As the different streams
having their sources in different places
all mingle their water in the sea,
so, O Lord, the different paths which men take
through different tendencies,
various though they appear,
crooked or straight,
all lead to thee.
hindu hymn - as recalled by swami vivekananda -1893
Excerpt from Swami Vivekananda’s opening address to the World’s Parliament of Religions, Chicago, USA, 11 September, 1893.