"Why Do People Shout In Anger?"
(Author Unknown - As heard on the Buddhist Broadcast Network)

2-28-2014 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #771
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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Why Do People Shout In Anger?
(Author Unknown - As heard on the Buddhist Broadcast Network)

A Hindu 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, smiled and asked, "Why do people shout in anger at each other?"

The disciples thought for a while… One of them answered, "Because we lose our calm, we shout."

"But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you?" asked the saint. "You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner."

The disciples gave some other answers, but none satisfied all 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 need not even whisper, they only look at each other and that's enough. 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."

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.

(From: John Holt)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Let our voices speak with Love.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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