"Buddhism teaches us to make earnest efforts in the things we do, but our actions should not
be mixed with desire. They should be performed with the aim of letting go and realizing
nonattachment. We do what we need to do, but with letting go. We do our work according to
our responsibilities [rather than because of a wish to get something]. If we act like this, we can
be at ease. . . . It's a matter of making causes. If the causes are good, the result is bound to be
good. If we think like this, there will be lightness of mind. This is called right livelihood."
Ajahn Chah, Being Dharma, pps. 118-119