The real enemy is ignorance, the self-cherishing thought, so there’s no reason to get angry with external conditions
How to deal with attachment with a realistic attitude, so we remain calm and clear when experiencing pleasure.
We have the potential to be totally free from the suffering of samsara and its cause, delusion and karma.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo by Robin Bath.
When the mind is under the control of disturbing thoughts there is no peace or happiness
In order to control anger, we must reflect well on its shortcomings
Recognizing and renouncing harmful thoughts and actions brings peace and a meaningful life.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
Anger, attachment and ignorance are the cause of all our suffering
Following desire always results in dissatisfaction.
The real hero is the person who fights anger and defeats the inner enemy, the delusions.
Techniques for cutting through depression.
How delusion and karma bind us to samsara.
Creating harmony and good communication with others through compassion and thought transformation rather than blaming and criticizing.
How to use depression to develop compassion and bodhicitta, and ultimately to achieve enlightenment.
How to deal with anger—one's own anger and the anger of others directed at oneself.