Accepting Abuse


 

When a simpleton abused him, Lord Buddha listened to him in silence, but
when the man had finished, the Buddha asked him, "Son, if a man declined to
accept a present offered to him, to whom would it belong?"

The man answered, "To him who offered it."

"My son," Buddha said, "I decline to accept your abuse. Keep it for
yourself."

-- Lord Buddha, as told by Will Durant

 

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