For a drowning man, even a reed is some support. So too, to a person struggling in the sea of samsara, a few good words spoken by someone might be of great help. No good deed can go waste; no, not even a bad deed, for, that too has its consequence. So, strive to avoid the slightest trace of evil activity; keep your eyes pure, fill your ears with the words of God, and the stories of godly deeds; do not allow them to listen to calumny. Use the tongue for uttering good words and kind and true words. Let it always remind you of God. Such constant effort must grant you victory. It is to earn these holy samskaras that one has to maintain the flow of high thoughts and feelings, uninterrupted.
- Baba -