Losing Your Anger, Not Your Temper

These are the internal problems we have. Although I am talking about motivation, I am truly talking about how our mind is working, how our thoughts are working and what we can do about it. What can Tibetan Buddhism contribute to improve my mind? These are very important points to me.

For me, personally, these things help me tremendously. There will be a time when you don’t want to entertain your anger any more. There will be a time when even if you look for your anger you can’t find it. Sometimes you even have to pretend to get angry and start yelling and screaming, otherwise you look different. I am talking about my own, personal experience. Sometimes people get so angry that they literally shake physically and can’t even breathe. So you have to look for it in your mind and the time will come that it won’t be there automatically anymore and not only that, even if you search for it you can’t find it. So this will be the beginning of receiving peace in your mind. The disturbance in your peace comes from obsession and hatred.

~ Gelek Rimpoche, Jewel Heart New York, April 7, 2013




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