If You’re Angry, And Words Fail

Don’t shoot!


Try gesture:


Or, how about this? (Buddhist equanimity.)

File:Devadatta attacking Buddha.jpg


The above painting is from a Laotian monastery. It’s an image of the Buddha leading monks through a treacherous path. He is silent and calm, walking through the world with his inner light activated. Davadatta, an unenlightened character, attempts to murder him. Image source: Wikipedia Commons.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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