Be bold and face the truth', said Swami Vivekananda. Here is a book that teaches us how to do it. Here is a book for the guidance of sincere spiritual aspirants who have heard the divine call, who have in response to it accepted God-realization as the highest goal of life, and who consider no sacrifice too great for the attainment of that goal. It is an invaluable guide to practical spiritualiy.
What is the world that is to be given up? It is here. I am carrying it all with me. My own body. It is all for this body that I put my hand voluntarily upon my fellow human beings, just to keep it nice and give it a little pleasure. It is all for the body that I injure others and make mistakes.