Rabindranath Tagore on Swamiji

Rabindranath Tagore

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)


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