Posted by: Upāsaka | 12/20/2016

Overcoming Resentment

Some days are harder than others when it comes to the defilements and today was definitely on the list. In the past few weeks we’ve been dealing with a mother of one of my son’s classmates who’s been particularly spiteful. AddAs muas I am tempted to give in and respond in kind I know I need to make every effort to prevent the arising of more aversion. As such I will do the following:

  1. Take every opportunity to make sure contact and wish her a good day. 
  2. Thank her for her service as a member of the PTA. 
  3. Cultivate metta and karuna for her. 

May I overcome hatred and make a path to the deathless. 

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