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The Empire Builders
For God and Country

Vivekananda identified himself with the masses. "Give them bread not religion," he thundered. "Where should one go to seek for God? Are not all the poor, the miserable, the weak, God?" he asked. "The poor, the ignorant, the illiterate, the afflicted —let these be your God : know that service to these is the highest religion," he proclaimed,
Vivekananda played a significant role in hammering India into a nation.
"Who cares for your Bhakti and Mukti?" the monk once exclaimed. "I will go into a thousand hells cheerfully, if I can rouse my countrymen, immersed in tamas (darkness) to stand on their feet."
"For the next fifty years," he said elsewhere, "this alone shall be our keynote—this, our great Mother India. Let all other vain gods disappear for that time from our minds."
By projecting the concept of Mother India, Swami Vivekananda gave Indians a cause which transcended the barriers of caste and community.
He earnestly believed that Hindus and Muslims had to come together to build the nation.
In one of his letters he wrote : "For our motherland a junction of the two great systems, Hinduism and Islam – Vedanta Brain and Islam Body – is the only hope.
"I see in my mind's eye the future perfect India rising out of this chaos and strife, glorious and invincible with Vedanta Brain and Islam Body."

Make Me A Man

"India!...Wouldst thou attain, by means of thy disgraceful cowardice, that freedom deserved only by the brave and the heroic?… Forget not that the lower classes, the ignorant, the poor, the illiterate, the cobbler, the sweeper are thy flesh and blood, thy brothers. Thou brave one, be bold, take courage, be proud that thou art an Indian and proudly proclaim, 'I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother.' Say, 'The ignorant Indian, the poor and destitute Indian, the Brahman Indian, the Pariah Indian, is my brother.' Thou too, clad with but a rag round thy loins proudly proclaim at the top of thy voice … Say, Brother, 'the soil of India is my highest heaven, the good of India is my good,' and repeat and pray day and night, 'O Thou Lord of Gauri, O Thou Mother of the Universe, vouchsafe manliness unto me. O Thou Mother of Strength, take away my weakness, take away my unmanliness, and—Make me a Man.'"

— Swami Vivekananda

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