Karma-Yoga : Ch-8. Part-17.




Karma-Yoga

CHAPTER VIII

THE IDEAL OF KARMA-YOGA

Part-17.



This world's wheel within wheel is a terrible mechanism; if we put our hands in it, as soon as we are caught we are gone.

We all think that when we have done a certain duty, we shall be at rest; but before we have done a part of that duty, another is already in waiting.

We are all being dragged along by this mighty, complex world-machine.

There are only two ways out of it; one is to give up all concerns with the machine, to let it go and stand aside, to give up our desires.

That is very easy to say, but is almost impossible to do.

I do not know whether in twenty millions of men one can do that.

The other way is to plunge into the world and learn the secret of work, and that is the way of Karma-Yoga.

Do not fly away from the wheels of the world-machine, but stand inside it and learn the secret of work.

Through proper work done inside, it is also possible to come out.

Through this machinery itself is the way out.

Swami Vivekananda
To be continued  ...



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