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TODAY'S THEME: When They Make You So Mad
The Weekend Edition

 
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An ungodly man diggeth up evil:
and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

A froward man soweth strife:
and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 16: 27, 28, 32
Holy Bible, King James Version


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Great anger is more destructive than the sword.

Indian proverb
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He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down;
but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger.

Muhammed (570-632)
Prophet of Islam

A man was rowing his boat upstream on a very misty
morning. Suddenly, he saw another boat coming downstream,
not trying to avoid him. It was coming straight at him. He shouted,
"Be careful! Be careful!" but the boat came right into him, and his
boat was almost sunk. The man became very angry, and began to shout
at the other person, to give him a piece of his mind. But when he looked
closely, he saw that there was no one in the other boat. It turned out that
the boat just got loose and went downstream. All his anger vanished, and
he laughed and laughed. If our perceptions are not correct, they may give
us a lot of bad feelings. Buddhism teaches us how to look at things deeply
in order to understand their own true nature, so that we will not be
misled into suffering and bad feelings.

Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-  )
Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk and prolific author
From "Essential Writings"
Orbis Books, 2004

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As the snake's venom that spreads throughout the body is dispelled
by antidotes, he who gives up anger that has arisen renounces the
world of suffering, just as the snake sloughs off it's old decayed skin.

The Buddha (c. 563 - c. 483 BC)

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Blaming others takes an enormous amount of mental energy.
It's a "drag-me-down" mind-set that creates stress and
disease. Blaming makes you feel powerless over your own life
because your happiness is contingent on the actions and
behavior of others, which you can't control. When you stop
blaming others, you will regain your sense of personal power.
You will see yourself as a choice maker. You will know that
when you are upset, you are playing a key role in the creation
of your own feelings. This means that you can also play a
key role in creating new, more positive feelings. Life is a
great deal more fun and much easier to manage when
you stop blaming others.

Excerpted from
"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all small stuff,"
by Richard Carlson, Ph. D
Hyperion, 1997

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The only antidote to anger is to eliminate the internal
sentence, "If only you were more like me."
(Unknown)



A mild answer calms wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15: 1
New American Bible

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And now the Last Word:


GENTLENESS

Gentle words spoken among those of anger,

turmoil and strife,

dispatch the angels from the throne of God,

scattering darkness with their

swords of light.


Kathleen M. Prado

From "Angel's Wings and Secret Thingss"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Quote:
My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration;
set the kitchen timer for 20 minutes, cry, rant and
rave; and at the sound of the bell, simmer down
and go about business as usual.
(Phyliis Diller, conmedienne)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

On today's site:

-Slow to
anger
(Proverbs 16)

-Anger
more
destructive...
(India)

-Real
strength
(Muhammad)

-Story
of the
rowboat
(Hanh)


-As the
snake
sloughs

(The Buddha)

-Give up
blaming
(Carlson)


-Antidote
to anger

(unknown)

-A mild
answer

(Proverbs 15)


And the
Last Word:

Kathleen M.
Prado

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