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Title: What and who is the cause of Anger ...
Post by: ShAivI on August 01, 2016, 05:52:03 AM

What and who is the cause of Anger ...

A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery.
He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there,
closes his eyes and begins his meditation.

After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump
of another boat colliding with his own. With his eyes still closed,
he senses his anger rising, and by the time he opens his eyes,
he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared disturb his meditation.

But when he opens his eyes, he sees it’s an empty boat that had probably
got untethered and floated to the middle of the lake.

At that moment, the monk achieves self-realization, and understands
that the anger is within him; it merely needs the bump of an external
object to provoke it out of him.

From then on, whenever he comes across someone who irritates him
or provokes him to anger, he reminds himself, “The other person is
merely an empty boat. The anger is within me.”

Some useful timeless tips:

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.
    Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening,
    whatever.. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.'
    And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5.. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person,
    who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes,
    music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it.
    If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county;
    to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
We all need to live life to its fullest each day,
Worry about nothing, pray about everything!



(Interesting article......found on the net, sharing ....................)