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“Samsara, Nirvana and Buddha Nature”: Anger and its antidotes

“Samsara, Nirvana and Buddha Nature”: Anger and its antidotes

A talk given at the Central Kedah Buddhist Association in Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia.

  • Anger is not the behavior, it’s the mental emotion
  • Anger has no good qualities
  • Subduing anger with antidotes
  • Questions and answers
    • How is anger completely eliminated?
    • If there is no real I, who takes rebirth?
    • Can you explain nirvana?
    • Why are we mean to those who we are closest to?

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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.