Overcoming cowardice

Q: Mother, if one is cowardly and avoids a difficulty, if next time the difficulty is still greater, then how long does this continue?

A: It continues until one stops being cowardly, till one understands that it’s not something to be done. One can overcome one’s cowardice. There isn’t a thing one can’t overcome if one wants to.

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