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Why haven’t you engaged yourself in the active field of service to humanity, Swamiji, just as Gandhiji had done? ...

Unlike him, you have secluded yourself on the banks of the Ganges without entering the political field at all.

God has endowed each man with certain talents and marked out the field of service for
him. Wisdom lies in finding out those talents and utilizing them in selfless service to humanity,
in accordance with His will. Gandhiji’s was a political field of service. Mine is the field of
renunciation, Sannyas and Nivritti. For us to exchange places would be like a cobbler and a
tailor exchanging places!
But, do not allow the mind to form the impression that only that man who indulges in
politics serves the Lord’s children...

From "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda

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