Be free from desires. Thirst for the knowledge of God. Engage yourself in performing
selfless service. The Divine vision and intuition will dawn in you.
Worship your father, mother, the teacher and guests as veritable Gods, without regarding
them as mere human beings. Pay them due reverence. Serve them with great respect. Do not yield to
fatalism. Change your habits. Lead a virtuous life. Eradicate greed and anxiety. Give up vanity. Be
devoted to the Lord. The Divine Light will dawn in you.
From "Light, Power and Wisdom" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963).