The world is neither good nor bad. What I call good, you, perhaps, call bad, and the reverse. What is the standard? The standard is our own attitude towards life. Each one has his own standard. And with increased experience and insight the standard changes. The pity is that we still recognize evil. When we become perfectly good ourselves, the whole world will appear good. We see only the reflection of our own minds. See the Lord always in everything, and you will see no evil.
In matters of opinion swim with the current; in matters of principle stand firm as a rock.
Books on Yoga say that all power is in us. We must control the mind through proper discipline, then only will its powers be manifested. For the accumulation of spiritual power absolute continence is needed.