Guru Maharaj: In the third verse of the Siksastakam, it says we should be more humble than a straw on the street, more tolerant than a tree. We should offer all respect to others, and not expect any respect for ourselves. In this way, we can constantly chant the Hare Krsna maha mantra. I think if you try this when someone mistreats you or insults you, you respond with praise and appreciation, rather than becoming agitated or angry. As they say, it takes two hands to clap.  You don’t clap with your other person’s conflicts,you be very humble and in this way you can avoid conflicts. Even if you feel insulted, maybe you have insulted someone else and you are getting your karma – previous life or in this life. So like that you are burning out some karma and instead try to find their good qualities –  thank you prabhu, thank you for pointing my defect, I will be working on it. Actually a real friend tells us what to do. Praise him or her, and don’t take whatever they say serious. Or maybe it is true, you can simply find the defect in yourself and find the good qualities in others. It says the flies they look for the sores, pus. And the bumble bee looks for the nectar, honey. Be a honey seeker, Don’t be a fly.
26-Oct-2020  Sridham Mayapur, India