Buddha is Abused
Anthony de Mello, Awareness: Conversations with the Masters
Buddha seemed quite unruffled by the insuits hurled at him by a visitor. When his disciples later asked him what the secret of his serenity was, he said:
"Imagine what would happen if someone placed an offering before you and you did not pick it up. Or someone sent you a letter that you refused to open; you would be unaffected by its contents, would you not? Do this each time you are abused and you will not lose your serenity."