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5629Re: Insult, Flattery, and Compassion

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  • asimpjoy
    Mar 31, 2003
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "dan330033"
      <dan330033@y...> wrote:
      > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, asimpjoy
      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Insult:
      > >
      > > 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,
      > and
      > > we don't want it to be disturbed?
      > > ... Or perhaps we want to maintain it in the eyes of others?
      > >
      > >
      > > Flattery:
      > >
      > > 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
      > > motive?
      > >
      > >
      > > Compassion:
      > >
      > > 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
      > > reprimand,
      > > ... 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,
      > > Tony
      >
      > Yes, Yes, Yes.
      >
      > And Yes.
      >
      > And the ones who really lost their image,
      > you can flatter or insult.
      >
      > They lost the image of having no image.
      >
      > -- Dan
      **** T: Yes, absolutely!
      ... Because the image of having no image is just another image.
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