“I am going to the hills to be alone with God," a student informed Paramahansa Yogananda.
"You will not advance spiritually in that way," Paramahansaji replied. "Your mind is not yet ready to concentrate deeply on Spirit. Your thoughts will dwell mostly on memories of people and worldly pastimes, even though you remain in a cave. Cheerful performance of your earthly duties, coupled with daily meditation, is the better path."