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Yogi Bhajan Lecture: The Signs of Inner Anger

Excerpts from a lecture given on September 21, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA

The body has a system and there are certain things which deteriorate it: sudden grief, anxiety attacks, sugar blues, and inverted anger. When the inverted anger becomes part of the body, the simple effect of that is that you have absolutely no relationship with yourself. One person is very angry and obnoxious. It is kind of a broiler. Inner anger is sometimes so obnoxiously stupid that there is nothing anybody can do.

Inferiority complex and superiority complex are cover ups of inner anger. Manipulation and lying is the part of inner anger. Not having a foundation to work it out is an inner anger; all skin disease is inner anger. Misbehavior, wrong calculations, self-destruction, destroying the business, destroying the relationship and all that—it’s like an ingrown hair you can't pull out.

On the other hand, Agan Granthi—the anger comes from where it's hot, it's a blood, it's a circulation, it's a diaphragm, it's heart pumping automatically. Whole life depends on it. So it is the center of the heat; it's a furnace. Either it can cook for you or it can burn your house. And there is nothing in between. That's the tragedy of it.

The majority of people are stupid animals because they do not relate to their inner anger under any circumstances. I have seen people defraud themselves. They tell themselves things which do not exist to get by. They have a self-hypnosis. In the West people are emotional. These are all signs of inner anger. It means we have the body of a human but not the behavior of a human. Do you understand what I am trying to say? To have a body of a human doesn't make a human.

The purpose of the beast is to progress to be a human. The purpose of a human is to look like an angel, be like an angel, and act like an angel, and that's the chance. And angels are transparent; they are an active positive force which is transparent, which can do everything. But that does not mean that humans even understand. For a human the attitude is to become rich and powerful, to control others, to buy everything, to have the force of it. That doesn't make any sense. It will never make sense; it has never made sense; it doesn't mean anything. But that's where our limit is.

[Yogi Bhajan taught the Kriya for Inner Anger with this lecture.]

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