Inspiring Quote from Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma June 2017
Turn the Other Cheek
"Turn the other cheek should not be taken literally.
If someone did ‘slap’ our cheek, we would not wait for them to do this again willingly. This situation demands wisdom; of walking away from another attack; or better still, contemplating why this has happened ~ and can you bring peace to this situation.
It may be anger of spoken words, humiliation, whatever the reason there is no need for an attack of a physical nature.
Surely as human beings we should be above this animalistic approach? Be able to discuss, debate, or beg to differ. “Why should you?” You may ask. The answer is simple.
Any anger used by word or action against another will do harm to the one using it ~ and will return in God’s time, somehow. So we cannot afford to lose our wisdom, commonsense, and behave like animals.
Most people who lose their temper, shout out, and call people names, need help in some way.
Do not try to pacify or cajole them. Try to understand the situation, the other person, and where they are coming from, then look at where may have contributed to this outburst. Having done this, try to be the ‘peace maker’.
If only everyone in all the world would do this, there would be no wars, no family rows, no feuding at all, and peace would reign WITHIN you and the world."
From THE TRUTH ETERNAL by Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma, page 107 ♥