Reflection for today…The Punishment of Anger -Buddha

5 Jul

“You will not be punished for your anger,

you will be punished by your anger.”

-Buddha

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9 Responses to “Reflection for today…The Punishment of Anger -Buddha”

  1. circusinpurgatory July 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM #

    Anger (and hate) destroy the host.

    • MYSOULSONICE July 10, 2012 at 6:45 AM #

      Circusinpurgatory…
      Anger and hate do destroy the host.
      You comment is very incisive.
      This is actually true in a physical sense as anger and hate are like a parasite feeding off the host.
      There are research studies that have found emotions to take physical manifestations.
      {Many new age and spiritual teachings confirm this as well}.

      The mind is indeed powerful and we should try to be mindful of our thoughts and emotions.

      My question is…What are healthy ways to release anger?

      If anger is repressed then it can manifest as sadness and depression- even addictions/substance abuse.

      I have found exercise, writing and listening to music to be most effective.
      Perhaps yoga would be helpful as well but I have not gotten myself disciplined enough to do yoga- yet.
      Kind Regards.
      Thank you for your comment.
      Rassouli Apocalypse

      • circusinpurgatory July 13, 2012 at 5:23 AM #

        To repress means to hold in. A man takes in pain and with the knowledge that it will only hurt him, controls and transforms it and then gives out strength. The definition of a man (don’t know if you are a man) is being in control of himself. The thing that we allow to make us choose anger owns us and wins. Anger is a choice. The yoga of writing, exercize and music are fine tools.

      • MYSOULSONICE July 16, 2012 at 10:58 AM #

        Circusinpurgatory…
        Do you believe that all that is repressed eventually comes to the surface?
        Does the hidden, repressed and unconscious manifest in the conscious- in the light?

        As for what you said…”A man takes in pain and with the knowledge that it will only hurt him, controls and transforms it and then gives out strength.”
        I am not sure that everyone is as self-aware, emotionally capable or powerful enough to control and transform their pain {although one would hope}.
        This possible failure to transform pain may be the reason for so many self-destructive behaviors, depression, melancholy, rumination and addictions.

        *If one could undergo this spiritual metamorphosis and undergo this process of alchemy, that would be truly remarkable.

        As for the other part of your comment…
        “The definition of a man (don’t know if you are a man) is being in control of himself.”
        I do not believe that all men are in control of themselves.
        If that were the case, there would be no wars and the world would be full of zen masters.
        {I suspect you mean that “men in control” means people that are able to keep their anger and emotions in check}.

        I definitely agree with the final part of your comment…
        The thing that we allow to make us choose anger owns us and wins. Anger is a choice. The yoga of writing, exercize and music are fine tools.”

        What we allow to affect us emotionally {and otherwise} has ultimate control over us.
        We choose how to respond and react- although it is quite the challenge.

        Thank you so much for your thought provoking comments.
        I hope to read more of them.

        In Gratitude…Northern Lights and boat

      • circusinpurgatory July 16, 2012 at 8:06 PM #

        Take in the pain that becomes anger and don’t repress it; vaporize it. I’m not saying its easy. There are great men and small men. Great men do the hard thing. Read Friedrich Nietzsche. The wise man treats every day like a new life.

      • circusinpurgatory July 17, 2012 at 5:05 AM #

        A wise man treats every day like a new life. Take control and rather than repress pain that turns to anger; vaporize it. Kill it off before it kills you off. Shoot first and ask questions later. Rub some dirt on it and walk it off. Don’t hump too much gear troop; you’ll fall out and then you won’t be able to help anyone else and we’ll have to hump you.

        I’m not saying its easy; nothing good is easy. Read Fredrich Neitsche “Do the hard thing” and “wish hard times on your friends’. Great men do the hard thing. Small men say “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”.

        Best wishes .

  2. oldworldcharmvintage July 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM #

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    • MYSOULSONICE July 16, 2012 at 11:12 AM #

      Oldworldcharmvintage…
      I really love your post so much that I had to subscribe!
      Your blog is so beautiful and inspiring.
      I look forward to reading more.

      Peace & Namaste…
      Green Northern Lights

      • oldworldcharmvintage July 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM #

        Thank you very much for keeping an eye on me, so glad you love my blog, il watch you back as i continue to grow xo

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