Posts Tagged ‘ANGER’

Overcoming the Double-edged Sword

3.36 Arjuna inquired, “Blessed One, what is the power that binds us to selfishness? Yes, what is behind that self-destructive force to commit actions that are contrary to our will?” 3.37 It is desire and anger, born from passion that consumes and corrupts everything in its path. As stated in an earlier verse, anger, and now including its mischievous twin, desire, is that destructive force that wrecks havoc in the undisciplined mind; so saith the Dhammapada, or the Way of the Self-Disciplined Read more [...]

Anger Not

(Waddell) A monk said to Bankei: I was born with a short temper. It's always flaring up. My master has remonstrated with me time and again, but that hasn't done any good. I know I should do something about it, but as I was born with a bad temper, I'm unable to rid myself of it no matter how hard I try. Is there anything I can do to correct it? This time, I'm hoping that with your teaching, I'll be able to cure myself. Then, when I go back home, I'll be able to face my master again, and of Read more [...]