This book is worth its weight in gold and diamonds. The authors who edited it by culling through "The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda" have done an excellent job. If you have ever read or been interested in Advaita, then this is a book you cannot live without. It looks at the qualities needed to realize unity, such as courage, love, effort, discipline, selflessness etc.
Each and every sentence and paragraph in this book makes one's cells vibrate with a joyful energy. Swami Vivekananda's emphasis on strength can literaly breath courage into one who lacks it! This book is always going to sit on my desk in arm's reach so that I can read it at all times and negate all the erroneous beliefs arising from my identification with the body.
Reading these excerpts is like drinking from the spring of Immortality! I HIGHLY recommend this book to all seekers of Truth, no matter what your chosen path. It is VERY powerful. I wish I could buy one copy for each and everyone.