Artha Yoga Class Readings, October 2010

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Sometimes, when we are discouraged by a difficult situation, anger does seem helpful, appearing to bring more energy, confidence and determination. And while it is true that anger brings extra energy, it eclipses the best part of our brain: its rationality. So the energy of anger is almost always unreliable. It can cause an immense amount of destructive, unfortunate behavior.
Dali Lama

Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine;
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for joy and woe;
Through the world we safely go.
William Blake

Metta Sutta
 This is what should be done
 By one who is skilled in goodness,
 And who knows the path of peace:
 Let them be able and upright,
 Straightforward and gentle in speech.
Buddist Text

Listen Listen to the sound of the bell
May it bring me back to my true self
May the hearer awaken from forgetfulness
And transcend all anxiety and sorrow
Tibeten Meditation