Each sign of reverence for the site of the Teacher's
labor will show deep understanding and devotion. But these signs of attention cannot be prompted. These signs must by themselves
flower in the consciousness. The Teacher will not demand, "Pay your respect to Me!" AY 119.
He who renounces self, who strives for the Common Good,
who is devoted in battle and joyous in labor, acquires, at least for a moment, an Arhat's enlightenment, which makes him lord
of his own karma. AY 127.
In labor and in the utilization of prana lies the mystery
of group harmony. AY 135.
We do not abandon Our brothers-in-labor on Earth. AY
Entering upon labor, let us beware of weakening in
action. Through ignorance it is possible to be filled with thoughts which enfeeble and impede the broadening of consciousness.
The perfecting of earthly labor will not harm the cognition
of the distant worlds. The quality of labor develops also the ability of concentration on all planes. AUM 21.
Some devote themselves entirely to prayer, others are
able to combine prayer with labor. AUM 43.
One should first cure one's own wounds, then walk with
those who labor. AY 191.
Indeed, each labor is knowledge. Thus, labor is prayer.
Labor does not end in the works already determined,
but continues endlessly. AY 493.
Amidst one's daily labor there may suddenly be seen
a luminous indication. AUM 84.
One can rejoice when labor produces the higher joy
in earthly life. AUM 154.
Intense labor leads to a conscious development of psychic
energy. AY 525.
It is impossible to harmonize labor without psychic
energy. Bro 32.
Austerity of labor has nothing in common with a censorious
attitude. Bro 42.
Each labor is a battle with chaos. Bro 542.
Just as cowardly soldiers cut off their fingers in
order to avoid the battle, so do the madmen who dwell in the Subtle World contrive to avoid a summons to the banner of labor.
It is impossible to evade the law entirely, but it is possible to conceal oneself temporarily in darkness. AUM 257.
Nor can any of the other domains of human labor disown
the Higher Principle. If the tiller of the soil is only a daily slave, his labor will never expand. Each form of work has
a creative domain. Earthly thought binds one within earthly limits, but evolution contains the Higher Principle.
Books should be written on the different domains of
labor. Therein servile, circumscribed toil should be compared with unbounded creative labor. It is necessary to demonstrate
in a strictly scientific manner the possibilities which can be reached through a regeneration of the quality of labor.
People who are depressed by the daily routine lose
sight of the horizon. So, too, the eyes of man cannot at once become accustomed to the light. Let science in all ways aid
the expansion of the horizon. AUM 301.
The rhythm of labor is the adornment of the world.
Labor may be regarded as a victory over everyday routine. Each hard-working man is a benefactor of humanity. To imagine Earth
without workers is to see a reversion to chaos. Invincible tenacity is forged by labor; precisely everyday work is the accumulation
of the treasure. The true toiler loves his labor and understands the significance of tension. AUM 322.
After labor the worker is better and more tolerant.
A great deal of perfecting takes place in work. In toil lies evolution! AUM 323.
According to the theme of their labor it is possible
to discern the bond between their consciousnesses. For experimentation with psychic energy it is very important to investigate
such similar consciousnesses. AUM 348.
We also call psychic energy "indefatigable." AUM 476.
We also call the energy "labor." In continuous conscious
striving the energy acquires discipline. Awareness of labor is the basis of development of consciousness, that is to say,
the beginning of the action of psychic energy. It is a mistake to think that a single tension will already bring the energy
into motion. When I speak of awareness of labor, I mean the illumination bestowed through conscious toil. AUM 477.