Doing work is not religion, but work done rightly leads to freedom. In reality all pity is darkness, because whom to pity? Can you pity God? And is there anything else? Thank God for giving you this world as a moral gymnasium to help your development, but never imagine you can help the world. Be grateful to him who curses you, fo...r he gives you a mirror to show what cursing is, also a chance to practise self-restraint; so bless him and be glad. Without exercise, power cannot come out; without the mirror, we cannot see ourselves.
- Swami Vivekananda
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 7/Inspired Talks/Thursday, July 25,1895. (Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms