Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Do not defend your self
and when you are criticised
do not clarify yourself
When you are hit do not retaliate
When you are praised and respected
that is imagination
that is not true
it is false.
The money, property, disciples
and followers you receive
do not belong to you.
You have no right to enjoy the money
the name and fame
or the ashrams that are given to you.
They are not meant for your enjoyment!
You are a sannyasin
and everything you have is in trust.
Once a sannyasin has made the sankalpa
before his guru:
'I Give My Life to Sannyas'
from that day he has to use his money
property, buddhi, intelligence
and whatever he has
not for himself
but for others.