I am newbie to Advaita Vedanta. I have completed few Upanishads, almost all Hamsa Gita, some chapters of Ashtavakra Gita and now I am studying Bhagavad Gita. - Sorry about this chronology, but this is how I am trying to gain knowledge because I don't have any GURU (except the one sitting in my own heart) and I got to know everything from the internet only.
I am trying to cultivate SATVIC GUNA in almost all aspects of my life. But I am struggling to deal with Rajasic and Tamasic People in my WAKING STATE.
I live in a locality which is full of Rajasic and Tamasic people. Money (Greed), lies, deceit, intoxication, pride etc. - This is what I see on daily basis.
I won't go into details, but sometimes the activities of these people greatly agitates my mind. Sometimes condition arises that if they abuse me, I have to abuse back. I am even ready to give them some blows, if they try to physically assault me FIRST from their side. I always try to ignore them at my best, but these people considers my SILENCE as a weakness.
You can say that the Rajasic/Tamasic GUNAS of these people are activating Tamasic GUNAS inside mine.
I request you to please tell me How to (How do YOU) Deal with Rajasic and Tamasic People? How can I stop my mind from being agitated?
Please give me practical solution. If you think that something is wrong with my way of thinking then please guide me.
Thanks a lot