Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Am I one in Swamiji's 100 thousand?

Together with dedication, we have to transmit the fire within to more and more youth to come forward. Wrote Swami Vivekananda,
Train up a band of fiery young men. Put fire in them and gradually increase the organization, letting it widen and widen its circle. (CWSV, vol. V, p.35)
He envisaged,
A hundred thousand men and women, fired with the zeal of holiness, fortified with eternal faith in the Lord, and nerved to lion's courage by their sympathy for the poor and the fallen and the downtrodden, will go over the length and breadth of the land, preaching the gospel of salvation, the gospel of help, the gospel of  social raising-up —the gospel of equality. (CWSV, vol. V, p.15)

"Am I one in His hundred thousand?" – is a question which more and more youth need to ask themselves. When thousands would ask this question to themselves and reply in the affirmative then would India wake up. Great works are done by great sacrifices only.