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To be, or not to be… Insulted.

Posted on | July 14, 2011 |

Buddha

Buddha explains.

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.”

The young man listened closely to these wise words of the Buddha. “You are right, O Enlightened One, “he said.  “Please teach me the path of love. I wish to become your follower.” The Buddha answered kindly, “Of course.  I teach anyone who truly wants to learn.  Come with me.”

I saw this beautiful little story on my friend Michael Robinson’s Facebook wall today.  Thought it relevant to share in the moment.

Big Love!

Jeff

The Song of the Day - by my friend Colette Baron-Reid - 09-love-is-the-answer

Comments

One Response to “To be, or not to be… Insulted.”

  1. Lisa Mohr
    July 25th, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    Whoops! I put the comment I wanted to share above this post. Sorry-trying to navigate through your lovely site. :)
    Lisa Mohr

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  • Jeffrey Peck is an internationally renowned intuitive counselor, Angel Therapy Practitioner®, Reiki Master Teacher and author of 'Something Super Spiritual' who helps others learn to recognize and connect with their Spiritual Entourage and the Divine Power within. Upon discovering the miraculous healing power of Reiki, Jeff started to consciously recognize the Divine Power accessible to each and every one of us through Spirit. Following his Divine guidance, Jeff was led to incredible mentors to study under, such as Dr. Doreen Virtue, PhD, Dr. Robert Pease and Colette Baron-Reid. Jeff brings a passion for Reiki combined with the healing presence of the angelic realm to help us find the Light within. Jeff knows that Reiki and our angels are always ready and willing to assist us. All we need to do is ask and receive.
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