Sunday Talk 2022 #12. Lojong 7/57: Don’t hold on to anger

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When people have offended you or hurt you, don’t hold on to the anger and remember the wrong done to you.

Supplemental commentary:
This particular advice is especially applicable for Tibetans. It is because in Tibetan Culture, children are encouraged from a young age to remember the wrong done them as a form of self-protection. Tibetans who can remember every harm suffered are praised for being strong. Even lamas who are in political circles have this negative disposition. Needless to say, this is totally against Buddhist teachings. To Eliminate this kind of cultural conditioning, Buddhist masters emphasize the importance of not holding onto one’s anger and not holding grudges.