You cannot pick up dedicated workers on the spur of the moment. If you want to do something, you will have to work with people you know and who know you well. Therefore, the people who you have met should be contacted by you again and again. You must keep them in mind and see that they also keep you in mind.
For that purpose I suggest a small booklet which is very simple, not at all conclusive or complete. The purpose of this book is to introduce yourself, as well as the subject, to people. If a small inexpensive booklet is prepared, you can give it to people whom you have met just once, with whom you have had lunch, dinner or tea. You can send it by post and it will remind them of you and also you of them.
When you start a yoga school you can publish a small booklet to commemorate the opening. With this event as the background, if the book is sent to a person you have met before, maybe he will say, “Yes, I know this man. He came to Bombay, Calcutta, Agra, Delhi, or Madras, and met with me. He has written a small book.” Then he goes through the book which is not at all complete, but it just catches his interest. So he writes back to say, “I have read your book. It is very nice. Have you got a bigger one? Can you give me some guidance? My brother, sister, husband, etc. is suffering from mental problems. Is there any yogic practice for that?”
Now your work can begin from here. The book is only a kind of communication between you and the person whom you have met once in your life.
In October 1960, the first three books of Swamiji’s mission were printed at the Desh Seva Press in Allahabad. The first one was Lessons on Yoga, Part 1, a two hundred and sixty page book containing letters to Vishwaprem and Satyavrat. The book turned out to be very popular; the readers felt as if the letters were addressed straight to them. The other two books were in Hindi, Kurukshetra kee ladai and Yoga Asana, each containing about fifty to sixty pages.
—From Mere Aradhya, Swami Dharmashakti Saraswati
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