11.8.12

VIVEKANANDA WRITES AND INSPIRES US

LETTER-29

Dear.................*

…Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work — this is the only way. Go on; remember — patience and purity and courage and steady work. . . . So long as you are pure, and true to your principles, you will never fail — Mother will never leave you, and all blessings will be yours.

Yours with love,
VIVEKANANDA.

*[You may treat these letters as if addressed to you]

 SOURCE: The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda,
                    Volume-5 [Epistles-First Series-LIII]



LETTER-30


Dear.................*

As for me, mind you, I stand at nobody's dictation. I know my mission in life, and no chauvinism about me; I belong as much to India as to the world, no humbug about that. … What country has any special claim on me? Am I any nation's slave?

I see a greater Power than man, or God, or devil at my back. I require nobody's help. I have been all my life helping others. . . .

Do you mean to say I am born to live and die one of those caste-ridden, superstitious, merciless, hypocritical, atheistic cowards that you find only amongst the educated Hindus? I hate cowardice; I will have nothing to do with cowards or political nonsense. I do not believe in any politics. God and truth are the only politics in the world, everything else is trash.

Ever yours with blessings,

VIVEKANANDA.

*[You may treat these letters as if addressed to you]

 SOURCE: The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda,
                    Volume-5 [Epistles-First Series-LII]


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