Through the years I have observed that you do not defend yourself, nor your teachings against criticism. Yet it hurts my feelings when others malign your path of purity and integrity. How should I respond?
All life is innocent because the Infinite writes the script and everything that exists serves a purpose in life's grand scheme of things, or else it would not exist at all.
A luminous being as vast as the cosmos has nothing to defend, nor can such vastness be understood by those who seek to approach it with the tool of limitation — reason – rather than with an open heart and in humility.
The definition of a master is one who lives in the poise of cooperating with the laws of the universe, rather than one who resists the mighty power of Infinite intent that determines life's unfolding.
From the eternal perspective of the mighty eagle in flight, the squabbling birds down in the valley matter not at all. It is in the nature of man to seek for the flaws in others, rather than to find that which is praiseworthy, thereby squabbling over scraps of assumed superiority, rather than gliding above such a waste of energy in their flight to the sun.