Overcoming Anger

Overcoming Anger

By Swami Budhananda, 130 Pages, Paperback.

Anger, though unwelcome, is present in every household. All encounter it, but not everyone knows how to overcome it. The author handles the subject from the perspective of different religious traditions and provides a comprehensive scheme to understand and overcome anger.

In Sri Krishna's Teachings we have a complete system for overcoming anger, as it is based on a sound psychology and includes disciplines which all can practice whatever be one's religious denomination. He says: Know that this is our enemy here, all-devouring and cause of all sin. (The Gita, 3.37)

Sri Krishna says "In one who dwells longingly on sense objects, an inclination towards them is generated. This inclination develops into desire, and desire begets anger. Anger generates delusion, and delusion results in loss of memory. Loss of memory brings about the destruction of discriminative intelligence, and loss of discriminative intelligence spells ruin to man" (Gita, ii.62-63)