“The world is like a dog’s curly tail….” // Swami Vivekananda

By | 14th April 2018

“The world is like a dog’s curly tail, and people have been striving to straighten it out for hundreds of years; but when they let it go, it has curled up again. How could it be otherwise?….Let us give up all this foolish talk of doing good to the world. It is not waiting for your or my help; yet we must work and constantly do good, because it is a blessing to ourselves….No beggar whom we have helped has ever owed a single cent to us; we owe everything to him, because he has allowed us to exercise our charity….We only help ourselves in this gymnasium of the world.”

— Swami Vivekananda (“The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda”)

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