creating yourself

The great Indian monk Swami Vivekananda explained the secret and power of “work” in his writings.  In a chapter on work he wrote the following lines…

No one can get anything until he earns it.  This is an eternal law.  We may sometimes think it is not so, but in the long run wecreating yourself become convinced of it.  A man may struggle all his life for riches; he may cheat thousands, but he finds at last that he does not deserve to become rich, and his life become a trouble and nuisance to him.  We may go on accumulating things for our physical enjoyment, but only what we earn is really ours.  A fool may buy all the books in the world , and they will be in his library; but he will be able to read only those which he deserves to; and this deserving is produced by work.

Our work determines what we deserve and what we can assimilate.  We are responsible for what we are; and whatever we wish ourselves to be , we have the power to make our-selves.

What we are now is the result of our past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions.

You must remember that all work is simply to bring out the power of the mind which is already there, to wake up the soul.The power is inside every man, so is knowing; the different works are like blows to bring them out, to cause these giants to wake up.

What a brillant man and wise soul!  This is inline with expectation dictating situations.  More to read here: http://www.ramakrishnavivekananda.info/vivekananda/volume_2/vol_2_frame.htm

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4 thoughts on “creating yourself

  1. Good “work” Dimitri! Karma is, of course, “action” but specifically “willful action” and action is perhaps not different from “work,” just different names depending on the platform we’re using at the moment. For me “deserve” may not accurately verbalize my understanding of responsibility. The operation of karma appears on the surface to be personal but the operation is, like snow falling in winter, simply being itself.

    I like how you put your ideas into words. More power to your blogging, bro!

    • great points and thanks orlando!

      you’re right, we could easily banter semantics but then, like every other contentious diatribe we’d miss the entire point – that being: anything that happens “to” us is only in the perspective from which we stand – the observer. Thus all things observed are subjective.

      i like the way you think 😉 looking forward to more!

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous :)

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