Nobody Can Provoke You

“If you are in control of yourself, nobody can provoke you. Anybody can retaliate, but it takes tremendous courage to smile at someone who has hurt you. Remember that every thought that would affect your heart negatively will affect your health too. Sadness, worry, fear, jealousy, anger, hatred: before these affect another person, they have affected you.

“God bless you. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.” —Sri Swami Satchidananda