SWAMI VIVEKANANDA CHICAGO SPEECH
WORLD PARLIAMENT OF RELIGION CHICAGO
|Swami Vivekananda (Narendra)|
Vivekananda Speech 15 Sep 1893
Why We Disagree
and became a little sleek and fat. Well, one day another frog that lived in the sea came and fell into the well.
"Where are you from?"
"I am from the sea."
"The sea! How big is that? Is it as big as my well?" and he took a leap
from one side of the well to the other.
"My friend," said the frog of the sea, "how do you compare the sea with
your little well?"
Then the frog took another leap and asked, "Is your sea so big?"
"What nonsense you speak, to compare the sea with your well!"
"Well, then," said the frog of the well, "nothing can be bigger than my
well; there can be nothing bigger than this; this fellow is a liar, so
turn him out."
That has been the difficulty all the while. I am a Hindu. I am sitting in my own little well and thinking that the whole world is my little well. The Christian sits in his little well and thinks the whole world is his well. The
Mohammedan sits in his little well and thinks that is the whole world. I have to thank you of America for the great attempt you are making to break down the barriers of this little world of ours, and hope that, in the future, the Lord will help you to accomplish your purpose.
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