When he sent them away to work in the far- flung areas, he visited the place first to make sure that the minimum necessities of life would be available. To the young girls who responded to his clarion call to renounce their homes and join him in serving the Motherland, his concern and attitude were like that of a mother and father combined.
Vivekananda Kendra is a unique experiment in social service, bringing for the first time men and women together, under one roof, teaching them to work side by side as lay-missionaries. By and large, he was able to build up a cadre of really dedicated selfless Jeevan Vratis who with their total identification to Swamiji’s cause and ideals have now been able to shoulder the burden of the immense work entrusted to them.
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सिद्धयसिद्धयोर्निर्विकार: कर्ता सात्त्विक उच्यते ॥१८.२६॥
Freed from attachment, non-egoistic, endowed with courage and enthusiasm and unperturbed by success or failure, the worker is known as a pure (Sattvika) one. Four outstanding and essential qualities of a worker. - Bhagwad Gita : XVIII-26