The need of tapasya
Disciple: What is the need of Tapasya (austerities)?
Mother: It is very necessary. Look at Yogin. How much does she fast even now? She practises intense austerities.Golap is an adept in Japa. One day Naren’s mother came to visit me. Naren said to her, ” Perhaps you had practised austerities. Therefore you got Vivekananda as your son. Repeat them and then you may get another…”