Golden Saying 1/16
- "Sat-jana": "Sat" means that which exists eternally. "Hari om tat sat." Sat
is transcendental and that which is transcendental is sat. Mundane things
are not sat. Sat is Hari, the Supreme Lord. The associates of Sri Hari, the
devotees of Hari, are called "sat-jana". Under no circumstances do they
become unbalanced. Take for example, sandalwood. If you rub sandalwood, if
you graze it, does the sandalwood say, "Oh! You are giving me pain! I shall
stop smelling sweetly. I shall give off a bad odor"? If you rub sandalwood,
will it ever give off a bad smell? The bad smell is absent from its nature.
You will always get a sweet smell from it. In this way, if the sadhu is
oppressed, does he say, "Oh! He has done injury to me!" and retaliate? No!
Instead, he is thinking, "I have done some wrong. This person is only
instrumental. I am experiencing the fruits of my own actions. This person is
not the cause." The sadhu tolerates the oppression. But we, in our
ignorance, blame others for our own miseries.
-His Divine Grace Srila B. B. Tirtha Maharaja