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消 氣 – Removing Anger

11 Apr 2008 | Wisdom |  17 comments

This is a short story about removing anger that Deimos received via an email forward from his Dad. The original is in Mandarin, translated into English by Deimos.

Disclaimer Notice
Deimos did not author the story, he just produced the English translation.

消氣 – Removing Anger
[Once a upon a time, there was a lady who likes to get angry over small trivial matters. She also knows this is not good, so she sought out a highly revered monk for consultation.]

[After listening to her story, without saying anything he lead her to a meditation room, and left.]

婦人氣得跳腳大罵。罵了許久,高僧也不理會。婦人又開始哀求,高僧仍置若罔聞。婦人終于沈默了。高僧來到門 外,問她︰“你還生氣嗎?”
[The lady was furious and threw a fit. She continued for quite some time, but the monk did not bother with her. The lady start to beg again, he remained silent not doing anything. The lady finally became silent. Monk came to the door, asked her: “You still angry?”]

[Lady said: “I am only angry with myself, how come I would come to this place to suffer this kind of sentence.”]

[“Can’t even forgive yourself, how to have a mind that is calm and still like water?” saying that the monk folded his sleeves and left.

[After a while, the monk asked her again: “Still angry?”]

[“Not angry anymore.” lady replied.


[Angry also no use what.”]

[“Your anger is not gone yet, still suppressed within your heart, later exploded would be more critical.” the monk left again.]

[The monk came to the door for the third time, lady told him: “I am not angry anymore, because it is not worth it to get angry.”]

[“Still know whether it is worthy to get angry or not, there is still doubts in your heart, still some anger roots.” the monk laughed.]

[When the shadow of the monk stood outside the door, the lady asked the monk: “Master, what is anger?”]

[The monk poured the glass of tea onto the floor. The lady looked at it for quite some time, then she understood it. Thanked the monk and left.]

[Why get angry? Anger is the stuff that others exhaled and you received into your mouth, you will feel bad if you swallow it, when you cannot see it, it will be gone.]

[Anger is the stupid act of using other people’s fault to punish yourself.]

[Time is precious, there is endless fortune and happiness to sought after in life, where got enough time to get angry?]

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Deimos’s Thoughts
Deimos gets angry very easily in the past, nowadays, he gets angry quite easily also if he lacks sufficient sleep. Must not get angry … easy to say, bloody hard to achieve …

Deimos Asks
Do you get angry easily?


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  1. 11th April 2008 
    11:06 am         

    said the following:

    Wah….. you dad got some many kind of advises ah?….. nice!!!!

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  3. 11th April 2008 
    11:19 am         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    He got a nice friend who keeps forwarding these stuffs. 🙂

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  5. 11th April 2008 
    12:10 pm         

    said the following:

    honestly, getting angry really never does any good….. it only cause sorrow and problems…. I know… I was someone who get angry easily….. until I realize that my angry has cause lots of problems for my family, friends and myself…… I learn how to control it…. actually, it’s more like I learn how to live with it….. just that, I smile when I am angry…. that helps…. or something like that…… can’t really explain…..

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  7. 11th April 2008 
    1:04 pm         

    said the following:

    I don’t get angry at all. It’s my personality.

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  9. 11th April 2008 
    1:24 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    You are bloody right about that! 😯
    My relationship almost fell apart because of this anger thingie! ➡


    That is pretty amazing! No bubbles produced at all? 😮


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  11. 11th April 2008 
    3:02 pm         

    said the following:

    I don’t angry at all (or very rarely). Even if you deleted my comment on the other post, I was laughing all the way. Hehehe. You’re lucky you got one cool dad. Better heed his advice, my friend. Smiling and laughing your adversaries and frustrations do make you stronger, spice up relationships and make your girlfriends proud. 🙂

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  13. 11th April 2008 
    3:46 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    I deleted your comment on the other post? 😮
    Which post? I do not recall deleting your comments. 😯

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  15. 11th April 2008 
    10:04 pm         

    said the following:

    yo,thx for link bro!!!hahaaha 😈

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  17. 11th April 2008 
    11:58 pm         

    said the following:

    Lol, Deimos, you are a philosopher too!

    This is a great story, the BEST Deimos!


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  19. 12th April 2008 
    2:12 am         

    - c H i E n -
    said the following:

    I guess it’s normal for people to get angry. Who doesn’t anyway? In fact I am really afraid of those who always tell you “it’s ok, it’s alright…” when you know when you have offended them. They are very scary. Because they are not straight forward towards their feelings. And you never know what they are thinking.

    Don’t we always hear people saying that those who are the quietest are the scariest people?

    So, I think if you get angry, show it, let people know but don’t go scolding people like mad or else they will hate you.

    Well like me, I am very straight forward. If I am angry with my friend I just kinda raise my voice a little. But they accept me for the way I am. And they like it the fact that I won’t hide my feelings and honest so they know they are not being backstabbed. That’s nice you know. xD

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  21. 12th April 2008 
    3:07 pm         

    said the following:

    Hehe. It must have been lost in cyberspace and thought I have it submitted. It was about your d*ck sh*t meme tag. LOL.

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  23. 13th April 2008 
    1:01 am         

    said the following:

    Anger is one of those things that I deal with through my son each day. Maybe I need to send him to the monk and get him some help so that he will realize that he doesn’t need to get angry over silly little things. Thank you for your condolences for the loss of my mother. God bless.

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  25. 13th April 2008 
    12:33 pm         

    said the following:

    Nice translation.
    Recently I get depressed or angry easily too. Maybe because I get hungry (cause on diet) or simply because PMS 💡

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  27. 13th April 2008 
    9:41 pm         

    said the following:

    Sometime, it is hard to control our temper. But now, I learn not simply angry on someone cos it harms myself. I just close my eyes and see nothing…

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  29. 14th April 2008 
    10:41 am         

    said the following:

    I don’t usually get angry easily and I notice I got many quality friends. But, I also notice there are some friends who take this advantage because they know I won’t get angry easily.

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  31. 17th April 2008 
    11:59 am         

    Shanker Bakshi
    said the following:

    Good Post – In the past i used to get angry on so many things – by the time i have learned that nothing is as danger as getting angry and ruined which you have just build.

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  33. 4th May 2008 
    3:03 am         

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    said the following:

    […] of doing such things, but with time and experience, anger will never help you. You can read about how to remove anger over at my friend’s Deimos blog, a great story by the […]