“All beings” includes the guy who just cut you off at the exit ramp, the co-worker who takes credit for your ideas, and even someone close and trusted who betrays you.For this reason, when we become angry we must take great care not to act on our anger to hurt others.
“Patience has a quality of enormous honesty in it,” she said.
“It also has a quality of not escalating things, allowing a lot of space for the other person to speak, for the other person to express themselves, while you don’t react, even though inside you are reacting.” If you have a meditation practice, this is the time to put it to work. Quiet the internal chatter of other-blame and self-blame. Embrace your anger with patience and compassion for all beings, including yourself.
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“There's something delicious about finding fault with something,” she said.
Especially when our egos are involved (which is nearly always the case), we may protect our anger. However much we value loving kindness, we Buddhists are still human beings, and sometimes we get angry. Anger (including all forms of aversion) is one of the three poisons—the other two are greed (including clinging and attachment) and ignorance—that are the primary causes of the cycle of samsara and rebirth. Whatever you call it, it happens to all of us, including Buddhists.As Buddhists, we recognize that ego, fear, and anger are insubstantial and ephemeral, not “real.” They are merely mental states, as such they’re ghosts, in a sense.Allowing anger to control our actions amounts to being bossed around by ghosts. In this interview with Bill Moyer, Pema Chodron says that anger has a hook.It was around 10 years ago when, overwhelmed by a love lost and found, I sought guidance from a senior Buddhist leader.