Friday, March 11, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Anger as a Wonderful Tool

The source of anger and lust is pride. In a subtle form, if there is wrath, that means there must also be pride and lust. Externally, someone may have controlled his lust but it may come out in the form of wrath on another level. They are different expressions of the same attachment within our hearts. Anger is a mode of ignorance. Lust is a mode of passion. But if anger is manifested in the service of the Lord, then it is transcendental to the modes of nature. If we are angry when someone blasphemes the Lord or our spiritual master, then it is actually a sign of devotion, not a sign of ignorance. Also the anger of a spiritual master at his disciples is not out of unfulfilled frustrated lust; that anger is an effective instrument to show compassion and teach important lessons to the disciples. So anger is very important and wonderful tool for the devotees, if it is used free from pride and lust.

11 comments:

  1. Shoba RamachandranMarch 11, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Thank you Maharaj, for the wonderful lesson

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  2. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    An elaborate enunciation of what lust and pride can do or how they can wreak havoc in our Devotional Life.


    Hare Krishna

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  3. HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai

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  4. Thank you. This is a good lesson to suit my nature. Hare Krishna

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  5. Hare Krishna. This is a wonderful lesson to be remembered by devotees who may get angry for the right cause. Thank you Maharaj.

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  6. It was quite a revelation to me when I heard anger can be used effectively in spiritual life.

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  7. Radhanath Swami has wonderfully explained how even anger can be used positively.

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  8. Very nicely explained by Radhanath Swami:
    1> On our level since we have not conquered lust and pride - trying to use anger is dangerous for us - it can easily get out of hand and burn everything down
    2> Great souls can control and use anger, just like a expert surgeon uses a knife and remove cancerous tumors from our consciousness/hearts

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  9. Very nice explaination by Radhanath Swamiji.Thanks you very much.

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  10. Anger in contaminated state of mind can wreak havoc whereas the same anger dovetailed in devotional service is transcendental to the material modes. Nicely explained by Maharaj. Thank you Maharaj for this explanation.

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  11. Thanks for your valuable guidance Swamiji......

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