We are on a quest to display the Buddha’s teachings on anger. Many people today take many positions on what we are to do– ranging from complete embrace and acceptance of all the range of human emotion, to an ascetic rejection of all things that might rustle up any emotion– but the Buddha gave a clear teaching that Buddhist people follow. In this installment, we’ll address some misconceptions, look at what the Buddha advises in the Brahmajala Sutta and then we’ll briefly point to what happens to the brain on anger.
We hear a lot about what people call ‘righteous anger’. It might sound good, but is giving into anger really a good idea? The Buddha said, “no”. Let’s talk about it.
I found this wonderful discourse in the Daily Chanting and Recitation Book from the Deer Park Monastery! The teachings are so wonderful– I had to read them aloud!
A Vietnamese Zen Master speaks about the Diamond Sutra.