Turn The Other Cheek, How To Apply This And Win Over Anyone. By James Dazouloute

Mathew 5: 38-39: “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also." -- So like this Scripture teaches you, and then Beloved You will leave that person confused, because you did not do what he or she would expect of you, which is to fight back and try to kill them in a defensive and righteous manner. Although it is your right, God teaches you that you do not always have to exercise your right, nor do you have to punish others for what they deserve (Just like He has been dealing with You and I). Because The Whole Concept Is About Forgiveness, teaching and bringing those around who are lost, confused, embittered, weak and lashing out at Life through you. 

And when it comes to turning the other cheek and asking for more, you would think that only The Christ has taught this, as well teaching you to forgive others through compassion, wisdom and love. But if you know any of the wisdom I have shared with You in my previous writings, then you would know that All Truths are Self-Evident, as well will forever remain the same, no matter how many Generations come and go, and no matter the age or era. For as you will soon see, hundreds of years before, the Lord Buddha had a similar encounter and shared the same Truth and Wisdom with His followers, just like the Incarnated Christ did. Because Forgiveness, compassion, teachings, truth, righteousness... are all the same no matter the time, no matter how and no matter where they need to be revealed. 

The Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples when a man came and spit on his face. He wiped it off, and he asked the man, “What next? What do you want to say next?” The man was a little puzzled because he himself never expected that when you spit on somebody’s face, he will ask, “What next?” He had no such experience in his past. He had insulted people and they had become angry and they had reacted. Or if they were cowards and weaklings, they had smiled, trying to bribe the man. But Buddha was like neither, he was not angry nor in any way offended, nor in any way cowardly. But just matter-of-factly he said, “What next?” There was no reaction on his part.

Buddha’s disciples became angry, they reacted. His closest disciple, Ananda, said, “This is too much, and we cannot tolerate it. He has to be punished for it. Otherwise everybody will start doing things like this.”

Buddha said, “You keep silent. He has not offended me, but you are offending me. He is new, a stranger. He must have heard from people something about me, that this man is an atheist, a dangerous man who is throwing people off their track, a revolutionary, a corrupter. And he may have formed some idea, a notion of me. He has not spit on me, he has spit on his notion. He has spit on his idea of me because he does not know me at all, so how can he spit on me?

“If you think on it deeply,” Buddha said, “he has spit on his own mind. I am not part of it, and I can see that this poor man must have something else to say because this is a way of saying something. Spitting is a way of saying something. There are moments when you feel that language is impotent: in deep love, in intense anger, in hate, in prayer. There are intense moments when language is impotent. Then you have to do something. When you are angry, intensely angry, you hit the person, you spit on him, you are saying something. I can understand him. He must have something more to say, that’s why I’m asking, “What next?”

The man was even more puzzled! And Buddha said to his disciples, “I am more offended by you because you know me, and you have lived for years with me, and still you react.”

Puzzled, confused, the man returned home. He could not sleep the whole night. When you see a Buddha, it is difficult, impossible to sleep again the way you used to sleep before. Again and again he was haunted by the experience. He could not explain it to himself, what had happened. He was trembling all over and perspiring. He had never come across such a man; he shattered his whole mind and his whole pattern, his whole past.

The next morning he was back there. He threw himself at Buddha’s feet. Buddha asked him again, “What next? This, too, is a way of saying something that cannot be said in language. When you come and touch my feet, you are saying something that cannot be said ordinarily, for which all words are a little narrow; it cannot be contained in them.” Buddha said, “Look, Ananda, this man is again here, he is saying something. This man is a man of deep emotions.”
The man looked at Buddha and said, “Forgive me for what I did yesterday.”

Buddha said, “Forgive? But I am not the same man to whom you did it. The Ganges goes on flowing, it is never the same Ganges again. Every man is a river. The man you spit upon is no longer here. I look just like him, but I am not the same, much has happened in these twenty-four hours! The river has flowed so much. So I cannot forgive you because I have no grudge against you.”

“And you also are new. I can see you are not the same man who came yesterday because that man was angry and he spit, whereas you are bowing at my feet, touching my feet. How can you be the same man? You are not the same man, so let us forget about it. Those two people, the man who spit and the man on whom he spit, both are no more. Come closer. Let us talk of something else.”

So Turn The Other Cheek, How To Apply This And Win Over Anyone. I do hope that by now you have read, seen and understood the teachings of this great lesson about Not Demanding your way, not exercising Your Right, not taking rightful revenge and even not punishing others for what they deserve. Because this whole thing called Life, is all about Raising Awareness to the forefront of the mind and eyes of  Humanity, which are your Brothers and Sisters who are lost, confused, and who know less than you do (While you know less than another). And by winning them over with Great Wisdom such as above, then you are giving them a chance to Know Truth, to join you, and to serve The God Of All That Is Seen And Unseen. Your Spiritual Advocate, James Dazouloute

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    Turning the other cheek is something that is very hard to do. But once you do it the right way, you can always turn that person to righteousness.

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