Is anger ever justified? Explain your answer and follow your logic to its conclusion including a discussion of the karmic consequences. Use quotes from Shantideva to support your arguments.
Review verses 24 – 27 where Shantideva notes that anger arises by itself, it arises from causes and conditions. People don’t try to become angry, they don’t make an effort to become angry, it just happens naturally. Do you agree with Shantideva? Do you think individuals are personally responsible for their anger? If so, why? What about for controlling their anger? How does this perspective on anger give rise to love and compassion?