Sri Sarada Devi - Sayings

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One should not hurt others even by words. One must not speak even an unpleasant truth unnecessarily. By indulging in rude words one's nature becomes rude. One's sensibility is lost if one has no control over one's speech.
One should not trifle with a thing, though it may be very insignificant. If you respect a thing, the thing also respects you. Even a broomstick should be treated with respect. One should perform even an insignificant work with respect.
We should give everyone his due. What is not edible for a man, give to a cow; What is not edible for a cow, give to a dog; what is not edible for a dog, throw into a lake for fishes to eat. But never waste.
To err is human; but how few know to lead an erring man?
It is idle to expect that dangers and difficulties will not come. They are bound to come. But, for a devotee they will pass away from under the feet like water.
Misery is truly a gift of God. I believe it is a symbol of His compassion.
Love is our forte. It is through love that the Master's family has taken shape.
The mind is everything. It is in the mind alone that one feels pure and impure. A man, first of all must make his own mind guilty and then alone can he see another man's guilt.
If you want peace, do not see the faults of others. Rather see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child. The whole world is your own.
My son, if a thorn pricks your foot, it hurts me like a spear entering my heart. I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Whenever you are in distress, just say to yourself, 'I have a mothe