Absence of Wrath
Curb wrath in places where it matters. In other places, What matters if curbed or uncurbed? Even where it cannot hurt others, anger is bad; But where it does, there is nothing worse. From anger is born all evil. Forget provocation given by anyone. Can there be a greater foe than anger Which kills laughter and joy? If you want to guard yourself, guard against anger; If unguarded, anger will kill you. The fire of anger which kills kinsmen Burns the life-saving boat of kith and kin. He who holds anger worthy will be hurt Like the hands that smash the earth. Better curb one's wrath even if tortured Like being forced into blazing fire. All wishes are realized at once If they keep away wrath from their mind. Deem those given to anger dead And those renounced it on par with saints.