‘Who am I’ reflects three characters of a man – that which he exhibits; that which he has; and that which he thinks he has. In a way, every man is a book, but the only thing is you should know how to read him. A disciplined conscience is man’s best friend. It may not be his most amiable, but it is his most faithful monitor.
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is futile to seek it elsewhere. In short, Swamiji says, “Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be enjoyed from each new vantage point. Climb steadily, enjoying each passing moment of life, only then the view from the mountain top will serve as a fitting pleasure for the journey.
“The message that Swamiji conveys is “follow your honest convictions and be a strong individual.” Our beliefs are wiser than us; the best that is in us is better than we understand; for it is beyond our experience. Because strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any realized joy could be. A must read for every individual to understand oneself and hope for the best.