• Hindu – Bhagavadgita 6:2
What they call renunciation, know that to be disciplined activity, O Arjuna.
  • Buddhist – The Supreme Path – The Ten Requirements
To acquire the two-fold merit, born of right motives, right actions, and the altruistic dedication of their results, there is need of unceasing effort.
  • Zoroastrian – The Avestic Creation
The fifth of the good kingdoms which I, Ahura Mazda, created was the Ahura of Work.
Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the deva of idleness.
  • Jewish – Jonah 2:9
I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed.
  • Christian – Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
  • Islamic – 2:214
Do you think that you could enter paradise without having suffered like those who passed away before you? Misfortune and hardship befell them, and so shaken were they that the apostle, and the believers with him, would exclaim, “When will God’s succour come?” Oh, verily, God’s succour is [always] near!
  • Sufi – Gayan – Chalas
The seeking of every soul in this world is different, distinct, and peculiar to himself; and each can best attain the object of his search in God.

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