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Swami Vivekananda on orthodoxy

There are two great obstacles on our path in India, the Syclla of old orthodoxy and the Charybdis of modern European civilisation. Of these two, I vote for the old orthodoxy, and not for the Europeanised system; for the old orthodox man may be ignorant, he may be crude, but he is a man, he has strength, he has a faith, he stands on his own feet; while the Europeanised man has no backbone, he is a man of heterogenous ideas picked up at random from every source – and these ideas are unassimilated, undigested, unharmonized. He does not stand on his own feet, and his head is turning round and round.

Author: Swami Vivekananda

Source: Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Page 56