“Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration & you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor.” — Francis Lucille

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Anger Management

Here is a great story from FierceBuddhist regarding anger management:

A Zen student came to Bankei and said, “Master, I have an ungovernable
temper. How can I cure it?”
“Show me this temper,” said Bankei, “it sounds fascinating.”
“I haven’t got it right now,” said the student, “so I can’t show it to
“Well then,” said Bankei, “bring it to me when you have it.”
“But I can’t bring it just when I happen to have it,” protested the
student. “It arises unexpectedly, and I would surely lose it before I
got it to you.”
“In that case,” said Bankei, “it cannot be part of your true nature.
If it were, you could show it to me at any time. When you were born
you did not have it–so it must have come to you from the outside. I
suggest that whenever it gets into you, you beat yourself with a stick
until the temper can’t stand it and runs away.”

It is our true nature to be joyful and loving and happy!  Don't let anger keep you from living life the best you can!  


1 comment:

  1. Yay, you are back into blogging! You were missed.

    Great insights in each post - thanks for sharing!

    Can't wait to take the kids to the rec center to swim...we are slowly getting our place organized so we have yet explored what our city has to offer. Cute swimming tips, and it will be fun to use them with E...and for G!

    Hope you guys are enjoying the summer weather and that your hearts are happy!