From the 46 maxims of conduct: 41) Whenever you get a little leisure, don’t spend it in talking about all and sundry, instead utilise it in meditating on God or in doing service to others. 42) The Lord is understood only by the devotee; the devotee is understood only by the Lord. Others cannot understand them. So don’t discuss matters relating to the Lord with those who have no devotion. Such discussion will diminish your devotion. 43) If anyone speaks to you on any subject with wrong understanding, don’t think of other wrong notions that will support that stand but grasp only the good and the sweet in what was said. True meaning is to be appreciated as desirable, not wrong meaning or many meanings, which give no meaning at all and cause only the hampering of bliss (ananda). (Sandeha Nivarini, Ch 7)
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