Karma-Yoga : Ch-6. Part-16.
NON-ATTACHMENT IS COMPLETE SELF-ABNEGATION
All are helped on by nature, and will be so helped even though millions of us were not here.
The course of nature will not stop for such as you and me; it is, as already pointed out, only a blessed privilege to you and to me that we are allowed, in the way of helping others, to educate ourselves.
This is a great lesson to learn in life, and when we have learned it fully, we shall never be unhappy; we can go and mix without harm in society anywhere and everywhere.
You may have wives and husbands, and regiments of servants, and kingdoms to govern; if only you act on the principle that the world is not for you and does not inevitably need you, they can do you no harm.
This very year some of your friends may have died.
Is the world waiting without going on, for them to come again?
Is its current stopped?
No, it goes on.
So drive out of your mind the idea that you have to do something for the world; the world does not require any help from you.
To be continued ...