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If his efforts to serve mankind socially are made to the utter neglect of the need to serve his own self spiritually, then they are as unbalanced and unwise as the efforts to pursue personal salvation in utter indifference to the fate of others. The proper solution has been given by Light on the Path, which counsels the aspirant to kill out desire and ambition but to work as those work who are impelled by these two great forces. But if he does do this, the impelling forces within him can then only be duty and altruism.

-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 8: The Quest and Social Responsibility > # 109

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