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Bhagavad Gita Quotes And Teachings On Anger And Solution To Uncontrollable Anger

Teaching on anger from the Bhagavad Gita. Quotes on anger with chapter and verse. There is also a short note on the solution to uncontrollable anger. 

Triple are the gates that lead to hell, destructive of the Self. They are lust, anger and greed. Knowing these three as such, one should therefore reject them.

The man who is liberated from these three gates to damnation, O Kaunteya, practices what is good for him and thus achieves the Supreme Good.

To those who are ever devout and worship Me with love, I give them the Yoga of Discrimination by which they come to Me.

Out of pure compassion for them, dwelling in their hearts, I destroy the ignorance-born darkness by the luminous Lamp of Wisdom.

When he realizes that the whole variety of beings exists in the One, and is an evolution from that One alone, then he becomes Brahman.

Of a person meditating on sense objects,
Attachment in them arises; from attachment,
Desire is born; from desire,
It is turned into anger.
From anger arises bewilderment;
from bewilderment,
the memory wanders;
from the memory wandering,
destruction of the intellect;
from destruction of the intellect,
one’s intense destruction.
This door of hell, which is the destroyer of the
Soul, is of three kinds—
passion, anger, and also greed.
Therefore one should forsake these three (Bhagavad Gita 16.21)

O son of Kunti,
a person who is free from these three doors
to darkness strives for the good of the soul
Thereby he attains the highest Goal (Bhagavad Gita 16.22)

It is desire and anger, the ravenous and the deadly,
Which are born out of Rajas Guna.
Recognize these for they are your foe in this world.
Just as smoke envelopes the fire,
Just as dust hides the mirror,
And the embryo is hidden in the womb,
Similarly knowledge or Atman is covered by desire and lust.
The insatiable fire of desire covers true knowledge or the Atman,
Therefore, it is the constant enemy of the wise man. Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 3, Verses 36 to 42)

Thinking about sense objects will attach you to sense objects. Grow attached, and you become addicted; Thwart your addiction, it turns to anger. Be angry, and you confuse your mind; confuse your mind, you forget the lesson of experience; forget experience, you lose discrimination; lose discrimination, and you miss life’s only purpose – Bliss.

Hypocrisy, arrogance, pride, anger, harshness and ignorance, these are the marks of those who are born with demonic qualities.

Solution To Uncontrollable Anger

When an object has charmed one to a point of deep attachment, and when fear of its loss has started coming up in waves to disturb the individual, then, such an individual’s attitude towards those that come between him and the object of his attachment is called ‘anger.’

Anger is thus nothing but a feeling that rises in us towards an obstacle between ourselves and the object of our attachment; the anger thus arising within is directly proportional to the amount of fear one entertains on the score of the obstacle holding one back from winning one’s object of love.

Anger, therefore, is only our attachment for an object, expressed at an obstacle that has come between us and the object of our desire.

(Source: Holy Gita – Ready reference – Published by Chinmaya International Foundation)

Freed from attachment, fear and anger, absorbed in the Divine, taking refuge in him and purified by the fire of knowledge, many have attained the all pervading Being.