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33 Spiritual Quotes About Anger To Calm Yourself

In every possible way, harboring or expressing anger is detrimental to us. As you read these quotes, you will come to realize that anger is what keeps us from being our authentic selves; it also makes our hearts more insensitive and damages our mental vibe.

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The following are some spiritual quotations about anger that may help you calm down while also assisting you in better understanding why being angry causes you to suffer.

Best Spiritual Anger Quotes

1. “Anger can be controlled. We cannot stop anger altogether, but if we simply become angry with those who blaspheme the Lord or the devotees of the Lord, we control our anger in Krishna Consciousness. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu became angry with the miscreant brothers Jagai and Madhai, who blasphemed and struck Nityananda Prabhu…. One should be ready to tolerate all insults to one’s own self, but when Krishna or his pure devotee is blasphemed, a genuine devotee becomes angry and acts like fire against the offenders. Krodha, Anger, cannot be stopped, but it can be applied rightly. It was in anger that Hanuman set fire to Lanka, but he is worshipped as the greatest devotee of Lord Ramachandra. This means, that he utilized his anger in the right way. Arjuna serves as another example. He was not willing to fight, but Krishna incited his anger; “You must fight!” To fight without anger is not possible. Anger is controlled, however, when utilized in the service of the Lord.” -Mahatma Prabhu

2. “It is your natural emotional energy that arises when you feel like something (or someone) is blocking you from getting what you need or want. For this purpose, anything on the frustration to rage continuum is considered anger.” – Laurie Weiss

3. “Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

4. “When you feel anger beginning to build up inside of you, let your whole body droop and relax to the best of your ability while beginning to breathe slowly from the diaphragm. Breathing in this way helps to calm both the body and the mind which leads to letting go of anger before it takes a hold.”

– Marge Powers

5. “Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” – Psalm 37:8

6. “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” – Proverbs 14:29

7. “Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time.” – Francis Bacon

8. “A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self control is the rule. Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself. Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. “When we are caught up in a destructive emotion, we lose one of our greatest assets: our independence.” – Dalai Lama

10. “Anger is the emotion that separates. It cuts everything right in two.” – Charlotte Joko Beck

11. “Anger most hurts the sender.” – Unknown

12. “If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day.” – Ephesians 4:26

13. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius

14.“Once you recognize that anger brings you nothing but internal emotional stress, you are ready to move forward with a more clearly defined positive action.” – Catherine Pulsifer

15. “Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one.”

– Benjamin Franklin

16. “Your mind is like this water my friend, when it is agitated it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.” – Bil Keane

17. “It is not the actions of others which trouble us, but rather it is our own judgments. Therefore remove those judgments and resolve to let go of your anger, and it will already be gone.” – Marcus Aurelius

18. “Patience and empathy are anger’s mortal enemies.” – Gary Rudz

19. “Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.” – Buddha

Also, read Buddha quotes on challenges and Buddha quotes on trust.

20. “The best fighter is never angry.” – Lao Tzu

21. “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.” – Buddha

22. “The one who angers you, controls you. Let your anger go and become free.” – Proverb

23. “A heart filled with anger has no room for love.”- Joan Lunden

24. “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” – William Arthur

25. “Forgiveness is the key to unlocking all the anger and hurt, the emptiness and darkness within. To unleash love, joy, fulfillment, and light inside. Why did I wait so long? I could’ve been feeling like this all along, you say to yourself.” – Zaneta Beverford

26. “The best way to deal with anger is this: Acknowledge the presence of anger in your being and then consciously shift your focus from angry thoughts to empowering and uplifting thoughts.”

– Mukesh

27. “A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves a thousand moments of Regret.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

29. “Do not pass through the streets of the hot-tempered and quarrelsome, lest your heart be filled with anger, and the darkness of delusion dominate your soul.” – St. Isaac the Syrian

30. “No matter what provokes it, anger blinds the soul’s eyes, preventing it from seeing the Sun of Righteousness.” – St. John Cassian

31. “Being unable to control your temper is no less of an illness than being anxious or depressed, and it deserves every bit as much sympathy.” – John Crawford

32. “Anger corrupts, as weeds choke a field. Be free of anger, and honor those who are also free.”- The Buddha

33. “An angry man is allowing power to rise against him and enslave him, but when he learns to control these tremendous sources of power, he can use them to meet the most formidable challenges of the day and to make his greatest contribution to those around him.” – Eknath Easwaran

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Written by Mukund Kapoor

I'm Mukund Kapoor, a reader, thinker, and self-taught writer. Welcome to Mukund Kapoor's blog. I love to write about Spirituality, Success and Self-improvement. I sincerely hope my articles help you find the answers you're looking for, and I wish you a pleasant voyage over the vast expanse of existence. Wishing you all the best.

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