Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective
Author: Dalai Lama
The Power of Patience From A Buddhist Perspective. All the worlds major religions emphasize the importance of the practice of love, compassion and tolerance. this is particularly true in the Buddhist traditions, which unanimously state that compassion and love are the foundation of all paths of practice. To cultivate the potential for compassion and love inherent within us, it is crucial to counteract their opposing forces of anger and hatred. In this book the Dalai Lama shows how through the practice of patience and tolerance we can overcome the obstacles of anger and hatred. He bases his discussion on A Guide to the Bodhisattvas Way of life, the classic work on the activities of Bodhisattvas-those who aspire to attain full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. The techniques and methods presented are relevant not only for Buddhist practitioners but for all who seek to improve themselves. Through these teachings and by his own example, the Dalai Lama shows the power that patience and tolerance have to heal anger and to generate peace in the world.