Question: How can we overcome anger?Sri Chinmoy: We have to know what we accomplish from anger: frustration, depression and destruction. We have come into the world to transform. If we see something wrong, we have to transform it. But by breaking we cannot build. Gradual transformation is the way. Take anger as a thief. If we know that somebody is a thief, and we have love inside us as our treasure, we will not want to let the thief enter into us. Our guard is our aspiration. When anger assails us, we have to cry inwardly for deeper inspiration. If we can immediately aspire, the guard will come to our rescue, and we will be able to save our most precious jewel, love, from anger the thief.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-4, No.11, November 27, 1977, Vishma Press, 1977