Ignorance is the mother of all the evil and all the misery we see – Swami Vivekananda



Life is and must be accompanied by evil. A little evil is the source of life. The little wickedness that is in the world is very good. For, when the balance is regained, the world will end, because sameness and destruction are one. When this world goes, good and evil go with it. When we transcend this world, we get rid of both good and evil, and have bliss.

The miseries of the world cannot be cured by physical help only. Until man’s nature changes, these physical needs will always arise, and miseries will always be felt, and no amount of physical help will cure them completely. The only solution of this problem is to make mankind pure. Ignorance is the mother of all the evil and all the misery we see. Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before.
– Swami Vivekananda