[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Jagadguru Speaks: Never Give Room for Anger

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 5 14:05:39 EST 2024

(Around the beginning of the month, a nugget of Wisdom from the Jagadguru may be posted
on the Chaturamnaya list : http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/cgi-bin/listinfo/chaturamnaya )
Man has an inherent desire to be happy, and justifiably so. 
However, circumstances may change and events may not always 
pan out as he wishes. Someone or the other will keep troubling 
him, and that would make him furious too. He feels his efforts are 
nullified because of the trouble. As he thinks more on these lines, 
he gets even more infuriated. 
In such a situation, he should remain with extreme caution, forget 
briefly the person causing trouble and reflect instead on his own 
He should realise that his anger will not only destroy his peace of 
mind but, if allowed to aggravate, will also hinder any 
achievement. Further, it is detrimental to Dharma, Artha, Kama and 
Moksha and, does no good to anyone. Even grievous misdeeds 
could be averted if he were to control wrath. 
If one were to reflect so, he would turn calm and quiet. If he then 
prays to the Lord with faith and calmness, the situation would 
become favourable. The person bothering him will also change for 
the better. Even if the other person were to trouble him again, he 
will understand that it was only due to his papa karma (sins) and 
that they are not binding on him in anyway. 
No one has the power to avert what one rightfully deserves. 
A person who troubles others will perish by his own actions. His fall 
is as certain as a tree on the banks ofa river slowly sliding and 
falling by itself on its side, thus averting the need to chop it. 
अपकारिषु मा पापं चिन्तय त्वं कदाचन ।
स्वयमेव पतिष्यन्ति कूलजाता इव द्रुमाः ॥
Our blessings for everyone to understand this well, not giving room 
to any indignation under any circumstance, and stay calm with firm 
faith in the Lord.

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