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On the Great Secret of True Success – Swami Vivekananda

Whatever we do, we want a return. We are all traders. We are traders in life, we are traders in virtue, we are traders in religion. We are also traders in love.

If you come to trade, if it is a question of give-and-take, if it is a question of buy-and-sell, abide by the laws of buying and selling. There is a bad time and there is a good time; there is a rise and a fall in prices: always expect the blow to come…We get caught. How?
Not by what we give, but by what we expect. We get misery in return for our love; not from the fact that we want love in return.
There is no misery where there is no want. Desire is the father of all misery. Desires are bound by the laws of success and failure.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, then, is this: the man who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish man, is the most successful.
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