To those who wish to reach higher in their spiritual aspirations
Swami Vivekanand says,
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, dream of it, live on that idea.
The first step is not to disturb the mind, not to associate with persons whose ideas are disturbing. Avoid them. And those of you who want to go to the highest, must avoid all company, good or bad. Practise hard; whether you love or die does not matter.
Those who take up just a bit of it and a little of everything else make no progress. It is of no use simply to take up a course of lessons.
To those who are full of Tamas, ignorant and dull-those whose minds never get fixed on any idea, who only crave for something to amuse them, religion and philosophy are simply objects of entertainment. These are the unpersevering. They hear a talk, think it very nice and then go home and forget all about it.
To succeed you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will.
“I will drink the ocean, at my will the mountains will crumble”, says the preserving soul.
Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard and you will reach the goal”.