Intense Anger 3 Letters
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Intense Anger 3 Letters
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Anger At Social Injustice: Aren’t We Right To Be Angry?
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In May 2011, at the Newark Peace Education Summit in New Jersey, the Dalai Lama and Jody Williams—both Nobel Peace Prize winners—discussed the role of anger in social work. The Dalai Lama stated that people must have inner peace to promote peace in the world. “Overwhelming emotions, attachment, anger or fear, these kinds of mental states, you can’t objectively examine,” he said. Williams respectfully disagreed. “It is anger at injustice that fuels many of us,” he said.
As Buddhists, we can agree with the Dalai Lama. But after listening to Williams, a powerful activist for social change, an interesting question arose: Is anger always a good thing?
The Case Of The Angry Daughter
Decided to ask John Makransky (“Lama John” to his friends and students; he was actually ordained as a lama in the lineage of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche), a professor of Buddhism at Boston College who regularly leads social justice retreats that often time to deal with them. anger Dr. Makransky says that before we can talk about anger about injustice, we need to understand what anger we usually know. Only when we realize that the source of ordinary anger is delusion and selfishness can we harness the powerful energy and wisdom of anger for the benefit of all beings.
What is anger As Tulku Urgyen taught, a deluded emotion like anger is a movement of the mind that does not know its own nature. Anger is an intense hatred in the mind that reacts to a negative image that the mind has created about someone or something, without realizing that it is reacting to the image itself. We can be more or less angry at many small moments every day.
What are the roots of anger? Anger, as we usually feel, occurs when one’s sense of self and one’s world are threatened. Someone does something that is difficult for his mind to maintain his concept of himself and his world and creates a painful psychological feeling. Thus, the image of the other person is created as repulsive and not fully human. Then the mind blames the other person for the painful feeling.
It should be noted that anger is a form of fear. Someone does something, and suddenly the mind feels ungrounded and reacts with anger, trying to reestablish a stable footing by confirming its own narrow sense. The purpose of anger is to be safe in this deceptive way.
Charles Duhigg: Why Is America So Angry?
The problem is that real security is not found within such self-centered fear and anger. True security is found only in the depths of our being, our true nature. Love and compassion, among others, are the main characteristics of the deepest nature of the mind. In that immutable quality is the real source of safety for oneself and others. To realize this is to recognize our own deep capacity and potential for inner freedom and goodness, and to recognize it in all other people.
Is there anger that is not self-centered that comes from this deeper nature? I guess I’m asking: Is there something like what we call anger that isn’t an expression of self-defense? I said yes, absolutely. True empathy can have forms of resistance that look like anger, but aren’t.
What about the emotions we feel when we experience or witness injustice in the world? Do you call it anger or compassion? It can be simple anger, or it can be angry sympathy. But let me say a little more, which comes back to this question.
Although the purpose of anger is to establish a safety zone, because anger confuses people with its own distorted projections of themselves, it is far from everyone’s full reality, making it unstable and dangerous. Buddhist traditions provide antidote to overcome this danger. These include ways to cultivate love and ways to hold onto the anger-producing self in order to discover the depths of our being beyond the projections of anger. Such techniques help the mind find its way to the true ground of safety, which is the unconditioned nature of our mind, our buddhanature.
How To Stop Being Angry
In many Buddhist traditions, practitioners learn to experience themselves as objects of the Buddha’s unrequited love and compassion. For example, Tibetan traditions include the practices of refuge, sacrifice, and guru yoga. In Japanese Buddhism, people surrender themselves to the unconditional compassion of Amida Buddha. In such experiences, the practitioner becomes completely imbued with the unchanging love, compassion, and wisdom that previously awakened the nature of his mind. This helps the practicing mind feel safe enough to relax its concept of anger clinging to fear. Then the mind will not feel the need to get so angry.
Love and compassion make us feel safe because they represent the safety of our source—the Buddhanature deep within us, the immutable inner space of primal awareness that cannot be harmed. By receiving unconditional love and compassion from those who have awakened before us, we feel that we too can rest in the very source of such love in the unconditional nature of our mind, our Buddhahood.
How do you tell the difference between anger and angry empathy? Wise compassion for others and the courage to confront them in their harmful thoughts and actions may look like anger on the outside, but it is completely different. If one accepts the deep nature of one’s own mind with latent capacities for goodness, one will likewise perceive others as worthy and good in themselves. Then his vision of others cannot be reduced to caricatures of self-protective rage. His vision of people becomes more like how a loving mother sees her child, even when he misbehaves, a person who is inherently worthy, never abandons him. Forcefully resisting someone for their own sake requires a stronger, truer love than joining with others regardless of what they are doing.
Bringing this back to Buddhist practice: opening up to our deepest nature, our Buddhistness, is accessing the power of loving compassion to call forth our courage to ourselves and others in whatever ways we are hiding from our full potential.
It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart
My Mahakala; Tibet, 18th century; Pigments in fabric; Rubin Museum of Art, Gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin, C2010.28 (HAR 369)
Does it have something to do with anger at injustice and unjust systems? That’s how it is. When people experience immense suffering in oppressive social systems, we can feel deeply connected to those who suffer the most, such as those who rely on resources in countries where only a small percentage of people actually live. they control everything, they have no access. For most people, it seems normal to hate the people responsible for such a system. But as we have said, we must recognize that those who maintain such systems do so out of their own inner fear, out of their own attempt to establish a secure base for themselves.
Unconditional compassion in the nature of our minds can recognize that every person in such oppressive systems—those who are most oppressed and those who defend them most ruthlessly—has a great capacity for good, which by their self-preservation efforts to finding them is distorted. safety. True empathy can do violence to the system. Sometimes such compassion can take the form of strong contradictions, as happened with Gandhi, Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi. But it differs from anger because instead of aiming to protect oneself or one’s position vis-à-vis others, it aims to protect everyone else, challenging everyone in different ways. It