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  1. Dearest Gurudev, how to be compassionate towards others those who do not behave properly with us. I find being compassionate more difficult than getting angry or irritated.

    If you broaden your vision you will see this from a different angle. You will feel sorry for the person with whom you are getting angry. Their behavior is rude because somewhere in their psyche there is roughness, discomfort, and uneasiness. They have n ...

  2. Dear Gurudev, I find that very often people take advantage of me. For a while it seems okay, but then it makes me angry that they are just walking all over me. Where do I draw the line? If I resist I often feel guilty that I’m being selfish. How can I differentiate between self respect and ego?

    Now you are mixing up too many things up.
    First of all, you should know when a person is taking advantage of you and when you have to be compassionate. This is like asking me how to balance a bicycle. Just balance! I can’t say if you fall to th ...

  3. Gurudev, someone I love has hurt me. I am finding it difficult to forgive them. What should I do?

    What are the options in front of you?
    One is, you don’t forgive them. If it is so difficult to forgive, then don’t forgive. My concern is, are you happy and peaceful? Can you be happy, content and peaceful without forgiving? No! Then just let go! ...
  4. If someone provokes us, should we keep quiet or teach them a lesson? If we keep quiet then they consider it as a weakness, and if we teach them a lesson, they say that we have not grown spiritually.

    To teach someone a lesson, you should be calm. If you have anger, if you are disturbed, you cannot teach someone a lesson.
    At the same time, you cannot keep turning the other cheek all the time.
    Teach the lesson, but with compassion. This will gi ...
  5. Compassion and Karma

    There are two types of compassion. One is the compassion of the wise, one is that of the ignorant. An ignorant person's compassion is on the fruit of an action whereas a wise person's compassion is towards the non-availability of knowledge. Comp ...
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