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Ira: Los Siete Pecados Capitales Robert A.F. Thurman

Ira: Los Siete Pecados Capitales

Robert A.F. Thurman

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ISBN : 9788449318498
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159 pages
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In Anger, Robert A. F. Thurman, one of Americas leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy, offers a look at this deadliest of sins. In the West, Thurman points out, anger is seen as an inevitable part of life, an evil to be borne, notMoreIn Anger, Robert A. F. Thurman, one of Americas leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy, offers a look at this deadliest of sins. In the West, Thurman points out, anger is seen as an inevitable part of life, an evil to be borne, not overcome. There is the tradition of the wrathful God, of Jesus driving the money-changers from the temple. If God can be angry, how can men rid themselves of this destructive emotion? Thurman shows that Eastern philosophy sees anger differently. Certainly, it is a dreadful evil, one of the three poisons that underlie all human suffering. But Buddhism teaches that anger can be overcome. Indeed, the defeat of anger is not only possible, but also the only thing worth doing in a lifetime. Thurman shows how to recognize the destructiveness of anger and understand its workings, and how we can go from having a slave to anger to becoming a knight of patience. We discover finally that when this deadliest emotion is transmitted by wisdom, it can become the most powerful force in freeing us from human suffering.