Saturday, April 7, 2007

#007, Otherwise, Christian missionaries will take them

Swami Vivekananda wrote to Swami Akhandananda from Los Angeles, on the 21st February 1900:
"... If orphan girls come to your hands for shelter, you must take them in above all else. Otherwise, Christian missionaries will take them, poor things away. ..."

*If Christian missionaries will not take the orphan girls away, Akhandananda need not take them?
*Is helping orphan girls dependent on the activities of rival organisations? (In businesses, this happens.)
*Won't they take orphan boys?
*Pl. See post #... on separate dining for Mohammedan boys.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

again you are misinterpreting... this shows how much importance swamiji gave to woman. he mentioned about missionaries just to elaborate this point, as desired their welfare

Theodore Roosvelt -"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."