He who sees Shiva [ God ] in the poor, in the weak and the diseased, really worships Shiva; and … with him Shiva is more pleased than with the man who sees Him only in temples."

Ramakrishna Mission sprouted from the above philosophy. When this philosophy is put into practice, it manifests as: 

- all work is sacred

- work as worship

- service to man is service to God

- service to the poor and the downtrodden