Control anger

Control your anger.


11. Control your anger: The management of anger is a topic mentioned throughout the religions of God. We need to control our temper with regards to one another, for the improvement of what is acceptable interaction between one human and another; for the sake of humanity as a whole. How many wars could be prevented if men would just sit down and talk to one another calmly, controlling their tempers. How many heart aches, in this life, could be prevented if we would just control ourselves and treat each other decently and with dignity. The management of anger is a topic of most supreme importance in the world of today, and is not something God would just leave to our own devices. Anger is addressed for the benefit of all mankind in all the religions of Godthe cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Colossians: 3:8 “But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.” Colossians: 3:21 “Fathers, provoke not your children to anger,” Ephesians: 4:31 “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:” Ephesians: 4:32 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Ecclesiastes: 7:9 “Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.” Psalms: 37:8 “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.” Proverbs: 16:32 “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: Letter 53. “Take care and keep control over your temper, your anger and your desire to be arrogant and vain.”

(Islam, Ali b. Abi Taalib, Letters from Nahjul Balaagh)

Islamic symbol-5pix 134. “Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men; for Allah (God) loves those who do good.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   3)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 18. “I make my claim on thee that I may overwhelm the angry hate of haters.” 28. “Bear off from us the torment and the malice!

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 9)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix “Protect us for the lives; yea, for both, of this world which is corporeal, and for the world of mind, against unhappy death, and the remorseless Wrath.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 57)

 Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “If a man shall learn, Even while he lives and bears his body’s chain, To master lust and anger, he is blest!

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 5)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 92. “Contentment, forgiveness, self-control, abstention from unrighteously appropriating anything, (obedience to the rules of) purification, coercion of the organs, wisdom, knowledge (of the supreme Soul), truthfulness, and abstention from anger, (form) the tenfold law.”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 6)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 15. “There is no fire like desire. There is no weakness like anger. There is no suffering like the khandhas. There is no happiness greater than peace.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix 17. “Abandon anger, give up pride, and overcome all fetters.” 17. “When a man governs his rising anger like a chariot going out of control, that is what I call a charioteer. The rest are just holding the reins.” 17. “Overcome anger with freedom from anger. Overcome evil with good. Overcome meanness with generosity, and overcome a liar with truthfulness.” 17. “Speak the truth, don’t get angry, and always give, even if only a little, when you are asked. By these three principles you can come into the company of the devas.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix “The evil out-flowings that arise from the illusions of the mind and the infatuations of egoism, concern the mental life more directly and are such things as fear, anger, hatred and pride; these are purified by study and meditation and that, too, must be attained gradually and not instantaneously.” (Buddha, Lankavatara Sutra)

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix “He will not be filled with anger or malice, his mind will be pure free of lust, he will have self mastery he will be free from cares, and this one at death at the dissolution of his body will become united with Brahma (God) who is of the same condition. (Buddha, Tevigga Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: Avaunt! flee in fear all (ye) evil, restricting, wrathful spirits! Flee (anger), begone, be vanquished and brought to naught before the glory and light of Manda-d-Hiia! (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 17)

Mandaean symbol1 “Thou a lord who art all mercy. Deliver them, save them and protect them from this world of the wicked and the wrathful. Let Thy mercy, Great First Life, (Haiyi, Qadmaiyi/God) rest upon them.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 58)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Despite the shame and cruelties they were made to suffer, not one of these captives was known either to recant or to utter one angry word against his persecutors.” Their anger was controlled by their love of God.

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 577)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Let nothing grieve thee, and be thou angered at none. It behoveth thee to be content with the Will of God.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 25)

the greatest name 8 pix“Be in perfect unity. Never become angry with one another. Let your eyes be directed toward the kingdom of truth and not toward the world of creation. Love the creatures for the sake of God and not for themselves. You will never become angry or impatient if you love them for the sake of God.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 92)