“Helping others physically, by removing their physical needs, is indeed great; but the help is greater according as the need is greater and according as the help is far-reaching. If a man’s wants can be removed for an hour, it is helping him indeed; if his wants can be removed for a year, it is more helpful; but if his wants can be removed forever, it is surely the greatest help that can be given him.” – Vivekananda in “The Secret of Work”
“The moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it:
The moon is within me, and so is the sun.
The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me; but my deaf ears cannot hear it.”
Kabir speaks about our inner nature – and how we are constantly looking outside […]
“The offering of wisdom is better than any material offering, Arjuna; for the goal of all work is spiritual wisdom.” (Bhagavad Gita 4:33) Reading these ancient words from The Bhagavad Gita this morning on a flight from Atlanta to Minneapolis, I was struck with inspiration. The goal of all work is spiritual wisdom? What a life-changing truth! Contemplating this deceptively simple statement, I had several revelations: