People are of different natures and different levels in their evolution. So they behave according to their nature. If someone hurts you, feel pity for them. If you can, help them not to continue that. Your getting upset doesn’t bring any benefit to anybody. On the other hand, if you harbor the hurt feeling you are allowing the poison to go into your system and affect you. Suppose somebody uses a bad word to abuse you. It is just a word. They didn’t hurt you, you got hurt by allowing that to come into your system. Remember that.
- Swami Satchidananda