Posted by: Upāsaka | 07/28/2016

Rough Day 

This morning was seemingly like any other but, for whatever reason, a storm was brewing in my wife’s heart that would soon break upon all of us. Clearly, it is my kamma to receive such blame and anger but its intensity and apparent groundlessness can be bewildering at times. 

I can at least comfort myself knowing that I refused to reply once it became clear that she couldn’t hear but how far am I from the standard the Lord Buddha laid out in the Simile of the Saw. I often marvel at the boundless quality of the heart of the Buddha in that he was able to deal with enmity and hostility from characters like Devadatta and Bharadvaja without having his mind trained by aversion. What an amazing, supernatural power. 

May I be free from hostility and may I cultivate a boundless heart. May I become a true son of the Lord Buddha! 

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Responses

  1. What is the Simile of the Saw?

  2. Not answering the anger with anger is an act of love. I hope you are loving yourself in return. Blessings to you.


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