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Re: Anger and 3 types of people
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2013, 09:36:52 AM »
Anger can harm others and causes us to be harmed in turn. Some of the future harms we may suffer are the result of causal processes that seem obvious to us. For example, we understand how vengeance works, because most of us have experienced the desire to retaliate and have observed others retaliating. We also are aware of how the legal system punishes those who have injured others in anger. In addition to these obvious causal effects, there are also harms we suffer as a result of acting angrily that are a function of the laws of karma. Most of us do not understand the causal processes that result in specific karmic effects. Buddha taught these karmic consequences, and we can progress on the spiritual path to a stage of development at which we understand the causal processes at work. Anger can cause us to engage in non-virtuous actions, such as lying, killing and stealing. Buddha taught that each of 10 types of non-virtuous actions has specific negative karmic effects. For example, non-virtuous actions can cause us to be reborn in one of the lower realms, or to be reborn as a human but in circumstances that make our lives difficult.

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Re: Anger and 3 types of people
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2013, 11:15:11 AM »
The Buddha commented on anger:

"An angry person is ugly & sleeps poorly. Gaining a profit, he turns it into a loss, having done damage with word & deed. A person overwhelmed with anger destroys his wealth. Maddened with anger, he destroys his status. Relatives, friends, & colleagues avoid him. Anger brings loss. Anger inflames the mind. He doesn't realize that his danger is born from within. An angry person doesn't know his own benefit. An angry person doesn't see the Dharma. A man conquered by anger is in a mass of darkness. He takes pleasure in bad deeds as if they were good, but later, when his anger is gone, he suffers as if burned with fire. He is spoiled, blotted out, like fire enveloped in smoke. When anger spreads, when a man becomes angry, he has no shame, no fear of evil, is not respectful in speech. For a person overcome with anger, nothing gives light "
We must make great efforts to eliminate anger , whichever type, as it will never bring any benefit to ourselves or others.


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Re: Anger and 3 types of people
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2013, 02:35:28 PM »
From the point of view of a being in samsara, who caught in the cycle of existence and influenced by afflictions and karma, anger is natural. But the real question should be whether anger is beneficial. Just because it is natural, does not mean it is beneficial. When we examine anger more closely, we see firstly that anger is based on exaggerating the negative quality of someone or projecting negative qualities that are not there on a person or object.

Secondly, anger is not beneficial because it creates many problems for us in this life and creates negative karma which will bring about suffering for us in our future lives. Anger also obscures the mind and prevents us from generating Dharma realizations and thus from attaining liberation and enlightenment.

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Re: Anger and 3 types of people
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 02:50:12 AM »
Anger is by nature a painful state of mind. Whenever we develop anger, our inner peace immediately disappears and even our body becomes tense and uncomfortable. We are so restless we find it nearly impossible to fall asleep, and whatever sleep we do manage to get is fitful and unrefreshing. It is impossible to enjoy ourself when we are angry, and even the food we eat seems unpalatable.

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Re: Anger and 3 types of people
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2013, 04:58:28 PM »
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else,you are the one who get burned."- Buddha
Never act on an impulse.We should not take action through anger without allowing time for letting the anger fade.......or else we will regret later and the bad feeling will always cling to us for life .Anger is always hurtful.