Swamiji told Ramaswamy, the 14 year old son of Sundararama Iyer, with whom he stayed in 1892, in Thiruvananthapuram,

“You are still a young boy, I hope & wish that you will reverentially study the Upanishads, the Bramha Sutra & Bhagavad Geetha, as also the Ithihasaas, the Puraanaas & the Aagamaas. You will not find the like of these anywhere else in the world”

“Man alone of all living creatures, has a hunger in his heart, to know the whence & whither, the whys & wherefores of things.

There are 4 key words you must remember

1) Abhaya (Fearlessness) 2) Ahimsa (Non-Injury) 3) Asanga (Non-attachment) &

4) Aananda (Bliss)

These words really sum up the essence of all our sacred books. Remember them & their implication will become clear to you later on”