Are you sincere? Unselfish even unto death? And loving? Then fear not, not even death. Onward, my lads! The whole world requires Light…. Now the time has come. Have faith that you are all, my brave lads, born to do great things! let not the barks of puppies frighten you – no, not even the thunderbolts of heaven – but stand up and work!
(p.43, CW.Vol.5, Swamiji’s letter to Alasinga on 31 August, 1894)