Some people raise the question, "How can we make a living if we adhere to Truth?" Well, you cannot escape death, whatever way you spend your days. It is far better to die adhering to truth than die sliding into falsehood. Do this duty to yourself first, then consider the rights of others. Falsehood looks easy and profitable; but it binds you and pushes you into perdition. Purify your feelings and impulses; do not worry that others are not doing similarly. Each man carries his destiny in his own hands. You will not be bound, because others are not freed. You should strive for your salvation, at your own pace, from where you started when you were born into this chance. Two people may have two acres each in the same village; but, they reap different quantities of grains, depending on the skill and attention they bestow and the quality of the soil, the seeds, and the manure they use.
- Baba -