Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Anger
Why get rid of anger? You can never do it. If you ever dare to do it, you will have no digestive system. You know what that means? That means all that energy that has to burn that food has no way to get out.
This pain in you is not in your thoughts, it is your own anger—the same anger, the same heat, the same center of agan granthi, the same heart center which makes you compassionate and kind, digests your food, circulates your blood, and allows your heart to beat. This same center becomes your enemy when you are angry, you are mad, you are out of line, you are out of orbit, you are clashing with everything.
Analyze everything in your life and you will find it was your passion, your insecurity, your anger, your not having an intuitive tomorrow, your inability to see the whole picture, your non-universality—which brought you pain.
Turn anger into humor. Turn insult into a wisdom. Turn defeat into victory. Do not mix the past in the future. Do not react in anger. The idea to meditate is to keep the reactive automatic subconscious pressure clean.
You have to develop an attitude when negative, you automatically pull in equal positive as a habit, and then you have to sit above it as neutral and deal with it. I am, I am. And that is the state of happiness.
Sitali Pranayam has the capacity to control your anger and bring your nervous system from frustration to non-frustration.
Emotions are very important, but any mistake you ever make will occur when you become attached to your emotions as reality.
Anything which will come out of our action or reaction to anger will definitely and positively give us a narrow outlook and will not accommodate our personality.
If you will never speak in anger and speak always in prayer, in ninety days your words can create exactly what you are saying. It’s called Vak Sidhi.
In anger you do not speak consciously. Whenever you speak without anger, you have to speak consciously. And when you speak consciously, your consciousness will affect the universal consciousness and whatever you say shall be honored.
In any communication, or in any situation which you cannot confront because it is exaggerating, hot or aggressive, just change your breath. Breathe through the lips instead of through the nostrils. Exhale always through the nostrils. Inhale through the rolled lips and make it slow and long. It will slow everything as required. It will increase your sensitivity. It will give you 10 times more projection over the person you are talking to.
To get rid of anger: Sitali Pranayam. Breathe through an extended, curled tongue for exactly three minutes, then drink a glass of cold water. You will be surprised how you feel.
The energy you waste in dramas and traumas and being insecure and being afraid and being emotional and commotional and angry and attached and being sneaky and whatever, that waste is so much that nothing is left of you. Be simple, be straight and do it with a smile. And for that you need strength.
The heat system is what creates anger and controls anger. If you get rid of anger, that means you get rid of the heat and that means no digestion, no circulation, no temperature at all.
Anger is a tattva which comes from the fire within the self. So when there is anger it takes away the heat and the energy of the fire which is in the stomach and the circulation that works for you. If you realize what cost you are paying at that moment of anger, you will never do it.
Yes, you have to be angry—there is no way out. If you will not be mad and angry at your lower self, if you will not be mad and angry at your mean self, if you will not be mad and angry at your elementary lower self which bothers others and creates problems for others, you will never get to know your higher self.
Many of you are married to your own neurosis. You don’t live for you; you live for practicing your neurotic nature. Just flow. If you just flow, you can be successful. Mother Nature will carry you.
If, with the anger and fire I’ll not burn out my ego, how I am going to clean the ego of others? If I will not have fire in me, I’ll not have zeal. Zeal can be misused; zeal can be used. There is nothing wrong with fire but when it burns your house, it is terrible. But when it cooks your meal it is beautiful.
When we are angry our body temperature rises. Body temperature is maintained by the breath. Breathing through the left nostril is cooling and breathing through the right nostril is warming. When you are angry and feel you want to do something terrible, start breathing through your left nostril. You will calm down in exactly one minute.
Be attached to the goodness of your heart. Be proud that you shall even serve those who slap your face. Be angry when you cannot do what you should be doing. Divert these powers to the highest self of yours. You will never regret it. 12/25/89
Anger makes you less than a human and more of a beast. But if you divert this anger toward your weaknesses, you’ll be perfect. In essence you get angry if you do not do what is correct. Anger was meant for self-purification. It was not meant to burn others.
Just as the heat of the sun makes life possible on Earth, the heat of the agni tattva sustains life in the body. The day this internal fire goes out means death to the individual as surely as this world would die if the sun refused to shine. People with a supremacy of this agni tattva are very vigorous, full of perseverance, and become untiring workers. They have a wonderful capacity for leadership and a directness of manner and speech.
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To you, everything is emotion, feeling. But there’s a world beyond feeling, emotion, neurosis and desires. And that is a free world where humans experience ecstasy.
How do you deal with anger? By drinking water. It’s a very immediate treatment. Take a glass of cold water and you’ll be surprised what happens to your anger.
All your faults come at the moment when your inner anger takes over and you have absolutely no control.
Agan Granthi means the place of the fire, a furnace, the heart center, and through this place we circulate our blood, purify our blood, and digest our food. It creates all the juices in us and it’s a very beautiful. But, on the other hand, it destroys us. It makes us angry. It makes us limited. It jumps our ego. It makes us non-committed. It makes us intolerant. Sometimes, the most difficult thing in a person is shifting the gear, shifting the anger, shifting the frustration, shifting from one chakra to another.
You have an in-built faculty for sensitivity, but you block it with your egomania. You deny your own nature and cover those intuitions with games of apathy, sympathy, tantrum, and anger.
When the inverted anger becomes part of the body, the simple effect of that is that you have absolutely no relationship with yourself.
Anger comes from where it’s hot, it’s blood, it’ circulation, it’s diaphragm, it’s heart pumping automatically. Either it can cook for you or it can burn your house. And there is nothing in between.
Do you know that when you are in anger and you are insecure and you yell and scream, it takes away from you your need to be friendly. And it puts another person in a state of fear. You know what happens? Communication breaks.
When you are practicing anger, you are practicing insanity. At that time you have no sense of metabolism, you have no sense of self-protection, you have no sense of anything. Anger makes you less than a human and more of a beast.
Somebody once said, ‘I don’t want to be angry, bless me.’ I said, ‘No, I would have to cut out your stomach, because anger means you will have heat. It would mean you have no blood circulation, no food digestion. How can I bless you with that?’ He said, ‘Well, I’m angry too much.’ I said, ‘Be blessed to be angry with yourself.’
Some people simply have self-control by practice. They don’t let the lava burst out and ruin the surroundings and burn everything.
Never be right or wrong, always be neutral. Speak not through the positive mind or the negative mind, but from the neutral mind. And whenever you have to confront a calamity or a pleasure, take the altitude. Adjust the attitude. Do not react right away.
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