Questioner: Would it not be considered cowardly to remain silent when someone insults you?
Dadashri: Not at all. To bear an insult is a sign of great strength. If someone were to swear at me right now, I would not have a single negative thought towards him. That is strength. All quibbling and quarrelling is weakness. To bear an insult calmly is a great strength. When such an insult is overcome just once, if one step is crossed in this manner, then you will get the strength to cross a hundred such steps. Do you understand? If the opponent is strong then the other party will become weak. That is the natural trend. When a weak person harasses us and we do not do anything in response, it is considered a great strength.