Learning to serve without seeking any rewards is spiritual work on the highest scale. This should be your spiritual aim, along with doing Ramnam. When one speaks about ‘work on one’s self’, which is a very popular expression, one has to decide what is meant by the word ‘self’. In Hindu philosophy the self is the Atman, but in Western popular ideas the self is the body, or ego. To Abdullah the self is your deep essence and whatever development of soul you have created.