Reply To: Anicca Nature and Anger


Your question: “But when it comes to anger, for example. Say X saw someone he/she doesn’t like.
How do we solve this with Tilakkhana?”

The “anicca nature” leads to dissatisfaction in the end. That is what “anicca” means.

  • Even though X would not like to see that thing, X may not be able to get rid of it. Thus, X becomes stressed.
  • Now, X may be able to get rid of it by taking action. But that action is likely to involve akusala kamma (abhisankhara). For example, if the “thing” is a co-worker at the workplace, X may be able to spread a lie and get that person fired. That involved lying and thus is an akusala kamma that will bring unpleasant vipaka in the future. Thus, even if X can get rid of that person, the outcome is more suffering in the long run.
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