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Holding on to anger

Holding on to anger,
is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.


Gautama Buddha

Why are Muslims always so angry?

Bangladesh rampage over Facebook Koran image

Angry protesters on Sunday torched at least five Buddhist temples and damaged over 100 homes in southern Bangladesh over a Facebook posting allegedly insulting the Quran, officials said.

The mob of several thousand people torched temples in Cox’s Bazar district, 350 km southeast of Dhaka, before dawn after learning about the posting by a presumed Buddhist, said Mohammad Zainul Bari, chief administrator of the district.

Destroyed Buddhist Temple s in Bangladesh

Destroyed Buddhist Temple s in Bangladesh


The man accused of posting the image is in protective custody. Police say he was tagged in the photo but did not post it himself. “Premeditated communal violence”
Buddhists in the area, in south-east Bangladesh, said their possessions were stolen before their homes were destroyed…

source: The Hindu


Anger

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.

Gautama Buddha


Why is this? Why are those Muslims so angry all the time, and why is it the so-called “moderate” Muslims never seem to denounce their radical brethren?

Oh sure, they “condemn” violence, and they “abhor” extremism, and they consider militant Muslims’ “behavior” to be “unacceptable”, but how hard is it to simply say, “I denounce these radical Muslims”. But since the most of the Muslims do not try to calm the situation down, and guide this few angry and insane traitors, we must not wonder, that most of  the westerners will put all the Muslims into the same basket as the extremists.


A wise men told us a 1000 years ago:

We are not only responsible for what we do, but also for what we don’t do.

Delusions

The cause of all fear is self-grasping ignorance,
and all the delusions, such as selfishness, attachment and anger,
arise from that ignorance,
as well as all the unskillful actions motivated by those delusions.


Kelsang Gyatso

Anger

He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot,
him I call a real driver;
other people are but holding the reins.


Dhammapada

Patience

Having patience in understanding Dharma and gaining faith.
Being undisturbed by anguish from suffering.
Practice patience before getting angry.
Having patience in accepting problems.
Being undisturbed by inflicted harm.

The Key to Happiness

As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.
We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions,
such as anger and attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.


The XIV Dalai Lama