Vivekananda Quote 3

Vivekananda Quote 3

Work and its Secret
Complete Works – Volume 2

The greatest cause of sorrow is this: we take up something, and put our whole energy on it; but perhaps it is a failure and yet we cannot give it up. We know that it is hurting us, that any further clinging to it is simply bringing misery on us; still we cannot tear ourselves away from it. The bee came to sip the honey, but its feet stuck to the honey-pot and it could not get away. That is the one cause of misery: we are attached, we are being caught. Therefore says the Gita: “Work constantly; work, but be not attached; be not caught.”

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