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Full text of "Sri Sai Baba`S:Charters And Sayings"

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Adeptship they will continue to do so. After all, it
does not matter what another person says. It is a
passing vibration* of the air, and it is no more than
that unless you allow it to be so. If a person says
something about you which is unpleasant, then
supposing that you do not hear it, it does not hurt
you in the least.   If you do happen to hear it,
you get into a fume of anger, horror, despair
and all the rest of it. Therefore it is not the other
person's doing, it is yours, when you get excited and
worried. Take it quite philosophically, say: si Poor
creature, that's all he, or she, knows about it!" Be
quite gentle and kindly about it. What other people
say is of very little importance, because, remember,
they never know. You had better take that to heart
when you feel disposed to resent it. Remembeir,
tt The heart knoweth his own bitterness." In each
case a man knows his own reasons for what he says
and does and thinks. You from outside never know
the whole of his reasons, because you are looking at
them superficially, and usually quite wrongly. Until
you reach the buddhic plane, therefore, give him the
benefit of the doubt, or, more wisely still, do not
attempt to attribute motives to any one. If you feel
their action to be wrong, the kindest thing is then
to say: " Well, I should not do that, to me it seems
to be wrong, but I assume that that person has his
reasons, but I do not know what they may be."
That is true; but, in order to do it, evidently