For selfishness in any and every form is
dissipation, weakness, death; unselfishness in its spiritual aspect is
conservation, power, life. As you grow in spiritual life, and become
established upon principles, you will become as beautiful and as unchangeable
as those principles, will taste of the sweetness of their immortal essence, and
will realize the eternal and indestructible nature of the God within.
harmful shaft can reach the righteous man,
Standing erect amid the storms of hate,
Defying hurt and injury and ban,
Surrounded by the trembling slaves of Fate.
Majestic in the strength of silent power,
Serene he stands, nor changes not nor turns;
Patient and firm in suffering's darkest hour,
Time bends to him, and death and doom he spurns.
Wrath's lurid lightning’s round about him play,
And hell's deep thunders roll about his head;
heeds he not, for him they cannot slay
Who stands whence earth and time and space are fled.