The Buddha taught that anger is an unskillful klesha, or affliction. The experience of Anger is hot, reactive, and potentially decimating. So much so that the 8th-century Buddhist Master Shantideva wrote that “thousands of eons of skillful deeds are destroyed in a single moment of anger.” As much as it is possible then, the skillful thing for us to do with anger, then, is to abandon, avoid, or extinguish it, preferably before it has a chance to do its harm.
In this session we’ll look and listen to selected teachings on Anger, and optionally, in accordance to comfort level, share our own experiences, relationship and mechanisms for managing meeting, and responding to Anger.
An optional pre-reading from the suttas can be found Here. https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN1_71.html