Suffering is not a punishment for wrongdoing, but a goad to rectification.
I have a lad driving the oxen with a goad , who is now hoarse because of the cold and from shouting.
for him the visit was a goad to renewed effort
Nagasena asks whether then the chariot is the pole, the axle, the wheels,… the reins and the goad all together.
Someone who rubs you the wrong way, who gets on your every nerve, who always seems to be trying to goad you into acts of violence and mayhem?
But in any issue, we should be prepared to think carefully, and not let our reaction to extremists goad us into overlooking any Biblical principles that apply.
When I used to meet him regularly outside the Brompton Oratory after his Sunday devotions, it took little prompting to goad him into a diatribe against his latest enemy.
Of course in too many cases, if the insurgents bait us and goad us into leveling buildings and homes, the people inside will then hate us (even if they did not before) and we have created more recruits for the guerillas.
Ankusha, the goad held in Lord Ganesha's right hand is used to remove obstacles from dharma's path.
But if the writer is attempting to goad me into an abusive response, again, why?