…Have patience and be faithful unto death. Do not fight among yourselves. Be perfectly pure in money dealings. . . . We will do great things yet So long as you have faith and honesty and devotion, everything will prosper. Be bold and fearless, and the road will be clear. . . . If you all stand by me and do not lose patience, I assure you, we shall do great work yet. Mind you, the Guru-bhakta will conquer the world — this is the one evidence of history It is faith that makes a lion of a man. You must always remember how much work I have to do. Sometimes I have to deliver two or three lectures a day — and thus I make my way against all odds — hard work; any weaker man would die. . . . Hold on with faith and strength; be true, be honest, be pure, and don’t quarrel among yourselves. Jealousy is the bane of our race.
(p.98-9, V.5, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji’s letter to Alasinga dt. 20 December 1895)