That which is
set fire to and is destroyed causes fresh material to be burnt. Sin has this quality of
fire and in a more terrible form. Therefore shrink from it at the very start, for later
you will be unable to cope with it. The highest and most precious of all arts consists in
not returning evil for evil. Forbearance is recommended as the highest form of all
higher knowledge. It stops the chain of evil where you can control it.
You cannot prevent another but you can prevent yourself from
contributing to the progressive sequence of evil. Even by inadvertence do not think
of any act that would hurt another.