Friday, January 4, 2019

Necessity of Religion

Religions and sects are not the work of hypocrites and wicked people who invented all these to get a little money, as some of our modern men want to think. 
However reasonable that explanation may seem, it is not true, and they were not invented that way at all. 

They are the outcome of the necessity of the human soul. They are all here to satisfy the hankering and thirst of different classes of human minds, and you need not preach against them. 
The day when that necessity will cease, they will vanish along with the cessation of that necessity; and so long as that cremains, they must be there in spite of your preaching, in spite of your criticism. 

                   - Swami Vivekananda, 
                     Address at Madras, 
                     Lectures From Colombo to Almora

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