A man once cursed the Buddha to his face.  the Buddha only smiled.  The man became even more incensed and asked, “Why don’t you respond?”
The Buddha replied, “If someone refuses a gift, it must be taken back by the one who offered it.”
The Buddha then recited this verse:
“For those with no anger, how can anger arise?”
When you practice deep looking and master yourself, you dwell in peace, freedom, and safety.
When you understand the roots of anger in yourself and in the other, your mind will enjoy true peace, joy, and lightness. You become the doctor who heals himself and heals the other.”
—Thich Nhat Hahn

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger – Buddha

Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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