They say misery loves company, but we cannot always avoid people when they are in a bad mood...

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They say misery loves company, but we cannot always avoid people when they are in a bad mood...

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So, how should we interact with them or relate to them when they are in a mood and we cannot help elevate them out of it?
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Concern yourself with guarding and cultivating your own mind.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta
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Ty Quee!
Queequeg wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:45 pm Concern yourself with guarding and cultivating your own mind.
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Re: They say misery loves company, but we cannot always avoid people when they are in a bad mood...

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Just be kind and a good friend. You can always chant Daimoku for them.
"The five characters of Myoho-Renge-Kyo are the core of the Lotus Sutra and the origin of all Buddhas throughout the entire world. Upon seeing the signs that these five characters now must be propagated, I, Nichiren, have set the precedent, today, at the beginning of the Latter Day of the Law."

- Nichiren Daishonin, “Shuju onfurumai-gosho” 種種御振舞御書


https://www.nichirenshoshu.or.jp/eng/daishonin.html
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