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Biting the hook of anger

Biting the hook of anger

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Being aware of our speech and mind and applying antidotes to anger
  • Labelling situations as ‘puzzles’ instead of ‘problems’ to counter anger
  • Jealousy and arrogance as outcomes of a competition
  • Why do we throw away our merit by getting angry and harm people who have faith in us ?
  • Do we notice when we are biting the hook of anger out of habit?
  • Are there any benefits in praise, fame, and reputation?
  • What do we really need when we are angry or anxious?

71 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Biting the Hook of 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.