Always be vigilant in spiritual life. Don’t be over-daring in any matter. Overconfidence leads to disaster. Vain is your studying the scriptures and futile your association with the holy, if you cannot absorb the teachings and apply them in your life. Reflect on why I am saying all these things to you, and then never hesitate to do what you think to be right.
(p.32, Spiritual Treasures, Swami Turiyananda’s letter to Harimohan dt 14th November 1898)