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Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox

Jun 28, 2020

The faults of anger:

  1. We become unhappy and uncomfortable 
  2. Makes us lose our reason and good sense
  3. Destroys relationships
  4. Karmic cause of future ugliness and makes us appear unattractive in the moment 
  5. Destroys good karma 


The section on the divisions of patience has three parts:

  1. Developing the patience of disregarding harm done to you
  2. Developing the patience of accepting suffering 
  3. Developing the patience of certitude about the teachings


Two ways to give up anger and disregard harm done to you


  1. See that that anger is unjustified
  2. Feel that compassion is appropriate

The one who keeps anger in check as it arises

As one would a careening chariot,

I call a charioteer.

Others are merely rein-holders. (Verse 222)

—Buddha, The Dhammapada