“`Every vice taught me how to practice and exert myself

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“`My preceptor is my thirst, my life, my holy and ascetic practices, and my circumstances. However, the situation, whether favorable or unfavorable, is a precept for me. Everyone and every incident is an object lesson for me. This wish or desire is for me a lesson in detachment. Every vice taught me how to practice and exert myself, every virtue made me efficient. The very universe became for me the home of the Preceptor—a temple!

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