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« Reply #195 on: October 13, 2012, 10:45:13 PM »
Why cling to the arrows shot at you?
Insults
Wounds
Time heals you see.
Why hold so tightly
Do these things define you?
Do these things set you free?
Why inject yourself with these poisons of the mind
Anxiety
Greed
Anger
Despair
Why not let them go
Set them free.
Accept the choices you have
And your responsibilities.
Accept all that is, rather than "as it should be"
For what does define "you"
What will set you free
What if you never find great meaning
What if, in not clinging,
You find stillness
Calm
Honesty
Health
Peace

(Jeniffer Edwards)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #196 on: October 13, 2012, 10:48:12 PM »
"Merchants come from the north and south,
To gather in the trading center;
But after three days have passed,
Each goes his separate way.
Meeting for but a flash in time,
They should avoid fights and fancies.

Hooked by karmas from previous lives,
Love and hatred run fierce,
But soon we all go our own ways,
And each takes his suited rebirth.
Right now abandon interpersonal discrimination
Made on the basis of attachment and aversion."

(HH 7th Dalai Lama)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #197 on: October 13, 2012, 10:51:04 PM »
Do everything with a mind that lets go. Do not expect any praise or reward. If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom. Your struggles with the world will have come to an end.

Someone commented, I can observe desire and aversion in my mind, but its hard to observe delusion.
You're riding on a horse and asking where the horse is! was Ajahn Chah's reply.

Just know yourself, this is your witness. Don't make decisions on the strength of your desires. Desires can puff us up into thinking we are something which we're not. We must be very circumspect.

(Ajahn Chah)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #198 on: October 13, 2012, 10:53:15 PM »
Do not have opinions in other people's actions
When we see defects in others, people in general but particularly those who have entered the Dharma, who are the banner of the monastic robes, are the support for the offerings of gods and men alike, we should understand that it is the impurity of our perception which is at fault. When we look into a mirror, we see a dirty face because our own face is dirty. In the same way, the effects of others are nothing but our impure way of seeing them.
By thinking this way, we should try to rid ourselves of this perception of the faults of other, and cultivate the attitude whereby the whole of existence, all appearances, are experienced as pure.

(Dilgo Khyentse)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #199 on: October 13, 2012, 10:56:36 PM »
It is a simple fact: whatever you resist will persist. If you are resisting suffering, you suffer more. If you are resisting confusion, you remain confused. If you are looking for peace, you find yourself constantly disturbed. If you are seeking after clarity, you are in a muddle. If you do not want to be angry, you are going to walk around angry. If you do not mind being angry, you will never be bothered about anger, because you will not be holding on to it. Having no opinion for or against, just being open to whatever comes, you are free.

(Dennis Genpo Merzel)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #200 on: October 13, 2012, 11:01:07 PM »
Even in the greatest yogi, sorrow and joy still arise just as before. The difference between an ordinary person and the yogi is how they view their emotions and react to them.

An ordinary person will instinctively accept or reject them, and so arouse the attachment or aversion that will result in the accumulation of negative karma.

A yogi, however, perceives everything that rises in its natural, pristine state, without allowing grasping to enter his perception.


(Sogyal Rinpoche)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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« Reply #201 on: October 13, 2012, 11:06:59 PM »
Suppose an enemy has hurt you in his own domain, why should you annoy yourself and hurt your mind in your own domain?
Suppose someone, to annoy, provokes you to do some evil act, why allow anger to arise and thus do exactly as he wants you to do?

(Visuddhi Magga)

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« Reply #202 on: October 13, 2012, 11:09:07 PM »
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

(Buddha)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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~ Vasishta

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« Reply #203 on: October 14, 2012, 07:18:19 AM »
Nagaraj,
"I am also reminded about the incidents that lead to the composing of kurai onrRum illai song, by sri rAjAji."
Yes,He lost the elections;He found a rare moment of deliverance amidst Defeat and composed this only song.It was like the Kite that was carrying the 'Fish' and being chased by the crows ,in Avadhuta Gita in Srimad bhAgavatha.
Wonderful song rendered so very well by the Divine voice of Smt M S Subbhulakshmi.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #204 on: October 14, 2012, 10:32:40 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Anger is a killer. Hypertension problems come mainly by one's angry nature for small and big things. But indignation (anger for
rightful purpose) is a necessity in one's life. Even this should not last for long.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #205 on: October 14, 2012, 07:30:52 PM »
Dear Sir,

yes, anger is killer, very true. and a person who can exercise his anger for a rightful purpose is sure to be in control of his anger, otherwise, even if it is for a rightful purpose, if such one is not in control of his anger, though the purpose served may be good, but still, it is a loss for ones own self!

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #206 on: October 14, 2012, 07:32:05 PM »
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.


(Confucius)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #207 on: October 14, 2012, 07:44:21 PM »
What actions are most excellent?
To gladden the heart of a human being.
To feed the hungry.
To help the afflicted.
To lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful.
To remove the wrongs of the injured.
That person is the most beloved of God
who does the most good to God's creatures.


(The Prophet Muhammad)

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Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #208 on: October 14, 2012, 08:13:21 PM »
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger,
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.

(unknown quote)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #209 on: October 14, 2012, 08:22:29 PM »
Sri Bhagavan said:

Occasional anger for valid reasons is not bad. But one should not keep on thinking, 'how come, I got angry?". This is
much worse than the anger itself.

Sri Bhagavan.

Arunachala Siva.