Now Shri Krishna says: "Better die in your own path than attempt the path of another." This is my path, and I am down here. And you are way up there, and I am always tempted to give up my path thinking I will go there and be with you. And if I go up, I am neither there nor here. We must not lose sight of this doctrine. It is all [a matter of] growth. Wait and grow, and you attain everything; otherwise there will be [great spiritual danger]. Here is the fundamental secret of teaching religion.
- Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in San Francisco, on May 29, 1900)The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 1/Lectures And Discourses/The Gita III