In the training camps of the Mahamandal you get something extra that you don’t get in your school or college education and in many cases not even from your home. Many such things, useful and necessary things, are in plenty here. So, if you can take a little and make use of it, your knowledge will grow, your heart will expand, your physical power will increase, you will be able to do something for the people. The qualities of your character will improve. So, here you get the methods of becoming a real man, a genuine man, a full man. That is the training you are getting here. We can say that you will find it nowhere else. And the material that you will get in the books published by the Mahamandal is not available from any other source. Here in our camps you get the practical demonstration of how to gain these things – how to gain the power. Now, of course, it is up to you to make use of these ideas.
Now, let us come to your second question briefly. Practise mental concentration twice daily, and gradually you will see how you can catch the idea and make use of that. For that, you have heard, we shall try to fix the mind on something good and precious, something you love most, something that you have the greatest respect for. We can say, without any fear of being contradicted by anybody, that to us, at least, Swamiji is the inspiration. So we may fix our mind on Swami Vivekananda. You may just place a photo or a small idol or anything good in front of you, or within your mind also you can do that. But if you keep something outside and then try to fix your mind on that, you will gradually see that, after some time, something outside will not be necessary. Whenever you think of Sri Ramakrishna, the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi or Swami Vivekananda, the figure will be before your eyes, not outside, but somewhere inside. We have a pair of eyes of see things outside, and we have at least one third eye, as it were, to see things inside of our mind. It is not very difficult. Any time you can see things you love, admire, and respect. Any vision you can bring to your mind. But don’t be in a hurry. Slowly, gradually, go on practising, and then, when you find that you can fix your mind on a small picture or idol of Swami Vivekananda or something else outside, you can try it inside.
Some of you, at least, must have gone through the life of Sri Ramakrishna. There was a house beside the Dakshineshwar temple, where there was a picture of Mother Mary with Child Jesus in her lap. When Sri Ramakrishna went there and saw it, he had a vision that Child Jesus came down to him. It was not a miracle, it happened. Whether the child came down from the picture is not important. It is your mind which sees things. So, if you go on putting your mind on the portrait of Swami Vivekananda or someone else or something else of your choice daily in the morning and evening, do it very sincerely every day, without fail, at least twice daily. Gradually you will see that it will become so easy. As soon as you think of Swami Vivekananda, you will see his face, his postures, his manliness. All these things will be before your eyes. If you go on doing it again and again, power will grow in you. With that power you will be able to do the most impossible things, you will be able serve the Motherland in a great way. What is impossible for you today will become very much possible, even easy to accomplish, tomorrow. So, this is the way to manifest your power.