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What Is Making You Angry???

posted 2/4/2008 6:23:33 PM |
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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 )

Love, Laughter, Peace and Blessings!

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

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!

Feb 4 @ 6:32PM  
I agree with everything you said.........its like 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.

Feb 4 @ 8:40PM  

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

Feb 4 @ 8:53PM  
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:

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

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