The utility of this science is to bring out the perfect man, and not let him wait and wait for ages, just a plaything in the hands of the physical world, like a log of drift-wood carried from wave to wave and tossing about in the ocean. This science wants you to be strong, to take the work in your own hand, instead of leaving it in the hands of nature, and get beyond this little life. That is the great idea.
- Swami Vivekananda
THE POWERS OF THE MIND ( Delivered at Los Angeles, California, January 8, 1900 ) The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 2