Posted by: Upāsaka | 09/19/2017

What Is Gained?

Going to sleep angry and full of resentment because we feel wronged or slighted: what is gained? Holding a grudge and seething with hatred: what is gained? Beating ourselves up when we fail to adhere to lofty goals: what is gained?

So many opportunities to hate ourselves, our friends and loved ones but, really, what do we gain from it? What a fearful thing it is to live with mind uncontrolled, subject to rage and whim. May I recall that the wages of aversion are rebirth in the lower realms and an unpleasant abiding in the here and now. May I recall that giving vent to anger only serves to fan its insatiable flames and that it is always better to accept imagined blame than it is to assign guilt.


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