If anyone proves to be faithless to you, be faithful to him. If anyone injures you, forgive him and forget the injury done by him. Serve him with all your heart. You will gain immense spiritual strength and peace. The pride of youth might ridicule your action, but it will soon be a dream of the past. Forgiveness will embolden you. The Divine will shine in its pristine purity, splendor and glory.
Study the nature of the mind. Analyze it carefully. Get rid of the three defects of the mind, namely, impurity, tossing and the veil of ignorance, that hide right understanding. Purify and steady the restless mind. Fix it on the goal. Rise above its deceptions and temptations. Change the angle of vision by concen¬trating on the real instead of on the unreal. It is your main duty in life.

From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda
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