But I sincerely believe that you ought to turn all your help to Miss Farmer's Greenacre work this year. India can wait as she is waiting centuries and an immediate work at hand should always have the preference.
Again, according to Manu, collecting funds even for a good work is not good for a Sannyasin, and I have begun to feel that the old sages were right. "Hope is the greatest misery, despair is the greatest happiness." It appears like a hallucination. I am getting out of them. I was in these childish ideas of doing this and doing that.
- Swami Vivekananda
54 W. 33rd ST., NEW YORK, 14th Feb., 1895.The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/LX Mrs. Bull