Vivekananda, Mohammed, like many untrained people in the spiritual life, upon having a
spiritual experience jumped to the conclusion that he had the Word of God, and that the
world should follow the religion God had revealed to him . Whether one agrees with
Vivekananda or not, he is simply applying the principles of yogic spirituality to the
commonly known life and teachings of Mohammed, thinking that these yogic principles are
The idea of a final prophet, such as Mohammed is claimed to be, is contrary to the idea of
yogic spirituality that spiritual knowledge is a human capacity, like art, science, or
mechanical skills, albeit of higher nature. As a capacity of all human beings, it cannot
exclusively or finally belongs to any one person.
There cannot be any final painter, for example, beyond whom no real painters can
ever be born, or any final scientist, beyond whom no important new scientific discoveries
can be made. Any insistence upon a final or exclusive revelation of God for a certain
person is contrary to the universality of the yogic view.