how to handle insult and maintain compassion

CA CS Amit Borade (Chief Accountant) (2823 Points)

19 January 2010  

One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have no right teaching others," he shouted. "You are as stupid as everyone else. You are
nothing but a fake."

Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man "Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take
it, to whom does the gift belong?"

The man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, "It would belong to me, because I bought the gift."

The Buddha smiled and said, "That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you.

You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself."

"If you want to stop hurting yourself, you must get rid of your anger and become loving instead. When you hate others, you yourself become unhappy. But when you love others, everyone is happy
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Love is beautiful and a life lived with love is more beautiful. Wherever love is missing ugliness is bound to be there. Beauty is the body, love is the soul; So whenever love happens, simultaneously beauty happens. It comes like a shadow, it comes inevitably. Beauty, without love is only an appearance, an empty gesture; It is just as if we have painted light, but it will not give light. It will not give us solace and joy. It will not give us an insight into the divine hood of krshna. it will be utterly cold, there will be no heart beating behind it which can keep it warm. And whenever beauty is cold, it is uglier than ugliness, it is a corpse. The beautiful man cannot lie; lying will make him ugly. Whenever we lie, something goes ugly in us, we start shrinking . we are no more the same person, flowing, alive, radiant. Guilt has entered, and guilt cripples. To live a beautiful life in all possible ways is enough assurance to move our life with krshna
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JAY GURU DEV :)