image Dealing with Difficult People

Seeing All Beings as the Buddha


How Do Mindful People Deal with Jerks?

As a result of our own lies and gossip we face bad workers and mean people. Whether it’s our students, our helpers, or our employees, they argue with us. They disagree without even paying attention to us. They pretend not to understand until we repeat things two or three times; then they get angry with our tone and talk back and take their own sweet time to do the work. When they finally finish, they don’t get around to telling us, and they continue to be spiteful and angry.

—Dzogchen Kunzan Lama 83

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