“A woman wanted to know how to deal with anger. I asked when anger arose whose anger it was. She said it was hers. Well, if it really was her anger, then she should be able to tell it to go away, shouldn’t she? But it really isn’t hers to command. Holding on to anger as a personal possession will cause suffering. If anger really belonged to us, it would have to obey us. If it doesn’t obey us, that means it’s only a deception. Don’t fall for it.”
“Whenever the mind is happy or sad, don’t fall for it. It’s all a deception.”~ Ajahn Chah
Source: Anger | Great Middle Way
Jan 10, 2019
What is anger? It is a vindictive attitude towards sentient beings, towards frustration, and towards that which gives rise to frustration.
Its function is to serve as a basis for faultfinding and for never attaining even a moment of happiness.
Oct 4, 2018
When angry, we do not know what is good for us;
when angry, we do not see the Dharma.
When anger overcomes us,
we dwell in blind darkness.
—Buddha Shakyamuni, Gandhari Dharmapada