“This I have seen in life—those who are overcautious about themselves
fall into dangers at every step; those who are afraid of losing
honor and respect, get only disgrace; and those who are always
afraid of loss, always lose.
“Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God.
“Strength is the sign of vigor, the sign of life, the sign of hope,
the sign of health, and the sign of everything that is good. As long
as the body lives, there must be strength in the body, strength in
the mind, strength in the hand.
“We must have friendship for all;
we must be merciful toward those that are in misery;
when people are happy, we ought to be happy;
and to the wicked we must be indifferent.
These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
“We are responsible for what we are,
and whatever we wish ourselves to be,
we have the power to make ourselves.
If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions,
it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be
produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.
“Stand up, be bold, be strong.
Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders,
and know that you are the creator of your own destiny.
All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves.
Therefore, make your own future.
“Do not believe in a thing because you have read about it in a book.
Do not believe in a thing because another man has said it was true.
Do not believe in words because they are hallowed by tradition.
Find out the truth for yourself. Reason it out. That is realization.
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life -
think of it, dream of it, live on idea.
Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body,
be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone.
This is the way to success.