Karma-Yoga : Ch-6. Part-4.





Chapter-6.


"NON-ATTACHMENT IS COMPLETE SELF-ABNEGATION"


Part : 4.



But what follows from it?

That, howsoever we may try, there cannot be any action which is perfectly pure, or any which is perfectly impure, taking purity and impurity in the sense of injury and non-injury.

We cannot breathe or live without injuring others, and every bit of the food we eat is taken away from another’s mouth.

Our very lives are crowding out other lives.

It may be men, or animals, or small microbes, but some one or other of these we have to crowd out.

That being the case, it naturally follows that perfection can never be attained by work.

We may work through all eternity, but there will be no way out of this intricate maze.

You may work on, and on, and on; there will be no end to this inevitable association of good and evil in the results of work.


Swami Vivekananda

To be continued   ....




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