Some Person has told me this following statement:

Stop making issues where they already are resting.

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    Possibly a reference to "let the sleeping dog lie", meaning that if nothing is happening, there is no sense to disturb the peace. Oct 7 '15 at 11:50
  • I wonder who said it. Oct 7 '15 at 13:27
  • It was by owner of my prev company Oct 7 '15 at 13:29
  • I'm curious, which dialect of English did he use? -- I mean, issues are resting sounds a little weird to me in standard English. (It has its own charm, though.) Oct 7 '15 at 13:39
  • He follows US English :) Oct 7 '15 at 13:41

It means - don't unnecessarily touch the topic when everything is smooth and calm.

Stop making issues - giving unnecessary importance to something (here some topic) or argue about it.

they (issues) are already resting - they are okay, calm and not on the rage.

So, as Victor says, let the sleeping dog lie. Don't invite trouble!

As you are an Indian, so the speaker is advising that you should not do something like आ बैल मुजे मार!

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    I'm curious: is the sentence standard Indian English, or a literal translation from an Indian language -- or both?! Oct 7 '15 at 13:05
  • No, it's not standard InE. But people try to 'literally' translate Indian proverbs. Even I don't understand that if something is resting, how can it be an issue at first! @StoneyB I keep on correcting people around me and never get tired! :)
    – Maulik V
    Oct 8 '15 at 4:16

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