Buddhism Day by Day: Anger is Fundamentally an Arrogant State of Life
“Anger is fundamentally an arrogant state of life. People in a state pf anger are attached to the illusory assumption that they are better than others and direct their energy toward sustaining and enhancing this image. To ensure that others think of them in similarly glowing terms, they can never reveal their true feelings. Instead, they act obsequiously while burning desire to surpass all others is their outward appearance out of accord, they don’t speak from the heart. Buddhism teaches that the heart is the most important. Of the two people making comparable efforts, the results will differ greatly if one person is motivated by a value that transcends the self — good, beauty, the well — being of others — while the other is motivated by ego.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.