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Desire and Hate - both should be eschewed
« on: March 16, 2009, 11:05:45 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana has said in Who am I? : Both desire and hate
should be eschewed.  The first one, we all know.  How to remain
even eschewing hate?  We find it difficult.  We cannot but hate our
competitor in our promotional interviews.  So many such occasions.
But we should try to do that.

Once a man came to a village and saw one sadhu sitting at a tree,
doing nothing.  This man is a born hater of others.  He told the sadhu: Why are you doing nothing, sitting here.  Go and find some job.   

The sadhu kept quiet.  The man provoked started shouting at him.

O you a wastrel!

Sadhu said:  Masala Dosa!

The man continued:  O you a dog!

Sadhu said:  Payasam

The man continued with uncontrollable hate:  O you a filthy pig!

Sadhu said:  Vada

The man and the people crowded around him, asked Sadhu not understanding anything.

Sadhu replied:  Whatever a man says, he has to swallow.  Whatever
I say, I have to swallow!  (See what he is swallowing and I am swallowing!)

(Source: Mountain Path, Aradhana, 2004)

Arunachala Siva.