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					what is the purpose of work here we discuss that all the actions that we see in this world, all the
movements in human society, all the works that we have around us, are simply the display of thought,
the manifestation of the will of man. Every one must work in the universe. Only those who are perfectly
satisfied with the Self, whose desires do not go beyond the Self, whose mind never strays out of the Self,
to whom the Self is all in all, only those do not work. The rest must work.Is the attainment through
unselfish work of that freedom which is the goal of all human nature. Every selfish action, therefore,
retards our reaching the goal, and every unselfish action takes us towards the goal.

                                                               Well, it is necessary for one's own good. We
become forgetful of the ego when we think of the body as dedicated to the service of others the body
with which most complacently we identify the ego. And in the long run comes the consciousness of
disembodiedness. The more intently you think of the well-being of others, the more oblivious of self you
become. In this way, as gradually your heart gets purified by work, you will come to feel the truth that
your own Self is pervading all beings and all things. Thus it is that doing good to others constitutes a
way, a means of revealing one's own Self or Atman.

                                                                   Inactivity should be avoided by all
means. Activity always means resistance. Resist all evils, mental and physical; and when you have
succeeding in resisting, then will calmness come. Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it be
after his heart. But the intelligent man is he who can convert every work into one that suits his taste. No
work is petty. Everything in this world is like a banyan-seed, which though appearing tiny as a
mustard-seed, has yet the gigantic banyan tree latent within it. He indeed is intelligent who notices this
and succeeds in making all work truly great.

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