Swami Prabhavananda Thoughts



The desire to argue and quarrel is a sign of ego. If you want to find God, you must suppress the ego and humble yourself — not before your adversary, but before God within him.
Never submit to a powerful adversary because you fear the consequences of disagreement; that would be cowardice. But discriminate between principles and opinions.
There is a Hindu saying: ‘Say “yea, yea” to everyone, but keep your own seat firm.’ Do not compromise on ideals and principles. But when it comes to opinions, appreciate views differing from yours, and accept them when they merit it.
Swami Prabhavananda – Associated with the Ramakrishna Mission