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How A Grudging Man Sought Deadly Revenge

Feb. 8 | Be quicker in mindfulness of your temper than the rise of your temper to dissolve it in time. – Stonepeace | Books Once a man was consumed with anger at another man. Day and night, he was agitated by his anger, which left him constantly unhappy. One...

How To Help An Angry Family Member?

Feb. 8 |   The following can be read as the ‘victim of anger’ or ‘victimiser with anger’ for self-reflection. Question: I have a family member who is polite to others but vents his anger at home, to the extent of hurling things. Though...

Who Is A True Sangha Member?

Dec. 28 | The not correctable are not commendable.  The incorrect yet correctable are still commendable. – Stonepeace | Books Though not totally right, ‘the Sangha’ is often defined as the fourfold community of Buddhist monks, nuns, laymen and...

Project Patience: How To ‘Fight’ The Fire Of Anger (Run 3)

Sep. 29 | Click here for free early bird registration (for first 132) Praise From Previous Runs: More than 10 years ago, I attended a fellowship session led by teacher Shi’an. The discussion happened to be based on a chapter in Shantideva’s ‘Guide...

Is It Okay To Vent Anger When Stressed?

Jun. 15 | Question: I was shocked when I saw a volunteer speaking harshly to a group of devotees queuing up for a ceremony. No matter how stressed we are, I think we should be mindful that the Buddha taught us to always be kind. Can a volunteer of any religious...

Are You An Anger-Feeding Demon (Or Feeding One)?

Feb. 4 | Always do what is right, but never with anger, as anger is never right. – Stonepeace | Books As recounted by Sakyamuni Buddha (in the Samyutta Nikaya), there was once a sickly-looking demon, who sat on the throne of Sakra, the chief of gods in the...

Beware Of The ‘John Wick’ Syndrome!

May. 27 | John Wick is a retired hitman who used to take out other hitmen. He is the most dreaded bogeyman of other less dreaded bogeymen. A mobster’s son who fancies his fancy car asks how much it costs, saying ‘Everything has its price’. Wick...

Does Being Angry Break Any Buddhist Precept?

Feb. 24 | Anger at another’s true mistake which already harms you creates another true mistake, which further harms you. – Stonepeace | Books Does having anger break any of the precepts? It does not, technically, when referring to the Buddhist Five...

Are You The Hackberry Priest?

Feb. 11 | We are always our worst enemies, by giving in to our inner enmity, while our outer ‘enemies’ only ‘help’ to remind us of this. – Stonepeace | Books There was a priest with a very hot temper. As a hackberry tree grew beside...

Is My Teacher Testing My Patience?

Oct. 29 | Aware of the difference between being firm and angry, one can be firm when necessary, but never ever angry. – Stonepeace | Books A Dharma class participant sent me the following question… ‘A “teacher” I know regularly raises...

Stand Up For Justice Without Anger

May. 25 | Never mistake the need to be firm as the need to be angry, as it is possible to be firm without being angry. – Stonepeace | Get Books Even the Dalai Lama, whose patience and nonviolent compassion in the face of the invasion of his homeland won him...

There Are No Unforgiving Bodhisattvas

Feb. 14 | Even if, as a skilful means, one does not accept another’s apology, so as to further awaken that person, one should not bear any grudge, so as to further awaken that person. – Stonepeace | Get Books The nineteenth secondary transgression...

How To Work With Problematic Team Members?

Sep. 4 | Question: I am the leader of a team, but I have a problematic team member who keeps rejecting individually delegated tasks. How can I avoid giving in to anger at him? As I am a Buddhist, I would like to be a good example, and not be known as an ill-tempered...

Rage Haiku

May. 3 | She added fuel to her fire instead of putting it out, with rage over her rage. Share This:

Project Patience: How To ‘Fight’ The Fire Of Anger

Apr. 2 | Register : tinyurl.com/dabeiclass About Teacher : tinyurl.com/shenshian Praise For First Run : More than 10 years ago, I attended a fellowship session led by teacher Shi’an. The discussion happened to be based on a chapter in Shantideva’s...