This toy world would not be here, this play could not go on, if we were knowing players. We must play blind-folded. Some of us have taken the part of the rogue of the play, some heroic – never mind, it is all play. This is the only consolation. There are demons and lions and tigers and what not on the stage, but they are all muzzled. They snap but cannot bite. The world cannot touch our souls. If you want, even if the body be torn and bleeding, you may enjoy the greatest peace in your mind.
(p.467, CW.Vol.8, , Swamiji’s letter to Miss Marie Halboister)