By Thich Nhat Hanh
The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the world over bestselling writer stocks the instruments and gear for overcoming anger.
"Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy guy, for he's humble and religious. he's a pupil of significant highbrow skill. His principles for peace, if utilized, might construct a monument to ecumenism, to international brotherhood, to humanity."
-Martin Luther King, Jr., in nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize
It was once below the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries in the past that Buddha completed the perception that 3 states of brain have been the resource of all our disappointment: lack of information, obsessive hope, and anger. All are both tough, yet in a single speedy of anger, lives may be ruined, and our non secular improvement may be destroyed. Twenty-five hundred years after the Buddha's enlightenment, scientific technology tells us that the Buddha used to be correct: anger may also break our healthiness. it truly is the most strong feelings and the most tough to change.
Thich Nhat Hanh deals a clean viewpoint on caring for our anger as we might look after a crying baby-picking it up, conversing quietly to it, probing for what's making the infant cry. Laced with tales and methods, Anger deals a smart and loving examine remodeling anger into peace and for bringing concord and therapeutic to the entire parts and relationships in our lives which have been plagued by anger.
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Extra info for Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
The practice is to transform yourself. If you don't have garbage, you have nothing to use in order to make compost. And if you have no compost, you have nothing to nourish the flower in you. You need the suffering, the afflictions in you. Since they are organic, you know that you can transform them and make good use of them. The Insight of Inter-Being Our method of practice should be non-violent. Non-violence can be born only from the insight of non-duality, of interbeing. This is the insight that everything is interconnected and nothing can exist by itself alone.
The box of letters told of the most wonderful time, when she and her husband were young, when they loved each other and believed that without each other they could not survive. But in the past several years, both husband and wife had suffered a lot. They didn't enjoy looking at each other anymore. They didn't enjoy talking to each other anymore. They didn't write letters to each other anymore. The day before she found the box, her husband informed her that he had to go on a business trip. He did not find it pleasant to stay home, and perhaps he was looking for a little bit of happiness or pleasure on his trips.
When you have understanding, you can listen with compassion, you can listen deeply, and the quality of this listening is the fruit of your practice. Nourishing Ourselves Touching suffering can help us nourish our compassion and be able to recognize happiness when it is there. If we are not in contact with pain, we cannot know what real happiness is. So touching suffering is our practice. But each one of us has limits. We cannot do more than we can do. This is why we have to take good care of ourselves.
Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh