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Monday, October 24, 2005

it is in me

this post from marlaine at it is in me, a wonderfully honest and personal zen blog, deals with the difficult subject of anger. here is an excerpt:

i have this anger that builds inside of me
i vent...and then feel i'm not being 'buddhist' because i'm negative, self-righteous...
then i know i'm only doubling my suffering by blaming

it does seem that sometimes we buddhists single out certain emotions as worse than others, and then as marlaine said, double our suffering by judging. what is beautiful about this post is how clearly she sees this process occuring within herself, and how it brings about the recognition of our need for maitri.

i also enjoy the way marlaine ends each post with three things she is thankful for.

2 Comments:

Blogger shyloh said...

The way I see it. We all make mistakes. It is forgiving ourself that seems to be the problem. We will make it.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Zen Unbound said...

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This post is cited in Blogmandu, Roundup for Oct. 24 - 30.

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