EMIL CIORAN In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Katsuki Sekida from Zen Training - Methods and Philosophy
all other ways of dissolving internal pressure are blocked, and the
only way of discharging it is upon others, anger appears. When internal
pressure finds no outlet and is driven inward, we feel sorrow and
distress. Crying, barking (“You fool!”), and laughing are all modes of
discharge of internal pressure through the drain called the respiratory
organs. In laughing, as in expressing anger or sorrow, physical action
plays a very important part.
If, when you are angry, someone
by chance makes you laugh, you will forget your anger for a while; and
when the old anger comes back you will find it much moderated. Part of
the internal pressure has been physically discharged. When someone is
crying, we feel touched with compassion, but from a physical point of view crying is the ego breaking wind
and dissipating itself. However, when the ego does not consent to
submit, and stubbornly maintains its position, then anger appears.