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Wrath, vengeance, spite, jealousy

Afflictions derived from anger

Part of a series of teachings given through the Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.

  • 20 secondary or proximate disturbing attitudes
  • Extensions or aspects of the root disturbing attitudes and occur in dependence on them
  • Categorized as those derived from 1) anger, 2) attachment, 3) ignorance, 4) attachment and ignorance, and 5) all three
  • Anger: wrath or rage, vengeance (includes grudge-holding, possibly resentment), spite, jealousy

Mind and mental factors 21: Afflictions related to anger (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.