Sister Nivedita appeals :
The power of man, whether as individual or community, depends on the degree to which he can act in synthesis. The European is stronger than the Indian merely in so far as he has a deeper-rooted habit of regarding himself as part of a whole. But behind the power of action stands the idea. Without the conception of synthesis, it is impossible to co-ordinate ourselves or our deeds to those of the community or the race. Thought makes the world. Creative power is in the mind. We ourselves, by intense concentration on a given notion, may change the whole face of the earth within a lifetime. For these reasons it is all-important that the young should learn how sacred is the duty of thinking of their country as a whole. Neither of patriotism nor of politics have I anything to say to you tonight, because these words are too paltry to describe the far grander thing I would evoke. That to which I address myself, that which I seek to awaken, is Your Sense of Nationality. '