Lord Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace
Anger in general is a sudden violent displeasure. It is basically an emotion aroused by injury, injustice, etc by someone or a situation; and in fact is an effect. Some of the regular causes of anger can be categorized as:
- Not getting your way – frustration
- Lack of confidence or frustration with the self
- Lack of understanding
- Fear leading to aggressiveness
- Righteous indignation
- Unfulfilled expectation
- Unexpected loss
- Repressed emotion
- Infringement of territory”
Master Choa Kok Sui
Sometimes it can also occur based on the wrong perception that nothing will change!
Whatever its cause might be, justified or unjustified, according to Lord Buddha holding on to it is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else; we are the one who gets burnt at the first place. Therefore for the sake of our health, anger should be minimized. The purpose is not to suppress it but to regulate our emotions. It is believed that a person under the control of his lower emotions is basically a slave to them.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned” Lord Buddha
Another result of frequent anger, based on the “Law of Cause and Effect” is bad luck. When a person gets angry with a person or situation, no matter how the other person feels or thinks, he has created the Seed or the Cause; therefore in return the outcome will be more anger or in other words more situations which bring anger. This often is called the “Boomerang Effect.” The problem here is that based on the “Law of Attraction,” similar energies attract! Thus when the thrown out anger gets back to the sender, it is magnified.
Master Choa Kok Sui describes life, like an echo; what is sent out, comes back to us many, many times! “Use your head. Minimize anger!” (Master Choa Kok Sui, 2004, p. 9)