From the 46 maxims of conduct: 21. It is easy to conquer anger through love, attachment through reasoning, falsehood through truth, bad through good, and greed through charity. 22. No reply should be given to the words of the wicked. For your own good, be at a great distance from them. Break off all relations with such people. 23. Seek the company of good men, even at the sacrifice of your honour and life. Pray to God to bless you with the discrimination needed to distinguish between the good men and the bad. You must also endeavour to discriminate, using the intellect given to you. 24. Those who conquer states and earn fame in the world are hailed as heroes, no doubt, but those who have conquered the senses are heroes who must be acclaimed as the conquerors of the Universal. 25. Whatever acts a good or bad person may do, the fruits thereof follow them and will never stop pursuing them. (Sandeha Nivarini, Ch 7)
-BABA
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