Being Free from Anger Continued…

 

 

Horse ride

Malaysia 2017

Just finished two courses in Penang, Malaysia  with over  250 participants in each course. If you want to experience sincerity and innocence at their best, then you must attend  a course with these participants.  Thank you all. I learnt a lot from you. Missing you already.  <3

 

Malaysia 2017 volunteeres

This was the team of volunteers led by Zok and her husband Akanda on the left. They know how to organize a perfect course, with perfection in every thing from A to Z., all done with a smile. Thank you all. You are very special. <3

 

 

Freedom From Anger

Anger can be a useful tool when used with awareness and a purpose. However, most of the anger is useless and harmful. Remembering and practicing the following may be helpful.

Others are not responsible for your anger

When you are angry, mostly it is because of the accumulated anger that is already present in you. The external factors are just being a catalyst for stirring that pre-existing anger in you. By blaming situations and others, you only solidify the anger in you.

Your own desires, ego, greed, attachments, and jealousy are the root-causes of your anger.

Accept the realities of life

Some of which are:

Situations will continue to come in life which you don’t want or don’t like. You have no control over them.

Certain people will behave in a manner or do things which you may not like or agree with, or which may even cause pain to you. This is inevitable. 

You want only to gain and succeed in life, but the reality is that you will experience loss and failure also. 

Everything in life changes. When the change is inevitable, then why should you get angry and upset when it happens?

Similarly, there are many other realities of life which you must realize and accept.

Do whatever you can do to make things better but, in most situations, being angry is not the way.

Be with the anger

When angry, or faced with anger from others, remember that the situation is only a trigger, and take your attention away from the situation to your inner-being.
Observe the feeling and emotions arising within you without any judgements, questions, and blame.
Emotions that arise from anger are like the smoke that arises from the fire. Observing is like opening the windows to let the smoke out. Questioning and blaming is like inhaling the harmful smoke with the windows closed.

Take any needed action only when your inside has cooled down. Your action then will be much more meaningful and productive.

This way, instead of accumulating more, you will be able to erase some of the pre-existing anger.

Transform your anger into compassion

When you are feeling hurt and angry, at that time it can be helpful to remember that at times you also sometimes hurt others by your behavior and actions.
When someone is angry at you, especially if it is someone who loves you, or someone who has done good things for you in the past, accept their anger by remembering the good things, and your love for each other.
This practice of remembering at the right time will help you in transforming your anger into acceptance and compassion, which is soothing to the inner-being. With time and practice you will become better at it.
Just as, adding some yogurt to the milk turns all of that milk into yogurt, same way, adding some compassion to the anger turns all anger into compassion.

Laugh daily

The saying  ‘laughter is the best medicine’ is very true. But there is a proper way in which it should be done.
With a willingness to let go of the daily events, which irritate you and make you angry, fill your heart with compassion and love for yourself and others, especially those who may have hurt you, then laugh, and laugh more. Let your laughter carry compassion toward all.  Let the laughter come from your heart and allow your whole body to shake. Do this twice daily regularly, and in addition, laugh as soon as you can after an incident of anger. It is hard to laugh when your heart is heavy, but this is the best way to come out of heaviness.

Make laughing a part of your sadhana. It will bring comfort to your inner-being, and also improve your physical health.

 

Do the above for six months, you will notice a big reduction in the intensity and duration of your anger.
Do it for six years, your anger will be transformed into compassion, like the compassion of a yogi. <3 <3

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Being Free from Anger Continued…

  1. V

    Thank you for all your beeing and sharing so much love, knowlidge and joy. love love love

  2. 2017-07-04, 12:56:43 PM: Zok Lim: The 10 days course was really inspiring to me as I really find a new understanding about Art Of Living. I feel gratitude and blessed with love ❤, all the bhajans had touched my deepest part of my heart and mind. I can’t stop myself from remembering the rhythm and tears from my eyes, especially OM NAMAh SHIVAYA by Krishanji. The Yoga part was great too as I feel I am in the touch with it, each stretch make me feel my part of body, which part of body is weak and strong. I don’t know how to express about the gratitude to Krishanji that make me feel I am reborn on this path. I just want to say Thank You 🙏 to Krishanji for making these 10 days a memorable event in my life. As now I think about the camp, I would eventually feel that I had the tears of love and gratitude in my heart. Really thanks to everyone for making one of the best camp for me 😇😇

    Soh Jen Shuen, TTDI

  3. 2017-07-02, 2:12:16 AM: Zok Lim: Dearest Krishanji,
    I am truly grateful to have been joining your courses in Penang, Malaysia for two consecutive years. I have been carrying & struggling with some impressions in my system since end of 2016. Eversince then, I had been having trouble going deep into meditation, as how I used to be.

    But Intensive Advanced Meditation came as a divine blessing from the Master through you.

    I put forth my query to you in a paper on Day 3, and i found myself speechless when I went so deep into meditation right after morning sadhana on final day. I did not want to let go of that moment, & stayed as long as I could, savouring every bit of that divine presence. That moment revealed to me that we are all “headless”; as been mentioned by our Master.

    With tears of gratitude flowing continuously from my eyes, i bowed down to the Master & HIS presence in the form of Krishanji. Thank you for being you. I also sent out the merits of this deep meditation to all sevak angels, fellow participants & the entire world.

    With love & gratitude,
    Jaya Suria

  4. 2017-07-04, 12:56:43 PM: Zok Lim: The 10day retreat has enabled me to find grace n gratitude in moments of my daily life. Perhaps its the spirituality of yoga at play…….honour & respect.
    Krisanji has his humorous way of inculcating spirituality in us. We can always choose to “travel light” if we want, after
    all there are no luggage restrictions😜
    All thanks to Krisanji for his guidance and all those present at the retreat😘😍💐🍀🍁

    Teo Yat Hui, TTDI

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