We have to embrace

When you say something unkind, when you
do something in retaliation, your anger increases.
You make the other person suffer, and they try hard
to say or do something back to make you suffer,
and get relief from their suffering. That is
how conflict escalates.

Just like our organs, our anger is part of us.
When we are angry, we have to go back to ourselves
and take good care of our anger. We cannot say,
‘Go away, anger, I don’t want you.’ When you have
a stomachache, you don’t say, ‘I don’t want you
stomach, go away.’ No, you take care of it.
In the same way, we have to embrace and
take good care of our anger.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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  1. meer uddin

    November 24, 2014

    make it blogging & sharing

  2. RITA r

    November 24, 2014

    Precioso

  3. Carlos Bation

    November 24, 2014

    Thank U so much for UR reminder …Ingat my dear my Love

  4. Craig Merriam

    November 24, 2014

    "eye for an eye" sometimes we need to assert ourselves for protection. Being weak can lead to others taking advantage of us… Anger is an emotion no different then love but I agree it needs to be tempered with grace…

  5. Aulia Salsabila W

    November 24, 2014

    ketika marah, cobalah bersabar dan kendalikan amarahnya.

  6. Craig Merriam

    November 24, 2014

    +Sofie… I am a Canadian veteran that served under the UN flag in Rwanda. I saw things that would anger any world citizen. Sometimes we have to fight oppression for people that can not or will not defend themselves. 800,000 people were genocide in Rwanda and it would have been 3x more if not for strong men's anger. Eye for an eye is sometimes relevant… to protect the weak or passive citizens.

  7. Jesse Johnson

    November 24, 2014

    What's good way to take care of it

  8. John Self

    November 24, 2014

    Don't let anger get the best of you,it Takes a special person to say i'am sorry & mean to<3 it

  9. Olivia Stafford

    November 24, 2014

    This is absolutely beautiful. But when I first saw the picture, I asked myself, "What am I on?"

  10. Raghav panday

    November 24, 2014

    Great teaching madam thanks for sharing lua,,,,

  11. Charles van Dijk

    November 24, 2014

    +Craig Merriam​ if your only tool is a hammer you treat every problem as a nail. I am ex military too. The embedded media never publish the outcome of an artillery strike. Makes a beheading looks like child's play. Oh yes it is called c…… damage?

  12. Craig Merriam

    November 24, 2014

    +Charles… There's two sides to every coin… one side is passive the other aggressive. Flip the coin and you have a 50% chance of either one coming up. If the coin comes up aggressive you better be prepared to take actions. Believe me people I've witnessed evil, I've battled evil he has no morals and prays on the passive. A eye for a eye… sometimes is relevant.

  13. Charles van Dijk

    November 24, 2014

    +Craig Merriam Military has nothing to do with the emotions on this page. Military carries out the foreign policies of their country.Truth is often the first casualty.

  14. Craig Merriam

    November 24, 2014

    Lol… Religitards have no idea what evil does to passive weaklings' You Charles need to embrace and take good care of your anger!

  15. Charles van Dijk

    November 24, 2014

    +Craig Merriam you don't have a clue what Buddhism stand for. Lecturing the rest of the world about morals is something well fed UN peacekeepers are good at.

  16. Craig Merriam

    November 24, 2014

    +Chuckie…control your anger… In case you miss understand social media there are two opinions to any posting… I'm the Ying you Yang. If you can't control yourself we can't have a intelligent conversation.

  17. Jayesh Thakkar

    November 24, 2014

    We can conquer the anger through hard practice.

  18. Charles van Dijk

    November 24, 2014

    +Craig Merriam you have never seen me when I am angry lol. Been in Africa too but was not protected by a blue beret lol

  19. Craig Merriam

    November 24, 2014

    Canadian Forces 1990-1995 rank 2nd Lieutenant, Theaters Served: Cambodia 1992 Rwanda 1993 service number: Qd127684, Retired.

  20. Syed Mostafa

    November 24, 2014

    GOOD MORNING
    TO YOU
    THANKS..

  21. Charles van Dijk

    November 24, 2014

    +Craig Merriam key board hero. Proud of what? Just war, stay home and defend it. Don't engage with people who are right. This is a Buddhist blog and you come around trolling. Cambodia most bombed country in history probably. 200000 by American bombing. Followed by 2000000 of the Sino, Vietnamese interference. You come around to preach an eye for an eye. They are back to their roots and peace and reconciliation works. Go back to your fantasy land. Peace is natural war is not. Oh I agree situation is not perfect but it is a lot better. Sentiments in the 3rd world whitey stay home.

  22. Charles van Dijk

    November 25, 2014

    +Craig Merriam who lost his temper now lol. I just came back from Vietnam and Cambodia. Not perfect but a lot better. Good night as well. They don't need blue berets in white Toyotas.

  23. H,. Highlander

    November 25, 2014

    Buddha was asked.
    "What have you gained from meditation."
    He replied " Nothing"
    However Buddha said let me tell you
    what I lost:- Anger, Anxiety,
    Depression and Insecurity
    Fear of old Age and Death.

    Tade Yata Oom.
    Gateh Gateh para Gateh Gateh
    Gateh Gateh para som Gateh Gateh
    Budi Soo haa.
    Oom Mani pathe mi hum…..

    Thank you dear Jenny.
    Please be good and take care.

  24. ernest rantao

    November 25, 2014

    Great teaching, thanks for the post.

  25. Ajay Agnihotri

    November 25, 2014

    Great words..have a nice day Jendhamuni.

  26. Charles van Dijk

    November 25, 2014

    +Craig Merriam​ just facts. The days of the patronizing bastard is over. Not yet doing what they do best shooting a teen with a toy gun.

  27. Craig Merriam

    November 25, 2014

    wow… loony toon! Mental illness…

  28. Craig Merriam

    November 25, 2014

    wow… loony toon! Mental illness… Great the silly goose is gone…. "woo hoo" I apologize to everyone… For his silliness.


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