A GOAL OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE
To the sweeper of the compound, to the servant with her big brass water-vessel on her head, to the little boy arriving at the gate with the milk, to one and all, Baba had a welcoming smile, a touch on the shoulder, an unspoken gesture signifying, "Are you happy? Are you well?" And, in a strange way, one's frown or mood would disappear.
All Baba asked from each was a happy face and work done cheerfully. To Baba, this cheerfulness was a goal most worth striving after, a goal of paramount importance. He emphasized once that no one must expect to get happiness from others, but be happy in himself.
HOW A MASTER WORKS, p. 607, Ivy O. Duce
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