The path of duty is the way to glory
A similar school of thought is expressed in the Geeta, a famous philosophical work of ancient India. It says that, “O Arjuna you have the right to do your duty and not to the fruits of it. “Hidden in this pronunciation is the eternal truth that a person can only perform because performance happens in present. He cannot look into the future and therefore should not worry unduly about it. By doing the right actions he can assure some happiness and glory for himself in the future. Thoughts and contemplation are of no use if they are not translated into actions. There would have been no progress if there was no work done. Arm-chair philosophies have never done the world any good. The importance of doing duty has been emphasized by all the religions and faiths in the world, They have time and again said that religion is not customs and beliefs. Religion is righteous living. The world would have mired itself into meaningless rituals had there been no great reformers and activists. They saw the secrets behind the religious thoughts and came up with mathematics, and science. They unraveled the mysteries of the nature to such an extent that today we are able to explore the universe with confidence. Indeed with duty, there would never have been happiness and hope.