“Why We Shout In Anger?”
A saint and his some disciples went over to a river to take bath. At the bank they found a group of family members shouting at each other in anger. He turned to his disciples with a smile and asked.
“Why do people shout when they get angry?”
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, “Because in anger we lose our calm and we shout.”
“But, why do you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can speak in a soft manner.” asked the saint.
Disciples argued with some reasons but no one could answer it. Finally the saint explained,
“When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to listen each other and to cover that great distance.
What happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout but talk softly. Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very tiny.
When they love each other even more, they only whisper and get more closer to each other. Finally they don’t have to whisper, only a look is enough.”
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. Otherwise a day will come, when we get very far away that it would become difficult to find a path to return.”