The Maha-Bodhi: Vol. XXXVII
For Gautama Buddha was not merely the founder of a world. He was a great world-force. He had transformed the minds of men the result of which can clearly be seen in the history of ancient and modern India. As a teacher of religion he fought against the pretensions of priest-craft who had enslaved humanity and provided them with a passage to the other world only through their medium. He had pricked the bubble of hollow conciet of Brahmins who held the sole monopoly of assuring the future of mankind.