Anger Talks

Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat.

A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion which triggers part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to immediately stop the threatening behavior of another outside force.

Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. The external expression of anger can be found in facial expressions, body language, physiological responses, and at times public acts of aggression. Facial expressions can range from inward angling of the eyebrows to a full frown. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability.

Modern psychologists view anger as a normal, natural, and mature emotion experienced by virtually all humans at times, and as something that has functional value for survival. Uncontrolled anger can negatively affect personal or social well-being and negatively impact those around them. While many philosophers and writers have warned against the spontaneous and uncontrolled fits of anger, there has been disagreement over the intrinsic value of anger. The issue of dealing with anger has been written about since the times of the earliest philosophers, but modern psychologists, in contrast to earlier writers, have also pointed out the possible harmful effects of suppressing anger.

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Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Non-Self And Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Self

Addiction, Discrimination, Anger, Practice Period, Dragons, Impermanence, Enthusiasm...
Feb 01 2020
No Abode Hermitage

Stories of Enlightenment

In our class this fall we will contemplate and converse about several stories of Zen practice and enlightenment. Our contemplation and conversations will naturally bring up questions and concerns...

YRB-2019-Fall, resistance, zen meditation, Describe, Observe, Fox, Gratitude, Dragons...
Nov 14 2019
7 of 7
The Yoga Room

Listening, Training, Hearing and Liberation

Heart Sutra, Confession-and-Repentance, true dharma, Heart Sutra, Lotus Sutra, Anger...
Aug 09 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Fayen’s Good Friendship

Perfect Wisdom, Perfect Wisdom, Soto Zen, Daily Life, Bodhidharma, resistance, Heart...
Jun 07 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Chick and Hen -- Inquiring and Responding 

Chick and Hen -- Inquiring and Responding
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode, July 1, 2012 MORNING

Beginners, Birth-and-Death, Teacher-and-Student, Karmic Consciousness, confusion,...
Jul 01 2012
No Abode Hermitage

Study of delusion is the Buddha Way 

Anger, Commitment, Bell, Funeral, cognitive process, Don't Know Mind, zen...
Aug 13 2011
No Abode Hermitage

Training for the Selfless Heart 

Patience, Intimacy, Practice Period, Anger, Don't Know Mind, Teacher-and-Student...
Apr 01 2010
The Yoga Room

Training for the Selfless Heart 

Desire, Anger, Attachment, Karmic Consequences, Culture, American, Intimacy,...
Mar 25 2010
The Yoga Room

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, Silence, Faith, Buddha Ancestors, Soto Zen, zen meditation, soto, Anger,...
Jul 21 2009
The Yoga Room

The Ultimate Transcends Difference and Unity

Samdhinirmochana Mahayana Sutra Chapter 3, part 2
Samdhinirmochana Sutra (Part VIII),
Chapter Three, Morning
No Abode 7/23//09 AM

Birth-and-Death, Samsara, Desire, Separation, true dharma, Skandas, Dragons, Culture...
Jul 18 2009
No Abode Hermitage

The Ultimate Transcends All Argumentation

Samdhinirmochana Mahayana Sutra Chapter 2

Chapter Two, Morning
No Abode 5/23/09 AM
Trans: Karen Mueller

Non-violence, Nirvana, Bodhisattva Way, Doubt, Anger, Desire, War, Hindrances,...
May 23 2009
No Abode Hermitage

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, Faith, Four Noble Truths, Two Truths, Aspects of Practice, Attachment,...
Mar 19 2009
The Yoga Room

The Light of Buddha's Wisdom - Precepts of Compassion

Buddha sheds the light of wisdom on the true nature of suffering, liberation, and the human mind, on the teachings of compassion, moral causation, and the whole phenomenal universe. This retreat...

Evil, Darkness and Light, Light-and-Darkness, Anger, American, Desire, resistance,...
May 04 2007
Part 1
Mount Madonna Center

Crisis: A Spiritual Turning Point

Spiritual life exists in crisis, which can be used as a turning point. To the extent that we recognize that where we sit right now is a turning point, we are able to understand the possibility of...

Transmission, Emotions, Birth-and-Death, Attachment, Intuition, Bell, Culture, Anger...
Jan 08 2006
Part 2
Green Gulch Farm