|Let not the magnitudes of any task
unman you. Strenuous effort ever brings victory.
Guard yourself against inaction in respect
of your allotted task. Man is born to action. He who fails in this is lost to the world.
The pride of being useful to others can be
enjoyed only by those who are blessed with the, spirit of ceaseless efforts.
The wish to be useful to society
entertained by one who is not prepared for a strenuous life is like the fond desire of a
weakling to wield weapons of war.
He who is in love with work, and spurns
pleasure, can remove the troubles of his friends and relatives and stand as a pillar for
elder Sister dwelleth with idleness. She of the lotus dwells in human effort.
Sri or Lakshmi is the younger of the two
sisters; the elder sister is the goddess of misfortune.