<![CDATA[Nyttigviten - Visdom]]>Tue, 23 Feb 2016 23:17:19 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Offerrollen]]>Sun, 07 Jul 2013 07:22:18 GMThttp://www.nyttigviten.no/visdom/offerrollenArt of Living – fra Sri Sri Ravi Shankars tanker

Ønsker vi å få til endring hos noen, nytter det sjelden å kritisere. Den endringen noen foretar for å unngå kritikk eller å såre noen, er gjerne virksom en tid, men når trykket er borte, går vi tilbake til gamle vaner. Skal vi få til en varig endring, må vi se en fordel i denne endringen selv.
A teacher or a victim?

You know, if someone is committing a mistake and you tell them, ‘Do not do this, because it hurts me’, then they are never going to stop. But instead if you tell them this, ‘Your making this mistake is going to hurt you’, then they will not do it.
This is the difference between a teacher and a victim.

A victim says, ‘I am a victim. You are a culprit so you better not do this wrong-doing’. A victim can never correct a culprit. But if you are a teacher, then you can.
What does a teacher do? He tells the other person, ‘Look my dear, what you are doing will hurt you. So don’t do it. I am telling you this out of love and compassion for you, so please do not make this mistake because it is going to hurt you even more’.

Then something stirs within the other person and they listen to you. They change their ways. So just remember this, a victim can never correct a culprit. And if you wish to correct somebody or teach them a lesson, you need to have that magnanimity of a teacher. You have to have compassion, a broad vision and equanimity within you.
Three things are essential, magnanimity, equanimity, and skill. Then you can digest their mistakes with ease.
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