5624Re: Insult, Flattery, and Compassion
- Mar 31, 2003--- In email@example.com, asimpjoy
> Is this the desire to hurt another through
> words or gesture. And why is one hurt, "psychologically"?
> Often one will insult another to protect one's self,
> ... As a defensive reaction to the feeling of being attacked?
> What makes one feel inwardly hurt - insulted?
> Is it because we want to maintain a certain idea or
> image about who we think we are, and so we get hurt when
> someone comes along and takes a poke at it - because we have become
> so identified and attached to this image we have about our self,
> we don't want it to be disturbed?Yes, Yes, Yes.
> ... Or perhaps we want to maintain it in the eyes of others?
> Is flattery the way we "butter-up" someone so we
> can get what we want from them.
> I know when I feel flattered, because it embarrasses me,
> and I get this strange feeling of being puffed up and manipulated.
> ... Maybe flattery is words with the hidden agenda of a selfish
> Its a strange thing Compassion, because you never know
> what it will do. It can insult you or flatter you without
> even the slightest hint of selfishness.
> It seems to act from the natural flow of Love - a compliment or
> ... According to whatever is needed.
> I think that is why Compassion is often so misunderstood.
> I've noticed that there are those who you can't flatter or insult.
> ... Maybe they lost their image?
> With love and affection,
And the ones who really lost their image,
you can flatter or insult.
They lost the image of having no image.
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