Try to be dutiful to yourself, dutiful towards your wife and dutiful to your children, if youhave any. Be dutiful to your relations, your friends and neighbors. Be charitable, honest, plainand truthful. Above all, have an intense devotion and love for God, the Author of your being.Lead this life, until it becomes one with your nature. For, you should know it for a fact, thatunless a man is physically and mentally pure, he has no right to enter the holy shrine of Yoga.For, Yoga does not consist of merely holding the breath and making pranayama and variouspostures. It means getting rid of all Chitta-vrittis or desires. The pure alone can get rid of theevil effect of evil desires. So, try to be pure by ever striving to be dutiful to your parents, yourwife and children, relatives and friends and your neighbors. Be an ideal householder first, forthen alone will you be able to be a real Yogi.You will be glad to hear that I am starting for Puri to bring our President (SwamiBrahmananda) here. Whatever a good man like touches becomes not only pure but also getsthe purifying power. He is not coming to deliver lectures here but to give religion to thosewho need. There is not much work done in public lectures. What is there in hollow talk?Everyone can talk religion but where is he who can give it? here is the man who can showerblessings on an afflicted heart, who can give religion and lead man to God. You need not bereminded of the absolute hollowness of the so-called wisdom of the modern age. Man doesnot become really wise by reading books written by men whose earthbound minds have notthe power to soar in the infinite firmament to Truth, whose speculations end in agnosticism,skepticism or atheism, whose moral principles wanting the basis of Eternity, are little betterthan jargon, and whose ignorance keeps them confined in the limited span of a precariouslive, bounded on both sides by birth and death...The enthusiasm which you have been showing for the noble cause of the Sri RamakrishnaMission should increase in a thousandfold now, as the living embodiment of that Mission, HisMost Serene Holiness, is on the eve of coming to the South.Never remain idle, for idleness is the progenitor of all evil thought. Be always vigilant incarrying out your duties. Shake off all dullness from within you. Laziness is the worst of allsins. There is no royal road to perfection. Sentimentalism is of no avail. You must labor hardand be always pleased with the place where God has been pleased to keep you. You are,indeed, a very bad lover of God if you cannot bear some worldly troubles for His sake!Those affairs which are displeasing to you now will all prove your great friends hereafter.God is more intelligent than any of us. He knows what is necessary for you and where to keepyou. If you resent His Dispensation, you really resent His infinite Love and Grace. Obedienceis divine: disobedience is satanic.It is through sheer ignorance that we bring on ourselves all sorts of groundless anxieties. Towork you have the right, but not the fruits thereof. The leader should be a man having not theleast egoism. Not "I" but "Though"--this should be his motto. Remember this and go onworking and you are sure to come out victorious. Talk sweetly to everything done all at once.There is no power in Heaven and Earth that can withstand the strong current of spiritualitywhich His Mission has already sent out with such success all over the world. Be happy thatyou are a chosen child of the Lord. Tell all members of the Vedanta Society that they are notonly destined to illumine themselves but everyone who will come in contact with them.