Anxiety is worse than the disease. Give a little money — whatever is needed. If in this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true; this I have learnt after suffering all my life; all else is mere moonshine. . . .
Readings from the sacred books, worship, study — see that all these are being maintained. My love to all.
- Swami Vivekananda
GOPAL LAL VILLA,
BENARES (VARANASI) CANTONMENT,
18th February, 1902.