What Bhagvad Gita Says About Anger and How to Control it | Quotes On Anger

Anger analysis through Bhagavad Gita

It is said that we shouldn't express our anger,we should explain our anger.Expression of love is the most pleasurable feeling.Meanwhile anger is something that people are afraid of and trying to avoids such situations. Every day we face tough situations that can make us react differently. Some people might be sad, others might be upset, and then there are others who can grow angry and violent in different circumstances.

And even though feeling these intense emotions is perfectly normal every human being who are not so spiritually strong, you shouldn’t express your anger to them for a long time and do not hold grudges because it goes against God’s wishes.

In the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna advises us to stop our anger as soon as possible because it’s this intense anger that can lead us to sin. If you’re someone who is prone to reacting angrily, read these verses about anger to remind you that this anger can only lead to trouble and cause issues.

Every other religious scriptures says something about Anger.
But what does Bhagavad Gita says about it is really praiseworthy because it tells us about root cause along with the method to control it.

So let's look at the root cause of Anger in Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 2 Verse 60 The senses are so strong and turbulent, O son of Kunti, that they can forcibly carry away the mind even of a person endowed with discrimination and practicing self-control.

Chapter 2 Verse 61  

One who control his senses, keeping them under self control, and fixes his focus upon Me, is known as a man of steady intelligence.

Chapter 2 Verse 62 While contemplating on the objects of the senses, one develops attachment to them. Attachment leads to desire, and from desire arises anger.
A person who thinks of the sense objects develops attachment to them. And by that attachment, he develops strong desire for those objects. From desire, anger develops due to obstruction to fulfilling the desire from someone or something.

These were the few root cause I am mentioning here.I will discuss about root cause in other posts as well.

Now Lets see what are consequences of Anger through Verses.
Anger leads to clouding of judgment, which results in bewilderment of the memory. When the memory is bewildered, the intellect gets destroyed; and when the intellect is destroyed, one is destroyed.

Chapter 3 Verse 37

Sri Bhagavan said It is desire, it is anger born out of the quality of Rajas, all sinful and all devouring ; know this as the foe here (in this world).

Chapter 4 Verse 10
Being freed from attachment, fear, and anger, becoming fully absorbed in me, and taking refuge in me, many persons in the past became purified by knowledge of me, and thus they attained my divine love.

Chapter 5 Verse 26

Those sannyasis who constantly practicing for perfection, who have controlled over their minds, who are self-realized and who are free from lust and anger, soon achieve liberation in the Supreme.

Chapter 5 Verse 27-28

The yogi who shuts out the external sense-objects and fixes his concentration between the eyebrows, stabilizing the inward and outward breaths that flow through the nostrils and thus controls the senses, the mind and intelligence, is dedicated to the attainment of liberation. He is never bound by desires stemming from lust, fear and anger and is certainly always liberated.

Chapter 16 Verse 18 Surrendering to egotism, power, pride, lust and anger, such people hate Me, who is situated in their own bodies and the bodies of others.

Anger Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 16 Verse 21

There are three paths leading to the lower planets and self-destruction – lust, anger and greed. Thus, these three must be abandoned because they are the great destroyers of self-realization.

Chapter 16 Verse 22

O Kaunteya, one who is free from these three paths of darkness acts in his best interest. He gradually reaches the Supreme Abode.

Chapter 18 Verse 51-53
With pure intelligence, controlling the mind with determination, abandoning attachment to sense-objects, being devoid of both attachment and hatred, residing in a secluded place, eating little, controlling speech, body and mind, being constantly engaged in meditating on the Supreme Person, being renounced, free from egotism, the misuse of power, conceit, lust, anger, covetousness and being unselfish and peaceful – such a person is qualified for realization of the absolute Truth.

These were the root causes and consequences in context of anger.
So please be in the mode of Goodness in order to feel oneness with supreme being.

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