Anger - an essential subject
Anger (krodha) is the product of lust (kama), the result of the mode of passion. Lust and anger are the all-devouring enemies that destroy the good qualities of the human being and the desire for spiritual realization. Anger is unavoidable in material life because the desire for sense gratification naturally leads to frustration. From anger, delusion arises which causes loss of intelligence. Devotees learn to control anger, realizing it is the foremost enemy on the path of developing our Krishna consciousness.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Anger category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 10 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|One should be very careful of these three enemies to human life: lust, anger and greed. The more a person is freed from lust, anger and greed, the more his existence becomes pure. (Bhagavad-gītā 16.22)|
|When civilization is disconnected from the loving relation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, symptoms like changes of seasonal regulations, foul means of livelihood, greed, anger and fraudulence become rampant. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.14.3)|
|A person who desires liberation from this material world should not fall under the control of anger because when bewildered by anger one becomes a source of dread for all others. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.11.32)|
|Mind is the original cause of material bondage. It is followed by many enemies, such as anger, pride, greed, lamentation, illusion and fear. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.6.5)|
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