I was glad to find these ideas confirmed by a great yogi and sage of Bengal, Paramahamsa Narayana Tirtha Dev, so that it cannot be said they are Western notions grafted on Indian trees. The yogi, who was the head of a secret fraternity with more than a thousand members living near the Assam frontier, was dead before I came to know him, but to glean more details of his techniques and doctrines I made a special journey to the group of intimate disciples who survived him. He said, "In the coming nation, there will be no place for Sannyase. To realize the Self through the householder's life shall be the grand ideal of the future of the world. It is not by giving up all, but by realizing the Self in all, that one has to realize the object of the world-evolution and be free. The path is not through negation of the Universe to the affirmation of the Supreme Self, but through affirmation of the Supreme Self to the mergence of the Universe in the Supreme Self. The mission this time is educational and not religious. Spread education in the name of the Highest Truth enshrined in the Upanishads and religions will grow of themselves on the sure foundation of the Highest Truth."
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 3: Independent Path > # 234