The Infinite Energy

At the present time God should be worshipped as Mother, the Infinite Energy.  This will lead to purity, and tremendous energy will come here in America.  Here no temples weigh us down, no one suffers as they do in poorer countries.  Woman has suffered for eons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance.  She holds on to an idea.  It is this which makes her the support of even superstitious religions and of the priest in every land, and it is this that will free her.  We have to become Vedantists and live this grand thought; the masses must get it, and only in free America can this be done.  In India these ideas were brought out by individuals like Buddha, Shankara, and others, but the masses did not retain them.  The new cycle must see the masses living Vedanta and this will have to come through women.



“Keep the beloved beautiful Mother
in the heart of your hearts with all care.
Throw out everything but the tongue,
Keep that to say, ‘Mother, Mother!’
Let no evil counselors enter;
Let you and me, my heart,
alone see Mother.
Thou art beyond all that lives!
My moon of life, my Soul of soul!”

Swami Vivekananda
Inspired Talks,
August 4, 1895