One of the smartest ways to control anger and hatred is to cut its fuel. It is called daurmanasya. It is like a reservoir of highly inflammatory fuel, that only needs a spark to burst into an explosion of anger and hatred. Depleting that fuel also leads to a positive outlook to life.
Prayers in Buddhism are used as skilful means to attune the mind to the noble way and to soak oneself with the habits of noblest qualities such as discipline, altruism and equanimity. In Mahayana, prayers take a grand dimension of raising one’s aspirations to that of a Bodhisattva.
A teaching on anger management based on Glayse Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo’s lines from the thirty-seven verses on the practice of a bodhisattva.
A teaching based on Shantideva’s verse on the faults of anger and the austerity of patience – the first step towards cultivating patience and controlling anger
The sacred objects of Buddhism such as statues and scriptures are aids for working with one’s own mind. Masters cautioned not to turn them into objects of conflicts and not to be upset by their destruction. The way to protect Dharma is by being a living lamp of peace, wisdom and compassion …