MAYA AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPTION OF GOD-22.
(Delivered in London, 20th October 1896)
We, in India, allowed liberty in spiritual matters, and we have a tremendous spiritual power in religious thought even today.
You grant the same liberty in social matters, and so have a splendid social organisation.
We have not given any freedom to the expansion of social matters, and ours is a cramped society.
You have never given any freedom in religious matters but with fire and sword have enforced your beliefs, and the result is that religion is a stunted, degenerated growth in the European mind.
In India, we have to take off the shackles from society; in Europe, the chains must be taken from the feet of spiritual progress.
Then will come a wonderful growth and development of man.
If we discover that there is one unity running through all these developments, spiritual, moral, and social, we shall find that religion, in the fullest sense of the word, must come into society, and into our everyday life.
In the light of Vedanta you will Understand that all sciences are but manifestations of religion, and so is everything that exists in this world.
To be continued ..