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Heated words, cool malice, deadly feuds, the furious rush of adrenaline-anger is clearly the most destructive of the seven deadly sins. It can ruin families, wreck one's health, destroy peace of mind and, at its worst, lead to murder, genocide, and war.
In Anger, Robert A. F. Thurman, best-selling author and one of America's leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern phil
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Hardcover, 168 pages
Published November 15th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2004)
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Colleen Wainwright
I rather preferred the first half of the book, which drew from sources besides the Dhammapada (note to self: must read Seneca!), and which spends more time discussing anger-as-sin (Western view) vs. anger-as-addiction (buddhist view), probably because I am an angry, unenlightened Westerner filled with bafflement and self-loathing, looking for easy answers, feeling unsteady on ground that is spongy and foreign and that requires me to give up my me-ness. Still, quite a good overview on the useless ...more
Jhana
A more hands-on approach than some of the Dalai Lama's writing to dealing with the maya, or illusions that keep us unhappy, and the way we work ourselves up about things we can't control.
Jon Anderson
A Buddhist's take in this series on the seven deadly sins. Just not much help here, though it does give some insight into Buddhism. Very condescending to Christianity in that the author sees every good thought in Christianity (which are few)as having been developed by Buddha 2,000 years previous. Disappointing series in general so far (though volume on envy was very good)but that probably has a good deal with my expectation that it would be an exploration of the seven deadly sins from a Christia ...more
L
This is an easy and quite interesting (dare I say "enlightening"?) read. The first half of the book is an interesting dissertation on definition and philosophies about anger. The second half isn't as on target because it becomes more of a lecture on Buddhist precepts, which was interesting but I didn't feel flowed with the series concept. Nonethelss, he brings both halves together in a brief summary on anger at the end.

I'm glad I read it and there a a lot of little tid bits that will stick in m
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Melissa
Definitely not what I was expecting, based on the other books I've read in this series. A lengthy Buddhist meditation on removing anger from your life... you would probably enjoy this if you like reading about spirituality, which I unfortunately do not.
Chris
Didn't get good until halfway into it. Was interesting seeing the difference between the way christians and buddhists view anger. Dealing w/current state and the future of ones actions.
Julieta
If you have anger issues, you may find the book helpful. Not sure why else you would read it unless you
want to gain insight into helping others deal with anger.

Tara
Robert Thurman presents western and eastern views of anger with well reasoned arguments (mostly from the eastern side) regarding overcoming the grip.
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Jan 16, 2008 mukatembok Periphery rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Dia menaruhnya di mejaku ketika saya sedang dibuat keal oleh ketololannya. Ternyata lumayan juga buat sedikitnya nurunin panas kepala.
Shawn
This book is from one of my favorite Buddhist scholars and gets to the root of anger.
Damira Davletyarova
It was good to do some soul&body cleansing this summer!
Helen Carter
Read as part of an IDproject course on Anger
Mel
Dry but excellent.
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Tenzin Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair of Buddhist Studies in the United States. He is the author of the bestseller Inner Revolution, as well as Anger, Infinite Life, and other popular books. He is also a translator of Tibetan texts. He serves as co-founder and president of Tibet House US, a no ...more
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