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Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective

by Dalai Lama Geshe Thupten Jinpa

The Dalai Lama teaches with clear and forceful language. These teachings form an essential spiritual discourse. When we get angry with someone we are often unaware of the effect it has on that person, let alone the ripple effect it causes. Nonetheless, it does indeed have a ripple effect: that person does not hang on to the anger but passes it on, perhaps repeatedly. The antidote to anger is patience, and so the dissemination of Shantideva's wisdom regarding patience becomes a critical need in these times.

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