Shining Lamps of India (small deeds)

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

This gorgeous paradox comes from Mahatma Gandhi. I have proven it true.

“We can do no great deeds. We may do only small deeds with great love.”

This parallel thought is supposedly Mother Teresa; this may be true.

“Do I really believe that my work is crucial to the planet’s survival? Of course not. But it’s as important to me as catching that mouse is to the hawk circling outside my window. He’s hungry. He needs a kill. So do I.”

The writer Steven Pressfield is not from India, but he echoes the subcontinental heroes above in The War of Art, p. 66.

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