But Words will Never Hurt Me" ...an old nursery rhyme
"Live in a Better Way"
by Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama says that every "sentient" being contributes something to us and Buddhists strive to help people around them in the best way.He reminds us that we are all dependent upon one another on this planet.
He says that whenever we meet very difficult or very negative people, we should hold them in high esteem because they can help us develop patience and altruism, two qualities that we need to take us down the path to bodhisattva, or the accomplishment of being Buddha who helps others.
A Buddhist,after having met with a difficult person, will try to meditate; asking that the person's suffering be lessened. He will not allow himself to become angry because anger cause grief and misery to oneself and to the other people. In fact, having to deal with a difficult person helps us to learn to deal with our own anger and sadness.These ideas take awhile to get used to.
What do you think about them?