The Indian Press does not appear to be doing full justice
to the activities of Rabindranath Tagore in Japan. Does
it happen every day that an Indian goes to Japan and
there receives the highest honor from all classes of
people, from Prime Minister Okuma as well as from the
simple monk of the Buddhist Shrine?
We must spread the contagion of greatness
among the people. To this end the whole country must
be made aware of the important doings and sayings of
representative Indians. And who can do this more effectively
than the great journalists of modern India? It is genius
that elevates the race of men. The Indian ear must ring
with the fame of Indian genius. The present intellectual
and spiritual revival in the county will be regarded
by coming generations as one of the most brilliant chapters
inhuman history. I appeal to our great publicists to
identify themselves more completely with the Revival.
For true is the message which Vivekananda brought poet
is merely a symbol. We shall soon have scores and scores
of them, men of thought and men of deed. Go watch thyself
for watch thy brother, either of you will soon be great.
In what does greatness consist? Not
in the size of your materials but in the manner of your
doing. There is a great and divine way for all doings,
building houses or reaping corn. When man is master
of his work, he is full man and therefore great. Greatness
consists in putting your soul into the very heart of
your work. We are great in the spirit of self-surrender.
Karma-yoga must be easier to learn for the children
of Krishna. So let us achieve all things by throwing
ourselves at the lotus feet of the Bhagavan. So let
us offer full praise to those who lead us on this great