Patriotism first, then Universalism

Once Someone told Swamiji that a monk should have no particular attachment to his country. Instead, he should view all countries as his own. At this, Swamiji replied: “He who fails to love and support his mother how can he provide sustenance for another’s mother?”What Swamiji meant was that even the sannyasins should love their motherland. How can he who cannot love his own country, embrace the world? Patriotism first, then universalism.