Chapter 28 : Evil Vrittis And Their Eradication - 8.1.
8. How To Control Anger-1.
There are three ways of destroying the anger and lust Vrittis : -
(1) You can drive them through will-force. This is, no doubt, difficult and taxing. It exhausts your energy much.
(2) Pratipaksha-Bhavana method: Entertain counter-thoughts- thoughts of purity and love. This is easy.
(3) Live in Truth or Brahman. There are no Vrittis of any kind in Brahman. Brahman is Nirvikara, Nirvikalpa and Nitya Suddha (ever pure). This method is a perfect and powerful one. Vrittis completely die away.
Conquer passion. It will then be easy to subdue anger, which is only one of its followers.
Control anger by love.
Anger is a powerful energy that is uncontrollable by practical Vyavaharic Buddhi, but controllable by pure reason (Sattvic Buddhi) or Viveka-Vichara.
Next : 8. How To Control Anger-2.
To be continued....