Sri Ramakrishna said, “When peasant go to market to buy bullocks for their ploughs, they can easily tell the good from the bad by touching their tails. On being touched there, some meekly lie down on the ground, peasant recognize that these are without mettle and so reject them. They select only those bullocks that frisk about and show spirit when tails are touched, Narendra is the bullock of the later class. He is full of spirit within.
But then are some people who have no grit whatever. They are like flattened rice soaked in milk, soft and mushy - with no inner strength.”