yogananda

CHAPTER 10

Getting Along With Others

 Continues…..

Forgiveness

In your heart must well that sympathy which soothes away all pains from the hearts of others, that sympathy which enabled Jesus to say”: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” His great love encompassed all. He could have destroyed his enemies with a look, yet just as God is constantly forgiving us even though He knows all our wicked thoughts, so those great souls who are in tune with Him give us that same love.

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If you would develop Christ-consciousness, learn to be sympathetic. When genuine feeling for others comes into your heart, you are beginning to manifest that great consciousness….Lord Krishna said: “He is a supreme yogi who regards with equal-mindedness all men….”

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Wrath and hatred accomplish nothing. Love rewards. You may cow down someone, but once that person has risen again, he will try to destroy you. Then how have you conquered him? You have not. The only way to conquer is by love. And where you cannot conquer, just be silent or get away, and pray for him. That is the way you must love. If you practice this in your life, you will have peace beyond understanding.

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