Why We Shout When In Anger

"A saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath, found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples and asked:
'Why do people in anger shout at each other?'
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout.'
'But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner, asked the saint
Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.
Finally the saint explained:
'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.
What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small...
The saint continued, 'When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that's all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.'
He looked at his disciples and said:
'So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant. Do not say words that distance each other more, or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return. You may end up in divorce courts, for instance......'

20 comments:

  1. A nice write-up! I was reminded of a thought: 'Argument wins the situation but loses the person. So never argue unnecessarily with your dear ones just to win the situation.'
    Thanks for sharing such a nice post.

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  2. That's wonderful wisdom. What the saint said is totally true. It's good reminder to appreciate everyone that's with us now.

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  3. beautiful story Thanks for sharing

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  4. I agree with your views,Amritbir Kaur Ji that we should avoid arguing
    with relations/people unnecessarily.
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  5. Thanks Avatar, for your words of appreciation.
    God bless.

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  6. Thanks Marja, for your nice words.
    God bless.

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  7. Hi surgit my friend. I love the story in your post. Thanks for sharing it. Loving is a sweet dialogue of the heart that sometimes whispers are too loud.
    Take care my friend.

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  8. Thanks my brother Norie, for sharing your insights.I appreciate your views.
    God bless.

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  9. beautiful thought dear brother...will try to practice your wisdom.
    light n peace

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  10. Thanks Shree for your kind words.
    God bless.

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  11. I enjoyed this message greatly!!!

    We can all learn from this story.

    Thank you, brother.

    God bless!

    Cyrus

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  12. Thanks Cyrus Rumi for sharing your feelings.
    God bless.

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  13. Surjit,

    So nice to have you visit my new blog site. Many blessings to you. I appreciate your wisdom and insight so much.

    Be well and full.

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  14. Thanks Rebecca, for your kind words.I value your insights.
    God bless.

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  15. I really like this. Would it be okay if I use it in my blog and I would link to your blog name.

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  16. Welcome to my blog TechnoBabe and thanks for sharing your views. I would be glad to this post on your blog.
    God bless.

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  17. The post is ready and will be on my blog tomorrow. Thanks for getting back to me.

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  18. You are welcome TecnoBabe.
    God bless.

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  19. A very meaningful post. Thanks!

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  20. Welcome back WaterLearner.Thanks for your kind words.
    God bless.

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