The Way to Peace

Swami Sivananda

Passages for Meditation

If anyone speaks ill of you,
Praise him always.

If anyone injures you,
Serve him nicely.

If anyone persecutes you,
Help him in all possible ways.

You will attain immense strength.

You will control anger and pride.

You will enjoy peace, poise and serenity.

You will become divine.

Swami Sivananda (1887–1963) was one of the influential twentieth century teachers from south India who helped to bring the universal aspects of the Hindu tradition to a world audience. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.