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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Thoughts on Anger

Anger is a distortion of our true nature and it doesn’t allow the Self to shine forth fully. Showing anger itself is not wrong, but being unaware of your anger only hurts you. Sometimes you can show anger purposefully. For example, a mother gets angry at her children. She can act tough or shout at them if they put themselves in danger.There is a place for showing anger, but when you become angry yourself, what happens to you? You are shaken completely. Look at the consequences of getting angry.Are you ever happy with the decisions you have made or the words you have spoken when you are angry? No, because you lose your total awareness. If you are completely aware and you are acting angry, that is fine.All anger is about something which has already happened. Is it of any use getting angry about something which you cannot alter?The mind always vacillates between the past and the future. When the mind is in the past, it’s angry about something that has already happened; but anger is meani…