The life of renunciation is the only life that can make us truly happy. No other life can ever do so. It is certain that one day we shall have to give up everything whether we want to or not. It is much better to give it up gladly and freely before we are compelled to do so. But if one cannot do that, the next best course is to turn everything over to Mother and abide by her decree.
(p.251, Spiritual Treasures, Letters of Swami Turiyananda, Swami Turiyananda’s letter from Rishikesh on 17 Feb,1914.)