yogananda

CHAPTER 10

Getting Along With Others

 Continues…..

Overcoming Negative Emotions

“Wrath springs only from thwarted desires,” [Sri Yukteswar said]. “I do not expect anything from others, so their actions cannot be in opposition to wishes of mine.”

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If someone hurts you deeply, you remember it. But instead of concentrating on that, you should think of all the good things about the person who has hurt you, and of all the goodness that you have in your life. Don’t take notice of the insults people give you.

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Concentrate on trying to behold God in your enemy; for by doing so you release yourself from evil vengeful desires that destroy your peace of mind. By heaping hatred upon hatred, or giving hate in return for hate, you not only increase your enemy’s hostility toward you; you poison your system, physically as well as emotionally, with your own venom.

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