The will of a yogi must be more indomitable than that of the thief.
When you make the highest resolution, “May I attain Self-realization,” then in spite of all the difficulties, adversities, turmoil and obstacles, you must keep that resolve. According to the Upanishads, a sage said, “Amah Brikshasyareriva”-“I am the mover of the world tree. I will shape up the tree of the world-process and I will uproot it.” And the sage did it! So too, let this profound resolution ring within your heart and fill your life with the choicest blessings of God.
[Swami Jyotirmayananda is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda maharaj. When he was studying in the Science College of Patna he was only 18 years of age: he read Swami Sivananda’s book “Mind, Its Mysteries and Control.” The attracted him, and when Swami Sivananda visited Patna during his All-India tour in September, 1950, he had Swamiji’s first Darshan. Then, his mind was drawn towards his Master more and more. Finally in 1952, he went to Rishikesh on a short visit, and lived there permanently.]