Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Self-Destructiveness of Anger

When you give in to aversion and anger, it’s as though, having decided to kill someone by throwing him into a river, you wrap your arms around his neck, jump into the water with him, and you both drown. In destroying your enemy, you destroy yourself as well.

- Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, "Putting Down the Arrow"

Received as Daily Dharma from on the 19th of May 2013


I always love these kind of reminders from Buddhist teachers when it comes to anger. It is perhaps most apparent to me personally when I get angry with my immediate family. Being angry and feeding the anger immediately causes hurt and pain for the whole family, myself included!

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