Question: If someone attacks you and tries to steal something from you, should you resist?

Sri Chinmoy: I shall not attack anyone, but if somebody attacks me, I will try to protect myself. On my own I will not strike anybody, but if somebody wants to strike me, first I will try to avoid that person; but if that is impossible, then I will defend myself. He is doing the wrong thing by striking me. Why should I allow him to throw his ignorance at me by striking me? On the contrary, I will try my utmost to prevent him from increasing his own ignorance. If he wants to strike me, which is wrong, I will try to prevent him from doing this wrong thing. If I allow him to strike me out of my false love, I am only adding to his ignorance.

Sri Chinmoy, Canada aspires, Canada receives, Canada achieves, part 1.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 155th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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