I lose my temper easily, how shall I cultivate?

How Shall I Cultivate

You need to cultivate endurance. But, when you have reached the stage where you
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I get angry over trivial matters, what should I do?

Get angry over trivial matters

Very simple. Just do not be angry. If you are not able to do that, prepare yourself a mirror. Whenever you become angry, have a look at yourself in the mirror. When you see your angry face, you will probably cool down. In this way, you are less likely to be angry again in future.

If the anger is suppressed and though it has been endured the anger still exists, what shall I do when it is beyond endurance?

What to do if the anger is beyond endurance

When it is beyond endurance, the best thing to do is to let it explode. After the explosion, then you will understand that you need to endure.

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