The Transformation of Anger

Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
Length: 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Anger is a powerful force. Easwaran inspires us to transform it into a constructive, healing friend.

©2004 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2004 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

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Not what I expected, but enjoyable...

The audio is from a speech or lecture, so it's not the cleanest recording in regards to background noise. The speaker also has an accent, making it more difficult to make out. I'm sure this depends upon what stereo or headphones you have, but I thought I'd give others a heads up. Now, I expected some 'how to' aspect to things, but that wasn't the format to the recording. The speaker told quite a few stories, illustrating the transformation of anger. I found the recording very entertaining and humorous. It made me smile and laugh, which is a first among all the Audible books I've listened to. While it wasn't what I expected, I did enjoy it and would listen to it again. It's really short, so it's suitable for a 45 minute to 1 hour drive.

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I’m a big fan of Easwaran, but this book is terribly short on substance. He tells you that anger is bad for the world and for you. He tells you that anger should be transformed to compassion. He tells you that good things can happen when you do this, using Gandhi’s example. (He also tells a long story about bears that is tangential at best.) But he gives no practical advice on how to transform anger into compassion. Don’t waste your money; consult Thich Nhat Hanh’s and Pema Chodron’s Audible books on anger instead.

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Not a how to, more of an intro

this was good, don't get me wrong, but based on the description I was expecting more than a quick intro on the idea of using anger to motivate positive action.

regardless it's well done, funny, and has a few good stories

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As a chemist and a physician, in my humble opinion, this is the best practical interpretation of what energy truly is meant to be.

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Classic Easwaran

I can never get enough of Eknath Easwaran. This is a great little talk he gives packed full of funny stories, clever thoughts and unique insights packed into a relatively short period of time.
I'll always recommend Easwaran's work whether you're a seeker, a Yogi, a Psychologist or just a human being with a pulse. No matter who you are, Easwaran had the wisdom to teach us all something.

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His voice, Gandhi’s anger

Very helpful nuggets of inspiration for transforming anger. I’ve wanted to become inspired to make change.

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  • Aggie Pulfer
  • 12-21-17

Look at Anger from a different perspective.

Very helpful and healthy way to approach Anger, feeling so wrongly mislabbeled in our Western World.