The dawn of the New Age is breaking over the world – the blessed day that will illumine our hearts with the glory of its effulgence is at hand. Knowingly or unknowingly the human race is moving forward along the path of liberation inspired by Sri Ramakrishna’s message of the harmony of all religions and by his unique realization of the essential oneness of karma, action, bhakti and yoga. The day is not far off when the whole world will witness the establishment of a universal kingdom of peace, and when in loving reponse to the call of the Master, all people, forgetting their religious differences, will unite together and glorify the master’s message. “As many faiths, so many paths.” Then onlywill the meridian light of the Master’s advent illumine the hearts of humanity. May the citizens of the world, on this blessed day, understand the meaning of the Master’s coming and be hallowed. This and this alone is my fervent prayer.
p.587, God lived with Them, from Swami Akhandanandaji’s inaugural message for the centenary celebrations of the birth of Sri Ramakrishna given on 24 Feb, 1936 in Belur Math.