Lust, greed, attachment, pride and anger are the inner enemies which rob one, of the treasure of Self Bliss. And even among these, anger is the most detrimental to sÍdhanÍ.
Some belongings may still remain even after a robbery is committed in a house, but if a house catches fire, then everything is reduced to ashes leaving nothing behind whatsoever.
In the same way, the thieves of greed and attachment destroy only some of our virtues, but the fire of anger reduces our entire treasure of japa, tapa and virtues to ashes. Therefore beware of anger.
It is alright to act angrily, but be ever alert not to let it possess you. Do not eat hurriedly. Take at least 25 minutes to chew and masticate the food properly. Eat sattvic food.
Avoid garlic, red chillies and fried foods. If you are faced with a situation in which it is difficult to ward off anger, then instantly press the tips of the fingers onto the fleshy part of your palms, making a fist.
Your anger will subside within seconds. Take a drink made from 10 grams of honey, a few tulsi leaves and a little bit of Santkripa choorna thoroughly dissolved in a glass of water.
This helps enhance your cheerfulness. If the choorna or tulsi are not available, honey alone will do. Those suffering from diabetes should not take honey.
They can, instead, take grapes and raisins, which are absolutely harmless and highly invigorating for diabetics. The spiritual prowess attained through one month’s sÍdhanÍ is destroyed in a single fit of anger.
Therefore, O my beloved brothers! Be careful. Do not waste your priceless life in frequent fits of anger.