Four Types of Angry People! (Post No.2952)


Article Written by London swaminathan

Date: 8 July 2016

Post No. 2952

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Sanskrit is the only ancient language in the world, where we can read about anything under the sun. Though Greek literature comes closer to Sanskrit in its contents there is nothing before 800 BCE in Greek language. And we don’t have a law book like Manu’s, a sex manual like Kamasutra, a linguistics book like Yaska’s or a grammar book like that of Panini’s. Hebrew, Chinese, Latin and Tamil can’t come anywhere near Sanskrit.


We have Sanskrit words and sentences in documents and inscriptions from 1400 BCE – an indisputable archaeological proof. Even training the horse is mentioned in the Boghazkoi inscriptions dated around 1400 BCE. Tamil inscriptions are available from 300 BCE, that too with Sanskrit and Prakrit words only.


Here are some Sanskrit couplets from Manu and others:–



Uttama, Madhhyama, Adhama and Papi


Uttame sa kshanam kopo madhyame ghatikaadwayam

Adhame sydahoraatram paapishtee maranaantaka:


Good people won’t feel the anger for more than a moment.

People in the next rank – not so good, but O.K—will feel the anger for 48 minutes (i.e. for two ghatikaas; a ghatikaa is 24 minutes).

People at the lower level, will be angry for 24 hours (Aha:+raatri).

But the sinners (paapishta:) will keep the anger till they die.

Those who feel the anger over an incident for ever are sinners! That is the message it gives.


Tamil poet Tiru valluvar also says, “The anger of a person who has reached the pinnacle of goodness will not last even for a moment”. – Kural 29

Beware of the fury of the patient man, says John Dryden


Manu on Anger:–


Manu, the oldest Law Maker, (his name is in the oldest book in the world, the Rig Veda), lists the eight bad qualities that come out of anger:

Paisunam saahasam droha iirshyaarsuuyaarthaduushanam

Vaagdandajam sa paarushyam krodajopi ganoshtakah

Manu 7-48

Slander, physical violence, malice, envy, resentment, destruction of property, verbal abuse and assault are the eight vices born out of anger.


Durvaasa – synonym of anger!


In Hindu literature Durvasa’s name is synonymous with anger. He din’t even wait for a minute to curse anyone. He was notes for his uncontrollable temper. Many fell under his curses. He cursed Sakuntalaa for keeping him waiting at the door, and so caused the separation between her and King Dushyanta. But whne he was happy he gave boons as well. Kunti got a boon from him and became a mother by the sun.


He cursed Indra for showing disrespect to the garland he presented to Indra. Devas went to Vishnu and he arranged the Samudra Martha – Churning of the Ocean —  at last the demons were overpowered. When Krishna forgot to wipe his foot he cursed him and foretold Krishna how he would die. ‘Durvasa’ means ill clothed. Probably his dirty clothe is his anger!


My old articles on ANGER:–


Win Anger by serenity, wickedness by Virtue (Post No. 2568)

Compiled  by London Swaminathan, Date: 23 February 2016


When angry, count a hundred! (Post No 2565)Date: 22 February 2016


Conquer Evil Doers by Saintliness, Anger by peacefulness (Post No. 2839)

Date: 25 May 2016

Sringeri Acharya’s Advice on Anger Management! Compiled  by London Swaminathan,  Date: 22 September 2015