Vision of one India
At Kanyakumari, Narendra had a “vision of one India” (the “Kanyakumari resolve of 1892”).
He later wrote:
“At Cape Camorin sitting in Mother Kumari’s temple, sitting on the last bit of Indian rock – I hit upon a plan: We are so many sanyasis wandering about, and teaching the people metaphysics – it is all madness. Did not our Gurudeva use to say, ‘An empty stomach is no good for religion?’ We as a nation have lost our individuality and that is the cause of all mischief in India. We have to raise the masses.”
To realize this, he needed collaborators and funds. The people were easily to find, but the funds were hard to acquire, and therefore Narendra decided to travel to America, “to earn money myself, and then return to my country and devote the rest of my days to the realisation of this one aim of my life.”