It is said that one day the Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. “You have no right teaching others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake!”

The Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man, “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?”

The young man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, “It would belong to me, because I bought the gift.”

The Buddha smiled and said, “That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself.”

8 thoughts on “Buddha – Anger

  1. runningonsober says:

    A wonderful reminder, thank you Ronnie.


    1. Ronnie says:

      Thanks Christy.


  2. huguetta says:

    This is powerful, I read it before and I hope someday I can reach this level of wisdom and calmness 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      If you work at it, you will achieve it.

      Liked by 1 person

        1. Ronnie says:

          Once you achieve inner calm you will gain inner strength.

          Liked by 1 person

  3. This post is so great!! Such a good lesson and your post today was very powerful!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      Thank you, Ellen.

      Liked by 1 person

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