Anger: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York Public Library Lectures in Humanities)

3.57 avg rating
( 116 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195169751: Anger: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York Public Library Lectures in Humanities)

Heated words, cool malice, deadly feuds, the furious rush of adrenaline-anger is clearly the most destructive of the seven deadly sins. It can ruin families, wreck one's health, destroy peace of mind and, at its worst, lead to murder, genocide, and war.

In Anger, Robert A. F. Thurman, best-selling author and one of America's leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy, offers an illuminating look at this deadliest of sins. In the West, Thurman points out, anger is seen as an inevitable part of life, an evil to be borne, not overcome. There is the tradition of the wrathful God, of Jesus driving the money-changers from the temple. If God can be angry, how can men rid themselves of this destructive emotion? Thurman shows that Eastern philosophy sees anger differently. Certainly, it is a dreadful evil, one of the "three poisons" that underlie all human suffering. But Buddhism teaches that anger can be overcome. Indeed, the defeat of anger is not only possible, but also the only thing worth doing in a lifetime. Thurman shows how to recognize the destructiveness of anger and understand its workings, and how we can go from being a slave to anger to becoming "a knight of patience." We discover finally that when this deadliest emotion is transmuted by wisdom, it can become the most powerful force in freeing us from human suffering.

Drawing on the time-tested wisdom of Buddhism, Robert A. F. Thurman ranges from the individual struggle with anger to global crises spurred by dogmatic ideologies, religious fanaticism, and racial prejudice. He offers a path of calm understanding in a time of terrorism and war.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Robert A. F. Thurman holds the first endowed chair in Buddhist Studies in the West, the Jey Tsong Khapa Chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. He has studied Tibetan Buddhism for almost thirty yeas as a personal student of His Holiness the Dali Lama. President of Tibet House US, he has lectured all over the world and is a prolific translator and writer of both scholarly and popular works, including the national bestseller, Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness.

Review:


"What midsummer night's feast would be digestible without Francine Prose's Gluttony; what weekend jaunt to your best friend's chateau would be survivable without Joseph Epstein's Envy? And you'll need Wendy Wasserstein's Sloth (wickedly subtitled 'And How to Get It') while you're struggling out of your deck chair."--O, The Oprah Magazine (on the series)


"Whimsically packaged exminations of Lust by Simon Blackburn, Gluttony by Francine Prsoe, Envy by Joseph Epstein, Anger by Robert Thurman, Greed by Phyllis Tickle, Sloth by Wendy Wasserstein and Pride by Michael Eric Dyson become playgrounds for cultural reflection by authors and playwrights in Oxford's Seven Deadly Sins series."--Publishers Weekly (on the series)


"From little books come great hopes for the future of mankind!"--Susan Salter Reynolds, The Los Angeles Times Book Review


"Anyone can benefit from Robert Thurman's masterful and engaging guide to grappling with that deadly emotion, anger. In Anger, Thurman brilliantly offers heart advice from ancient inner sciences that can help us all as we endure the maddening grind of modern life." --Daniel Goleman, author of Destructive Emotions


"Anger is a brilliant elucidation of how to transform the blindness of compulsive anger into sustained energy for change. Anyone who has been challenged by resentment, disappointment, impatience or rage would benefit from reading this book." --Sharon Salzberg, author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience


"This brilliant, passionate, supple and profound book is the most formidable exploration and analysis of anger that I have ever read, and a small masterpiece of psychological and spiritual truth. I cannot recommend it highly enough." --Andrew Harvey, author of The Direct Path and The Sun at Midnight


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

THURMAN
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0195169751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Robert A. F. Thurman
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
pickabook
(san francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000173009

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Thurman, Robert
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VU-9780195169751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Robert A. F. Thurman
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 180 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Heated words, cool malice, deadly feuds, the furious rush of adrenaline-anger is clearly the most destructive of the seven deadly sins. It can ruin families, wreck one s health, destroy peace of mind and, at its worst, lead to murder, genocide, and war. In Anger, Robert A. F. Thurman, best-selling author and one of America s leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy, offers an illuminating look at this deadliest of sins. In the West, Thurman points out, anger is seen as an inevitable part of life, an evil to be borne, not overcome. There is the tradition of the wrathful God, of Jesus driving the money-changers from the temple. If God can be angry, how can men rid themselves of this destructive emotion? Thurman shows that Eastern philosophy sees anger differently. Certainly, it is a dreadful evil, one of the three poisons that underlie all human suffering. But Buddhism teaches that anger can be overcome. Indeed, the defeat of anger is not only possible, but also the only thing worth doing in a lifetime.Thurman shows how to recognize the destructiveness of anger and understand its workings, and how we can go from being a slave to anger to becoming a knight of patience. We discover finally that when this deadliest emotion is transmuted by wisdom, it can become the most powerful force in freeing us from human suffering. Drawing on the time-tested wisdom of Buddhism, Robert A. F. Thurman ranges from the individual struggle with anger to global crises spurred by dogmatic ideologies, religious fanaticism, and racial prejudice. He offers a path of calm understanding in a time of terrorism and war. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780195169751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Thurman, Robert
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780195169751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Robert A. F. Thurman
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 180 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Heated words, cool malice, deadly feuds, the furious rush of adrenaline-anger is clearly the most destructive of the seven deadly sins. It can ruin families, wreck one s health, destroy peace of mind and, at its worst, lead to murder, genocide, and war. In Anger, Robert A. F. Thurman, best-selling author and one of America s leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy, offers an illuminating look at this deadliest of sins. In the West, Thurman points out, anger is seen as an inevitable part of life, an evil to be borne, not overcome. There is the tradition of the wrathful God, of Jesus driving the money-changers from the temple. If God can be angry, how can men rid themselves of this destructive emotion? Thurman shows that Eastern philosophy sees anger differently. Certainly, it is a dreadful evil, one of the three poisons that underlie all human suffering. But Buddhism teaches that anger can be overcome. Indeed, the defeat of anger is not only possible, but also the only thing worth doing in a lifetime.Thurman shows how to recognize the destructiveness of anger and understand its workings, and how we can go from being a slave to anger to becoming a knight of patience. We discover finally that when this deadliest emotion is transmuted by wisdom, it can become the most powerful force in freeing us from human suffering. Drawing on the time-tested wisdom of Buddhism, Robert A. F. Thurman ranges from the individual struggle with anger to global crises spurred by dogmatic ideologies, religious fanaticism, and racial prejudice. He offers a path of calm understanding in a time of terrorism and war. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780195169751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Thurman, Robert A. F.
Published by Oxford University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0195169751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Thurman, Robert A. F.
Published by U.S.A.: Oxford University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Hardcover Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
bainebridge booksellers
(bronx, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Language: eng Language: eng. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15303514852

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Robert A. F. Thurman
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 180 x 132 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Heated words, cool malice, deadly feuds, the furious rush of adrenaline-anger is clearly the most destructive of the seven deadly sins. It can ruin families, wreck one s health, destroy peace of mind and, at its worst, lead to murder, genocide, and war. In Anger, Robert A. F. Thurman, best-selling author and one of America s leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy, offers an illuminating look at this deadliest of sins. In the West, Thurman points out, anger is seen as an inevitable part of life, an evil to be borne, not overcome. There is the tradition of the wrathful God, of Jesus driving the money-changers from the temple. If God can be angry, how can men rid themselves of this destructive emotion? Thurman shows that Eastern philosophy sees anger differently. Certainly, it is a dreadful evil, one of the three poisons that underlie all human suffering. But Buddhism teaches that anger can be overcome. Indeed, the defeat of anger is not only possible, but also the only thing worth doing in a lifetime.Thurman shows how to recognize the destructiveness of anger and understand its workings, and how we can go from being a slave to anger to becoming a knight of patience. We discover finally that when this deadliest emotion is transmuted by wisdom, it can become the most powerful force in freeing us from human suffering. Drawing on the time-tested wisdom of Buddhism, Robert A. F. Thurman ranges from the individual struggle with anger to global crises spurred by dogmatic ideologies, religious fanaticism, and racial prejudice. He offers a path of calm understanding in a time of terrorism and war. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780195169751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Robert A. F. Thurman
ISBN 10: 0195169751 ISBN 13: 9780195169751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0195169751BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book