The first great thing to accomplish is to establish a character…Do not fret because the world looks with suspicion at every new attempt, even though it be in the path of spirituality…Religion is its own end. That religion which is only a means to worldly well-being is not religion, whatever else it may be;…Truth, purity, and unselfishness – wherever these are present, there is no power below or above the Sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition. Above all beware of compromises…You have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to other’ “fads” through the greed of getting supporters. Your Atman is the support of the universe – whose support do you stand in need of? Wait with patience and love and strength; if helpers are not ready now, they will come in time.
(p.278-9, V.4, “On Professor Max Muller”, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji writes in an article written to Brahmavadin on 6 June 1896)