To every thinking man, the truth is obvious that in life, he is at best only an instrument in His hands. We are not generally ready to accept this proposition because the self-arrogating ego sense in us will not easily retire so as to allow the Divine in us to play out in all its omnipotence.
Everywhere, in all our activities, when we analyse each one of our actions, we find that our actual contribution in them all is a meagre share, compared to what nature has applied, and what the unseen hand has achieved for us.
At best, we can only combine things that already exist, and coax out of their own natural qualities and properties, a certain result, and then claim vainly that we have created something new.
The radio, the aeroplane, the roaring engines, the subtle machinery, the wonder drugs – in short the entire ‘Brave new world’, and all its achievements in progress – are nothing but the play of children in the lap of the Lord who, in fact, is the one who has ordered and allowed us to have electricity, iron, ether, air and so on, with their special properties.
Without these, no #achievement is ever possible; and achievements are intelligent acts of assembling and reassembling of these very God-given things. The concept of self-surrender and the theory of serving the world in constant #awareness of the Lord are not idle dreams prescribed for escaping the gross realities of the world.
It is essential for man to raise his calibre and temper so as to work efficiently and achieve success in the world. It is the technique of keeping oneself constantly in a mood of tireless enthusiasm.