Swami Vivekananda(12 January 1863–4 July 1902), was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world and was credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century. Vivekananda is regarded as a patriotic saint and his birthday is celebrated as the National Youth Day.
The progress of the world through all its evils is making it fit for the ideals, slowly but surely. The majority will have to go on with this slow growth–the exceptional ones will have to get out [of society] to realize the idea in the present state of things.
“The Perfect never becomes imperfect. It is in darkness but not affected by the darkness. God’s mercy goes to all, but it is not affected by their wickedness. The sun is not affected by any disease of our eyes which may make us see it distorted”.