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28. Practicing Medicine

If you must have secret remedies not for the benefit of humanity but for your own pocket, there is no surrender to God or reducing yourself to zero. Look at the bhangis, how they eke out their living by doing the unclean work of the community. If you will reduce yourself to nothing you have to do voluntarily and joyously the kind of service that the bhangis do and at the same time give the poor and the afflicted the benefit of your medical knowledge free of charge. Do not call this impracticable because many have been able to do it successfully.