Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Words of Wisdom from Ajahn Brahm

The Humorous, Wise and Compassionate Ajahn Brahm
(Got this picture of Ajahn Brahm from another website, but this is the feeling of listening to his talk)

Below are some of my key takeaways from the talk:

If there is problem in a relationship/family/organization, it is not my problem, and it is not the other person's problem. It is OUR problem. 

Loving your enemy is the only way to prevent them from hurting you. Loving your enemy is preventing them from taking away a sense of peace, love and compassion from you.

How to deal with an angry/jealous person? Be compassionate towards them. You only have to deal with them for a short while, but they are suffering from their anger/jealousy 24/7.

If people are giving negative comments, don't take their words seriously.

Love and be compassionate to yourself. Expand this love and compassion to your family, then to your friends, then to your community, then to your enemy and then to the whole world.

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