Anger Management

Today Gurudeva talks about the need for anger management, how anger is one of the biggest barriers on the path. He explains how drugs can open the lower chakras and make one prone to unreasonable angry outbursts, how resentment can build in the subconcious mind for years. He talks about the need to get rid of anger and resentment, to bring forward the soul qualities of love and tolerance.

Unedited Transcript:

Greetings to everyone in cyberspace.This is Kauai Aadheenam. 17th of April and, Aloha.We are very happy to be back with you after our wonderful retreat.

The last day of the retreat we had a beautiful visit from Pandit Ravi Shankar, who is a very famous teacher of the Hindu religion and he is working with the tribes of India, establishing many, many schools.

We received a book today on 'Anger Management'. A lot of people are very angry today. They are angry at their spouse and they are angry at their boss, they are angry at themselves. This is really a wonderful book. We are going to review it in 'Hinduism Today', our international magazine. If you are an angry person and I think that, out of the many, many people who are tuning in to Kauai Aadheenam today, you might want to pick up a copy of this book. Many people are angry because of what is in their subconscious mind, their experiences and their emotions locked into the experience and the memory patterns of the mind keeps them stirred up all the time. anger is a lower emotion and it comes in various forms. Sulking, long silences, spouting out at improper moments, being unreasonable. Many people who have had drugs have touched into higher chakras but opened permanently the lower chakras, where anger exists. Anger comes unbidden at all sorts of times, for no particular reason. The nerves are kind of raw. Drug experiences can be very expensive on the nerve system and it is a deterrent to spiritual unfoldment. Carrying resentment in the subconscious mind is prolonged anger for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, every day of the year.

How do you get rid of resentment? Well, you can realize that what has happened to you, you created sometime back in this life or previous life, and it is just coming back to you. So, don't fight life. Many people on the spiritual path are trying to get on the spiritual path or interested in learning about the spiritual path, for them we shall define what the spiritual path is. The spiritual path is bringing the soul qualities out and everyone has the same kind of soul qualities. They are all 4-letter words. Love, nice. Those nice 4-letter words! Everyone has those qualities, able to be nice, able to give love, able to find happiness by making someone else happy, those are soul qualities because the soul is a radiant body of light, made up of quantum particles. Around it, it has an astral body. It has an intellect that it can use and it has a physical body. Yes, it does have emotions that are not the soul's but a tool of the soul. The intellect is not the soul but a tool of the soul. The five states of mind are not the soul's but a tool of the soul. Because, the soul is perfect, satchidananda, perfect bliss. And, that is what we are getting on the spiritual path to find out and anger is one of the biggest barriers. You can do much sadhana, a month of sadhana and gain a lot of positive energy and dissipate that energy and lose it in five minutes of anger. It all goes away and you are back where it was, back at starting point. Many people on the spiritual path are just spinning their wheels. They perform sadhana, they are very sincere and also angry, which destroys the results of that sadhana.

Now we are going to have this talk given in several different languages. The beautiful Tamil language, French and Malay. So, if you want to hear it in another language, just push that button.