Wednesday, 23 March 2016

India's work

Swami Vivekananda said that each nation has a mission to fulfill and the mission of India is spiritualization of human race. It is for this that she has been living in spite of so many vicissitudes. At Madras he told,
Young men of Madras, my hope is in you. Will you respond to the call of your nation? Each one of you has a glorious future if you dare believe me. Have a tremendous faith in yourselves …that eternal power is lodged in every soul — and you will revive the whole of India. Ay, we will then go to every country under the sun, and our ideas will before long be a component of the many forces that are working to make up every nation in the world. (CWSV, vol. III, p. 303)
Another very interesting observation of world history made by Swami Vivekananda was that whenever communications were made, roads were linked the world over by various conquerors. The conquerors after a few years of bright existence went into oblivion but through those very channels of communication went the eternal message of India. Again the same phenomenon was taking place, observed Swami Vivekananda prophetically,
Owing to English genius, the world today has been linked in such a fashion as has never before been done. Today trade centres have been formed such as have never been before in the history of mankind. And immediately, consciously or unconsciously, India rises up and pours forth her gifts of spirituality; and they will rush through these roads till they have reached the very ends of the world. That I went to America was not my doing or your doing; but the God of India who is guiding her destiny sent me, and will send hundreds of such to all the nations of the world. No power on earth can resist it. This also has to be done. You must go out to preach your religion, preach it to every nation under the sun, preach it to every people. (CWSV, vol. III, p. 223)