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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Via Daily Dharma
No Need to Get Angry | April 18, 2015
We may curse inanimate things like
the weather, but it is with animate beings that we most often get angry.
If we further analyze these animate causes that make us unhappy, we
find that they are themselves influenced by other conditions. They are
not making us angry simply because they want to. In this respect,
because they are influenced by other conditions they are in fact
powerless; so there is no need to get angry with them.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, "Enduring the Fires"