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Re: Anger blinded our vision...
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2012, 09:55:37 AM »
Some people feel that although it may be right to curb feelings of intense hatred which can cause us to be violent and even to kill, we are in danger of losing our independence when we restrain our emotions and discipline the mind. Actually, the opposite is true. Like their counterparts of love and compassion, anger and the afflictive emotions can never be used up. They have, rather, a propensity to increase, like a river flooding in summer when the snow melts, so that far from being free, our minds are enslaved and rendered helpless by them. When we indulge our negative thoughts and feelings, inevitably we become accustomed to them. As a result, gradually we become more prone to them and more controlled by them. And we become habituated to exploding in the face of displeasing circumstances.

Inner peace, which is the principal characteristic of happiness, and anger cannot coexist without undermining one another. Indeed, negative thoughts and emotions undermine the very causes of peace and happiness. In fact, when we think properly, it is totally illogical to seek happiness if we do nothing to restrain angry, spiteful, and malicious thoughts and emotions. Consider that when we become angry, we often use harsh words. Harsh words can destroy friendship. Since happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others, if we destroy friendships, we undermine one of the very conditions of happiness itself.

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Re: Anger blinded our vision...
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2012, 03:29:09 PM »

Beware of the anger of the body.
Master the body.
Let it serve truth.

Beware of the anger of the mouth.
Master your words.
Let them serve truth.

Beware of the anger of the mind.
Master your thoughts.
Let them serve truth.

The wise have mastered
Body, word and mind.
They are the true masters.


-Buddha

icy

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Re: Anger blinded our vision...
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2012, 09:02:55 AM »
Everybody loves to talk about calm and peace, whether in a family, national, or international context. But without inner peace how can we make real peace? World peace through hatred and force is impossible. Even in the case of individuals, there is no possibility to feel happiness through anger. If in a difficult situation one becomes disturbed internally, overwhelmed by mental discomfort, then external things will not help at all. However, if despite external difficulties or problems, internally one's attitude is of love, warmth, and kind-heartedness, then problems can be faced and accepted.

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Re: Anger blinded our vision...
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2015, 01:13:27 PM »
Anger is one of the 3 poisons that we possess and keep us in Samsara.  The reason is quite simple as anger blind our vision and logical thinking and we become irrational and very capable of taking actions that harm others.

One of the good way to contain anger is to always think what the other side is all about and instead of letting your ego take charge, let your compassion do so. Not easy to do but worth the try to have a calm and peaceful state of mind.

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Re: Anger blinded our vision...
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2015, 03:34:22 PM »
We get angry when our expectations are not met. We have to be very careful with our emotions, especially anger. Anger is a very powerful negative energy. When we are angry, we tend to do things or say something that can hurt other beings. When we are angry, our body will release toxic that can harm our our internal organ such as heart, kidneys and liver. Anger also destroy our inner peace. When we are angry, we can't think properly, logically and rationally. We only see what we want to see and not the truth.

When our expectations are not met, anger is not the solutions to the unexpected result. We either lower our expectation, or find a way to make it up to our expectations.

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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2015, 05:46:52 AM »
I agree that anger will somehow blinds our vision. The mind is of control be it out of jealousy, ego, hatred or anything.
How to control our anger? It will be great if everyone has dharma in them. It will lead them to think before acting on it. At least it can help to control our anger.

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Re: Anger blinded our vision...
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2015, 07:43:12 AM »
I fully agree in order to analysts the reality we need to stay calm if our mind are cover with angry energy how to we think we only will react negatively, thus anger us our enemy when anger arise do let it come but let it pass do not react to it be calm like what Dalailama said .

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Re: Anger blinded our vision...
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2015, 08:17:10 AM »
Getting angry towards another person, car, situation or condition means we want what was not to be, to our expectation. We had expectations and when the expectations did not turn out to what we Want, then we get angry. That leads towards the "want" and the "I" for we truly think that "I want" will bring us happiness, which is temporary for now. After that moment of "anger" or "happiness" floats away, we are left with "nothing" or even forgotten how that situation happened.

So Anger does "blind" us to think and action irrationally towards another, and further add in "more negative" new karma to be "created" if we respond in a "negative" way, and the wheel of samsara continues to turn and turn.