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Pravin Kumar
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Post by Pravin Kumar » Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 am

No Love in Revenge:

Even if you're wronged and you're justified in getting revenge, it will harm you more then it will the other person because it will keep you in the grip to an energy that doesn't allow you to love...

What someone does is never personal even if it is something done to you, but what if what is done affects people you love, then what? Don’t you have the right for revenge? The problem with making it personal is even if you or someone you love is hurt it doesn't take away the hurt; it doesn't undo what is done. Revenge, as in an eye for an eye doesn't really work because it keeps you locked in the same energy as what you are seeking revenge for. You may tell yourself it makes you feel better and you may even believe it does, and to the Conditioned Mind you will say justice is served, but it won't change any of the facts of what happen. The mind always looks for some form of comfort and it uses revenge as one of these forms.

Things are said like people get what they give out in life and if they hurt others they should get what they deserve, but it doesn't take away the pain of those who are hurt. That's the irony of an eye for an eye, it doesn't really make a person feel better. To me the reason why Jesus taught to turn the other cheek was not for the benefit of the person who is causing the harm, but for your own heart to remain in the presence of love. The mind wants an eye for an eye because it’s part of the conditioning, but for the heart to remain of love the other cheek has to be turned. Your “I” will tell you to attack back, seek revenge, but the heart knows if you want to remain at peace the other cheek will also have to be exposed. This is difficult as is most behavior based in love because of the conventional methods that are in place, but the alternative is to remain controlled by a mind anchored in greed, hate, and delusion. Its a decision that’ll decide your life's direction and the level of peace you have. The more you try to get revenge whether it’s justified or not, the more you are dragged down into a place that makes love just about impossible to live from...

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