as if it would be accomplished tomorrow. Of one thing I am sure - that whoever wants to help his fellow beings through genuine love and unselfishness will work wonders. "

- Swami Vivekananda
[ Page 284 - The Plan of Work - Swami Vivekananda ON HIMSELF ]

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