Answering a question on how to control anger, Sadhguru clarifies that anger is not an entity somewhere that we have to control or avoid. The fundamental reason why anger is a problem is because our minds are not in our control, which is what needs to be addressed.

Sadhguru Talks @ RVS College, Coimbatore, Jan 2012

To watch this video in Gujarati – https://youtu.be/0FlvfTjeQjc

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Transcript:

Participant: Swamiji, can you explain what is life? How can we avoid angry?

Sadhguru: I am sorry, what is?

Participant: Explain what is life?

Sadhguru: What is life?

Participant: Yeah!

Sadhguru: Oh! (Laughs) And what is the second part of it?

Participant: How can you avoid angry?

Sadhguru: How can you avoid anger? See, if you are driving on the Coimbatore streets, if you’re driving on the Coimbatore street, you have to avoid the medians which are placed in odd places, you have to avoid bad drivers, you have to avoid drunken men crossing the street, children crossing the street, all kinds of things. But when you’re driving on Coimbatore street, do you have to avoid the moon? I am asking you? Do you have to avoid the moon? No! Because the moon is not on the street. Isn’t it? So, similarly, right now, are you angry? No? Then why should you avoid it? There is no need to avoid it. It is just that, you think anger is an entity. Anger is not an entity – you become angry. You become angry, anger is not sitting somewhere and you go hit it. There is no such thing. You become angry. When you become angry, is it pleasant for you, or unpleasant for you? Unpleasant for you… Unpleasant for others for sure, unpleasant for yourself also.

Read more at: http://isha.sadhguru.org/blog/video/how-to-avoid-anger/

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