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#1 mavrica

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:03 PM

I always find it so amazing (and amusing) how many things I learn from the people who "irritate" me most. What a complex task - to be someone's teacher and student in one person. Too complex for understanding until you realize the Emptiness in its essence.

I still have a long way to go :? ...

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 01:26 AM

I still have a long way to go :? ...


oooh yes I do .... :blink:

#3 Sincerity

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:14 AM

Mavrica, I have learned to love things that irritate me. One time when I was younger, I was listening to a monk talk, it was question time and I raised my hand, but he kept talking! What about MY question?! But because it was a monk and I have respect for the Sangha I had to investigate, I had to question myself. That monk is a very precious teacher, he taught me something that other people could not, and since then I love times when I am irritated. This is not a good analogy, but our mind is like a house full of nice furniture with nasty things hiding underneath, irritation is like moving the furniture, if you have nasty things hiding, they come out of hiding and you have a chance to pin them down and destroy them.




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