The aim of Swami Vivekananda was not
only to obliterate all distinctions of caste,
but also to uplift the Daridra Narayana. . .
—Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray
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Ray was a social worker and a philanthropist as well. In 1923 when millions of people of North Bengal lost their home after a devastating flood, Ray organized Bengal Relief Committee and collected 25 lakh rupees for the welfare of the affected people.
In this article we are going write on Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray's quotes and comments on Swami Vivekananda.
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray's quotes and comments on Swami Vivekananda
It was Swamiji’s great principle that the service of Daridra Narayana should be the real service of humanity. . .
Swami Vivekananda’s great message was that all the low caste people should be taken as our brethren. Not only the right hand of the fellowship should be extended to them, but they should be embraced as a brother embraces his fellow-brother. . .
Many things come out of Swami Vivekananda’s life. He said that the temples should be thrown open to all the Hindus irrespective of caste distinction. That is a very simple thing. In the eye of God there is no distinction between one man and another. . . .
The aim of Swami Vivekananda was not only to obliterate all distinctions of caste, but also to uplift the Daridra Narayana. . .
Another thing he has done is propounding the principles of Vedanta in foreign countries. We are all the worshippers of the material world. We forget that there is anything good in our own teachings and literature. This is due to our illusion and ignorance. He expounded the principles of Vedanta and created not only a profound impression in the New World, but there were also many converts to it in America. Many of them came out to India, and devoted their time, energy and money to the cause of India. That was not a small service that he rendered.
- Prabuddha Bharata, May 1931, pp.243-44.
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