Anger and Resentment : Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

 In Spiritualism

Anger and Resentment

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Anger and resentment have a chain reaction – you get angry and then you resent; resentment will then turn to anger again. Either you are angry with somebody or you are angry with yourself. You may be angry with somebody else but then, as soon as your anger fades, you resent yourself and feel, “How could I lose my temper like that?” Just get rid of resentment. Anger is part of your life. If you take away a toy from a small child, he yells and shouts, but is normally the next instant. Similarly, you get angry but the next moment brings the smile back to your face. Now, what do you do when someone behaves very rudely with you?

  • Get upset

  • React rudely back

  • Get frustrated

  • Avoid the person or the situation

  • Blame the person

  • Preach to the person

None of these will in any way strengthen you.

Instead, see rude behaviour in this light:

  • It indicates the intensity of their commitment

  • It indicates the amount of stress and insensitivity

  • It projects the upbringing of the person

  • It indicates a behavioural pattern

  • It shows a lack of knowledge

  • It shows a lack of observation of one’s own mind and its sensations

  • It shows your behaviour to avoid

  • It strengthens your mind

  • It unconditions the love that you are

The next time when someone is rude to you, make sure you don’t get upset. Just give back a broad smile. If you can digest the rudeness, nothing whatsoever can shake you.

Recommended Posts
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search