Finishing the discussion on modern non-virtues by exploring destructive mental actions and starting on the perfection of fortitude
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Teaching on the auxiliary bodhisattva precepts related to the perfections of ethical conduct and fortitude.
When we’re angry our view of the situation is an exaggeration. Looking at the situation more realistically helps to subvert anger.
Recognizing there are no benefits to anger. Counteracting angry states of mind by viewing others with compassion.
Real freedom is an inner-state—freedom from afflicted mental states. When we are free from anger we have the freedom of choice in how we respond.
Using thought transformation practices to see others and difficult situations more realistically decreases anger because there’s no reason for it any more.
The more we can develop compassion and fortitude, the more resistant we are to anger.
How letting go of our attachment to our endeavors makes engaging in them more joyful.
How anger and arrogance are related and why humility is a helpful antidote.
A student talks about the dangers of becoming complacent in his practice of the Dharma.