But one way is easy for us, we can try our best to translate the ideas into actuality and leave the result in God's hands. Shri Ramakrishna lived a life of high thinking and noble living. To train the mind to treat the clod of earth and money as equal, he would sit on the banks of the river, and with money in one hand and the earth in the other, he would go on repeating 'taka' (rupee) and 'mati' (earth) and ultimately throw both into the river. The great philosophical principle is that money and earth are two names for the different manifestations of the same earth and one must treat both of them as equal Samaloshtashmakanchanah : BG.VI,8. His compassion for downtrodden and the poor was not just lip-deep. When the whole populace was sleeping, he would go to the colony of scavengers and clean their latrines with his hands. Such was the rigorous Sadhana.
And this is how Sri Ramakrishna actualised the Ideals. We can have many more examples of the type which ultimately takes us to the understanding that the struggle is bound to be there and therefore, if it is unavoidable, can we not try for actualizing our ideals, goals? Yes, as a human being, as a karyakarta, this is what needs to be done.