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Poems on anger by Sri Chinmoy

Anger says

Anger says:
“I can destroy
The whole world.”
Peace says:
“Not when I work
Inside you.”

1

Anger eventually surrenders

The animal anger
Eventually surrenders
To the heart-breaking tears and sobs
Of the loving heart.

2

Anger has an enemy

Anger has an enemy: Peace.
Peace has no enemy.
Peace has a special friend: Joy.
Anger has only one friend: Destruction

3

Yesterday I was angry with God.
Today I am angry with my anger.
My Lord tells me
That if anger is the problem
In my life,
Then the immediate solution
Is love.

4

To be owned by anger

I lose my heart’s
Flower-fragrance
When I allow myself
To be owned by anger.

5

We relinquish
Anger
To establish peace.

6

Do not allow
Your pride to feed
Your anger.

7

Anger
Once spoken,
Peace
Forever broken.

8

The world needs
Your smiles
And not your anger.

9

Anger can destroy you
Even long before
You recognise it.

10

Anger is ink spilt and thrown over one’s graceful heart of sweetness.

11

 


Writing on Anger

“Anger is a great obstacle. The after-effect of anger is frustration and depression. We should take anger as a thief. Its very nature is to steal. We have love inside us and it is our treasure. If we allow anger, the thief, to enter into us, then it will immediately steal our inner treasure. When this happens we must immediately call the police. That is to say, when anger assails us we must cry inwardly for deep aspiration to come to the fore and chase away our anger. If we love someone, we cannot get angry; but for the time being we have lost our love. In order to regain our love, we have to call our aspiration-police to save our most precious love-treasure.

Again, when anger comes to us we have to feel that it is something that is breaking us. We have come into the world to build. If we build something, then only will the world appreciate and admire us. So we have to see which qualities build our nature. Love and peace build our real life; anger only destroys.”

Excerpt from The Illumination of Life-Clouds, part 2 by Sri Chinmoy.

 

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