Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What About You?

Focus,
not on the rudenesses of others,
not on what they've done
or left undone,
but on what you
have & haven't done
yourself.

-Dhammapada, 4, translation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

8 comments:

Shubhajit said...

It is interesting and true. Suppose a man speaks something wrong to us, at the first hand words are outside of the body and then enters into our brain and according to individual brain process it works. So, after all it is all our mind process that is responsible for the action.

Does it mean we should take our heart out? compassion, love, unselfishness and even anger are must. But not hatred, in the long run that hatred comes back to us and complete the circle. Newton's Third Law!

I love the way you put some excellent quotes from Upanishads and Buddhist literature. But I have strong reservation about the contemporary God Men in our society.

V said...

Relationships waste a lot
of energy. Non-action is love.
To try to save the world at the expence of your own sanity is not healthy.

P. Venugopal said...

It is exciting to come across a blog like this.

V said...

I think we worry too much.

V said...

What happens if we stop worrying?

Eyeshare said...

Hi Sofia,

I really appreciate. The dinamics of the interpersonal relationship would be evolved through the kind behavior like this...

Sophia said...

Shubhajit,

I am happy that you find these quotes useful.

Thank you for enjoying them.

V,

Some relationships can actually help boost energy. When you laugh together, do you feel an increase in your energy?

P. Venugopal,

Thank you. :)

Eye,

Yes, I agree - we'd all be much better off. I find I have enough growing of my own to do instead of wasting energy or time worrying about what bothers me about other people. :)

human being said...

i focused
and found out i didn't look into the eyes of the one who stabbed me... rather i was looking at my wound...

when i raised my head, the dagger fell on the ground...