Living in a state of anger has become the norm for modern day human beings. One might say the disease of anger has reached epidemic proportions, infecting every facet of society. One can almost sense the embers silently smouldering just below the mind’s surface, in oneself and others, ready to flare up at the slightest provocation — a rude driver, an unwelcome comment, a thwarted desire, a difference in belief or opinion, a challenging relationship, a lack of patience. And these are but a few examples of anger’s fuel.
Anger is fire. As it spreads, it destroys families, friendships, societies, and everyone’s peace of mind. It turns our hearts into a barren wasteland consuming rational thought and feeling.
Paramahamsa Prajnanananda enlightens us on the origin and effects of anger and provides us with practical steps to master it. No doubt, we must understand our foe to be victorious. Freedom from anger is a giant step toward freedom from suffering. This freedom can transform a barren wasteland into a lush, peaceful paradise.