On Advising Others
Now regarding advice: In a general way we all believe in giving advice; but applying the giving of advice to our daily lives is a very complex and puzzling affair.
Indiscriminate advice never brings the desired result in many cases, it brings just the opposite result. So, we try to give advice only when we care about the person and when we think our words will carry some weight.
In the case of someone who is stubborn and very near and dear to us and who, due to his lack of experience is in imminent danger of being harmed by an insincere person, we must take the risk of being disbelieved and misunderstood and offer the advice and then leave the matter in the hands of the Lord.
– Swami Saradananda