What is the opinion of Bhagavad Gita on Anger?
The beauty of Bhagavad Gita is that it untangles the thought process of the person who is trying to understand it.
In chapter 2 Verse 62
ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंस: सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते |
सङ्गात्सञ्जायते काम: कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते || 62||
Wandering with regards to certain topics, one develops an attachment to them. Attachment leads to desire, and any obstruction on the path to attain those desires leads to Anger.
Bhagavad Gita on Anger further says,
क्रोधाद्भवति सम्मोह: सम्मोहात्स्मृतिविभ्रम: |
स्मृतिभ्रंशाद् बुद्धिनाशो बुद्धिनाशात्प्रणश्यति || 63|| chapter 2
One gets hypnotised under the influence of Anger, which results in the disillusion of the memory. When the memory is disillusioned, the intellect gets destroyed; and when the intellect is destroyed, one falls from his position.
अर्जुन उवाच |
अथ केन प्रयुक्तोऽयं पापं चरति पूरुष: |
अनिच्छन्नपि वार्ष्णेय बलादिव नियोजित: || 36|| chapter 3
Arjun Says: Why a person commits sinful acts though unwillingly as if by force and under whose influence. O Krishna
काम एष क्रोध एष रजोगुणसमुद्भव: ||
महाशनो महापाप्मा विद्ध्येनमिह वैरिणम् || 37|| chapter 3
Krishna says: Born out of Rajoguna, this “Desire” later transform into Anger. The Appetite of Desire is never-ending and never fulfilling. Know this “the desire” as the sinful, all-devouring enemy with regard to forcing human into Sins.
Practical Application Of Bhagavad Gita on Anger
Ok so now we have a few statements of Bhagavad Gita on Anger which says anger is bad and we also know that how we can handle anger in our mind. That is by not desiring or say thinking too much about an object. But even after knowing all this I was not able to control my Anger.
I was diagnosed as Patient of Bipolar Disorder as I was not able to control my bouts of Anger as well as depression. I just joined my Engineering college at the end of 2000 December. It was hardly 1 Year in college and I was feeling sick. Thoughts from my past started haunting me. Sometimes I use to get too angry and sometimes too depressed. I was not able to function normally.
I was given medicine for 18 years. My health was deteriorating. There were a lot of side effects or say ill effects. Whatever problem I use to state to my doctors if it was not detectable under any machine it was assumed to be imaginary. My parents believed Doctor, not me.
I got awake say awakened or say enlightened in the year 2002. I just started reading and understanding Bhagavad Gita in 2002. I was meditating in my house and not under a banyan tree. When I got enlightened, I started feeling better and realised that we are eating the wrong food. But I was unable to realise what is the food that we are eating wrong. Because my parents are eating the same food, so do my neighbour & my friends.
In the year 2011 through Facebook I came to Know about Gluten allergy and casein, and boom that day changed all, I stopped wheat but I didn’t know what to eat in place of Wheat, I continued on rice but again rice was also making me too sleepy. It is only in 2019 I realised the complete mystery behind it. Our entire grain has been replaced with hybrid grain which is unable to reproduce healthier offspring, so that farmer has to go to the seed industry. So that the seed industry could profit.
Bhagavad Gita has said things about food also. Satvik and various other types of food which affects the thought process of a being.
I am sharing some of my insight on Food & yoga through Bhagavad Gita.