The Ill-tempered Woman

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Once upon a time, there lived a very ill-tempered woman. She was the kind that raged over silly and little things. She understood it was wrong anyway. And so she decided to consult a Zen Master, hopefully to help her improve.

The day she went there, the Zen Master led her into a room, and listened to her as she explained in distress. After she finished, he locked the door up and walked away without saying a word.

In a flash, she loses her mind completely. She jumps and screams for a very long time. Then after some time, shouted for attention. The Zen Master turned deaf ears to her shouting.

At last she is silent. The Zen Master stands outside the door and asked, Are you still mad? The woman yelled, “Yes, I’m mad with myself. Why should I come to such a place and make myself suffer? How can one be calm as the still water if she is mad with herself yet?”

The Zen Master went off in a huff.

Later on, he asked her again, Are you still mad?  “Not anymore” the woman replied. Why? The Zen Master asked.  “It can’t help at all!” the woman answered.  You’re keeping your rage down deep in your mind. Your rage will get to the top when you flare up, said the Zen Master and left again.rage1.gif

When he came back the third time, the woman said, “I’m not angry anymore. It’s just not worth”. The Zen Master smiled, you’re still haggle over in your mind. It means your trouble is not let go yet. ’ The woman asked, “What is the rage?” The Zen Master leaned against the doorway as the sun was setting down. He poured a cup of the hot water on the ground. The woman gazed at the steam floating into the air until it faded away. She comprehended eventually. She bowed her thanks to the Zen Master and left.

===========================The End=====================================

Lesson learnt.

Why should we get rage always? Why rage over someone or something always? When we do, we also chastise ourselves at the same time! [RAGE] is around always. Just ignore it, and it will go away soon. Life is just too short to entangle with it. Allow rage and you will get twisted.

Do have a rage-free day.


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