"I am going to the hills to be alone with God," a student informed Parmahansa Yogananda. "You will not advance spiritually in that way," Parmahansaji replied. "Your mind is not yet ready to concentrate deeply on Spirit. Your thoughts will dwell mostly on memories of people and worldly pastimes, even though you remain in a cave. Cheerful performance of your earthly duties, coupled with daily meditation is the better path."
"Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda"