Who says that spiritual practice produces no effect? Surely it does. There is not a shade of doubt about it. People of the world give you wages, if you work for them. Is God so unkind that He will not requite the works done for Him? But you must work in the right spirit. Working haphazardly will not do.
(p.132, Spiritual Talks, Swami Turiyananda’s words to a devotee at Varanasi on 12 Oct,1919.)
God is all-auspicious – this faith brings peace and happiness. If you try to explain the world through intellectual reasoning, you will be in trouble. That is why the Master advised us to realize God first and then try to understand the world. Hold onto the Lord, then all good will attend you.
(p.173, Spiritual Treasures, Letter of Swami Turiyananda on 12 Oct, 1916 from Almora.)