Posted by: Upāsaka | 02/06/2017

Confronting the Defilements

There’s a verse from the Eight Verses for Transforming the Mind that covers the aspiration to strongly confront destructive mind states due to the harm they will cause both oneself and others. This morning, one of my employees with whom we have been having problems called out again for the second day in a row at the last minute. My first reaction was anger. I was tempted to just move on and allow it to fester there but perhaps prompted by the Eight Verses I took an alternate approach ave have decided to meet out head on and cultivate the antidote. 

How must this person be feeling to put their own job on the line? How angry, hurry and resentful must they be? And, alternatively, what if they ready are suddenly ill? What horrible kamma must be ripening for them now to get ill after having disrespected their employers the last day before they called out. 

I have decided to work with this aversion and ill will towards my employee until it is no longer a burning ember in my heart. Let’s see how it works out. 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

Student Of The Path

Treading The Path To Freedom : Bhikkhu Jayasāra's Dhamma Blog

ʿIlmprocess

"How can I be anything other than what I am?" | Monk

Yoga and Meditation techniques

Yoga and meditation techniques is the art of unfolding the mystery of life divinity joy happiness and mindfulness

Alexis Chateau

Activist. Writer. Explorer.

Anti-Fascist News

Taking on Fascism and Racism from the Ground Up.

Neurodivergent Rebel

Rebelling against a culture that values assimilation over individuality.

Kannons mercy

MISUSER OF WORDS AND A SWORD OF VIRTUE

Little Green Seedling

Thoughts on veganism, sustainability, spirituality and simple living

Deep Green Magic

Campaigning with the Earth

Between The Pillars

Delving into the Eastern (and Western) Occult

An Accidental Anarchist

Spirituality | Lifestyle | Thought | Wisdom | Parenting | Love

unbolt me

the literary asylum

fauxcroft

living life in conscious reality

Meditating Millennial

A Millennial's Journey Into Meditation and Mindfulness

Rise Like A Lotus

From the Mud Comes Beauty

The Cloaked Hedgehog

Dogman & Cryptozoology... and the occasional rant

%d bloggers like this: