Rabindranath Tagore on Swamiji
Vivekananda said that there was the power of God in every man, that God wanted to have our service through the poor. This is what I call real gospel. This gospel showed the path of infinite freedom from man’s tiny egocentric self beyond the limits of all selfishness. This was no sermon relating to a particular ritual, nor was it a narrow injunction to be imposed upon one’s external life. Vivekananda’s gospel marked the awakening of man in his fullness…If you want to know India , study Vivekananda.
–Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 – Aug 7, 1941)