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Work, Wages, and Well-Being

Activity is a necessity of existence, and usefulness is the object of being. Nature at once cuts off that which has become useless. Her economy is faultless, and she will not be burdened with things which have ceased to be of service in her progressive workshop. Nor does she allow…
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Wishing and Working

Many people wish to be in different circumstances or conditions from those they occupy, not realizing that they themselves are alone to blame for their circumstances, which are the result of their former habits and desires. Do you doubt this? or think it a cruel thing if it is so?…
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Labor Omnia Vincit (Work Conquers All)

Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the evening.—Psalm civ. 23. This verse, taken from one of the most familiar Psalms, brings with it a very deep sense of our daily life. Until the evening of the day, until the evening of our life, we go…
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The Bhagavad-Gita

You can listen to Sir Edwin Arnold's book The Bhagavad-Gita using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or other MP3 player. .mp3browser {width:100%} .mp3browser {border-bottom:1px…
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True Work

Remember it is often to those men and women who have given their time, their work, and sometimes their lives, that we owe much of the light, and much of the comforts and joys that continually open out to us greater Truths. We know not always how they have struggled,…
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Work

"All true work is sacred," said Carlyle; "in all true work, were it but true hand-labor, there is something of Divineness. Labor, wide as the earth, has its summit in Heaven." And this is the gospel which has consciously or unconsciously inspired all the noble lives of the Christian era.…
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Work While it is Day

Not all who seem to fail, have failed indeed!—Richard Chenevix Trench Do you know what will make you work beautiful? Perhaps it is monotonous, dull, and uneventful, and often tries your patience, and your health. It is so easy to see life beautiful when everything around you is for your…
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Work

"There is a perennial nobleness in work." that should be more realized in these days when such a man as Carlyle has lived in our midst. "Know what thou canst work at, and work at it like a Hercules!" How many of us can do that? If we wish to…
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Work Truly (Poem)

I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day. The night cometh, when no man can work. —St. John ix. 4, R.V. Work while 'tis called the day; for when the nightHas cast its shadow o'er the earth, no manCan do correctly what requires the…
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Light on the Blessing and Dignity of Work

That "labor is life" is a principle pregnant with truth, and one which cannot be too often repeated or too closely studied and practiced. Labor is so often regarded as an irksome and even degrading means of obtaining ease and pleasure, and not as what it really is—a thing happy…
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Virtue in Work

Arjuna.Thou whom all mortals praise, Janardana!If meditation be a nobler thingThan action, wherefore, then, great Kesava!Dost thou impel me to this dreadful fight?Now am I by thy doubtful speech disturbed!Tell me one thing, and tell me certainly;By what road shall I find the better end? Krishna.I told thee, blameless Lord!…
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