Monday, 8 February 2016

India's Mission

'What is it that India has to give to the world, or contribute to the harmony of civilizations?' India's mission is spiritualization of humanity.

 

Swami Vivekananda said,

"This is the theme of Indian life - work, the burden of her eternal songs, the backbone of her existence, the foundation of her being, the raison d'être of her very existence — the spiritualization of the human race. In this her life-course she has never deviated, whether the Tartar ruled or the Turk, whether the Mogul ruled or the English." (CWSV, vol. IV, p. 315.)

 

Swami Vivekananda warned us,

"We must not forget that what I mean …by spiritual thought is the sending out of life - giving principles, not the hundreds of superstitions that we have been hugging to our breasts for centuries. These have to be weeded out even on this soil, and thrown aside, so that they may die for ever." (CWSV, vol. III, pp. 277- 278.)


How will this spiritualization of humanity take place? What are those life-giving principles?