When thou goest in to any of the great, remember that Another from above sees what is passing, and that thou shouldst please Him rather than man.

He therefore asks thee:-- "In the Schools, what didst thou call exile, imprisonment, bonds, death and shame?"

"I called them indifferent."

"What then dost thou call them now? Are they at all changed?"


"Is it then thou that art changed?"


"Say then, what things are indifferent?"

"Things that are not in our power."

"Say then, what follows?"

"That things which are not in our power are nothing to me."

"Say also what things you hold to be good."

"A will such as it ought to be, and a right use of the things of sense."

"And what is the end?"

"To follow Thee!"

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