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  •  A Buddhist perspective (1+ / 0-)
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    Timaeus

    I am now reading "Taming the tiger within : meditations on transforming difficult emotions" by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen teacher.

    he suggests embracing your anger as a parent embraces their suffering, screaming baby. "Breathe in and breathe out, that is all you need to do."

    I am reading the words of a lot of angry people here. I question whether directing anger at a nice person who did nothing to cause you to suffer will calm your anger, avoid others suffering as you did, or harm the focus of your anger, which is not the nice person posting here.

    The Buddha said that holding on to anger is like seizing a hot coal to throw at another: you are the one who is being burned.

    •  Blessed be. (0+ / 0-)

      For what it's worth, the most sacred space I have ever entered into is in a museum of Eastern Art in Washington, D.C., the Freer Gallery, where the last big room just booms with the loud silence of divinity.

      Almost knock you down kind of feeling, from ancient Buddhist statues and artifacts.

      I've experienced it myself.  Not just words.

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