Religion begins with a tremendous dissatisfaction with the present state of things

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“Don’t bother your heads about such nonsense as religion and metaphysics. Live here; this is a very bad world, indeed, but make the best of it.” Which, put in plain language; means: Live a hypocritical, lying life, a life of continuous fraud, covering your old sores in the best way you can; go on putting patch after patch, until everything is lost and you are a mass of patchwork. This is called practical wisdom. Those who are satisfied with this patchwork will never come to religion.

Religion begins with a tremendous dissatisfaction with the present state of things, with our lives, and a hatred, an intense hatred, for this patching up of life, an unbounded disgust for fraud and lies.

Swami Vivekananda

Vivekananda The Yogas and Other Works.

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