We have yet something to teach to the world this is the very reason, the raison d’etre, that this nation has lived on in spite of hundreds of years of persecution, in spite of nearly thousand years of foreign rule and foreign oppression. This nation still lives; the raison d’etre is, it still hold to God, to the treasure-house of religion and spirituality, the fountain which will have to overflow and flood the world to bring in new life and new vitality to the Western and others, which are now almost borne down, half-killed, and degraded by political ambitions and social scheming.
But mark you,if you give up that spirituality, leaving it aside to go the materializing civilization of West, the result will be that in three generation you will be an extinct race; because the backbone of the nation will broken, the foundation upon which the national edifice has been built will be undermined, and the result will be annihilation all round.
Some of these old temples of Southern India, and those like Somnath of Gujarat will teach you volumes of wisdom, will give you a keener insight into history of the race than any amount of books. Mark how this temples bear the mark of hundred attacks and a hundred regenerations, continually destroyed and continually springing up out of the ruins, rejuvenated and strong as ever !That is the national mind, that is the national life-current.