8 January 2014 - QA 3

Gurudev, I have been having a lot of anger rise in me since the past few days? I have been regular with my Sadhana (practices). What do I do?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

You are at the right place. Somewhere, there is some deep stress, there are certain things which you have put under the carpet that are causing the anger to come.
You know, the main cause of anger is that you want perfection. We get angry over imperfections; but the world does have levels of perfection.
Give a little space for imperfection. When you give some space for imperfection, the patience in you increases.
At home we keep a garbage can, isn't it. You cannot say, 'I won’t keep a garbage can at home'. Then there would be garbage all over the place. Anger is that garbage all over the house.
When you give space for imperfection, you will put all the garbage in a can and let it be. Then you will see how you can manage your anger.
Have patience over imperfections. It takes time for imperfection to become perfection. How can you give that time? When you give space for it. Then compassion arises and anger disappears.