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What Is Making You Angry???

posted 2/4/2008 6:23:33 PM |
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  Zaftik

The next time you feel so angry you could scream, ask yourself:


Who is making me angry?


Perhaps the anger is subtly directed at yourself.
When our expectations are not met, we tend to blame others and get angry.
But is our discontent really their fault?

Shantideva said that anger is the greatest evil because it is so destructive and can cause so much harm.

The trained mind of the Bohdisattva, like a peaceful lake, is able to transcend anger.
Even if people throw sparks into it, it doesn't explode because it's like water and not volatile.

The untrained mind, on the other hand, can be likened to a big pool of gasoline.

Every spark makes it explode. In life, there will always be sparks.

But does there have to be an explosion? That's your responsibility.
Nobody can make us angry if we have no seeds of anger left inside
.
An excerpt from Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das


Now I am not saying that we will never get angry.
I just thought this was something to think about.

I have noticed that sometimes I will hear or read something and will become angry or upset,
sometimes totally out of proportion to the so-called offense.
And I somtimes think about it as much as a day later (I'm sure none of you do that )

I decided to share these thoughts with all of you, my friends,
cause I love you like that (in a strictly platonic way, of course )

http://videos.adultmatchdoctor.com/2887/Seasons_of_love_from_RENT_the_movie.html

Love, Laughter, Peace and Blessings!
Z

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gwenafar

Feb 4 @ 6:28PM  
I know alot of people who fly off the handle before they think.....good advice.
NachoBaby

Feb 4 @ 6:28PM  
I guess I'm still a big pool of gasoline.. and it's not even when people do or say things about me that sets me off.. I can take it.. it's when they start in on people I care about. I won't tell you that I will never go boom again.. why waste my words? I know that I may indeed lose my cool at any given time... but I'm gonna try and that's the best I can offer.

*counting to 100 backwards from 999,999*

I hate math!
Ewe_Wish

Feb 4 @ 6:32PM  
I agree with everything you said.........its like hurt........you only can get hurt if you allow it to happen...............and on good days for me..........i dont allow it to happen.........and if something is focused at me.......i usually can ignore it.....but when its directed at someone I care about...........i do indeed get hurt and angry.....and i am not sure that is a bad thing or place to be sometimes.

When you spend most of your life with your emotions shut off so that nothing can touch you..............all emotions no matter what they are........have a benefit to you......because you have learned to care.

Great Blog........Kudos.
ynot7769

Feb 4 @ 8:40PM  
Anger

ain't that a persons frustration at the inability to control something or someone?
Zaftik

Feb 4 @ 8:53PM  
ANGER.....
a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire. ;

a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

Anger is the general term for a sudden violent displeasure
Indignation implies deep and justified anger
Rage is vehement anger:
Fury is rage so great that it resembles insanity:
ladybootscooter

Feb 5 @ 9:43AM  
personally my anger management classes really piss me off!!!

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What Is Making You Angry???