Rage

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Rage (Skt. krodha; Tib. ཁྲོ་བ་, Wyl. khro ba) — one of the fifty-one mental states defined in Abhidharma literature. According to the Compendium of Abhidharma, it belongs to the subgroup of the twenty subsidiary destructive emotions.

Definitions

In the Khenjuk, Mipham Rinpoche says:

  • Tib. ཁྲོ་བ་ནི་ཁོང་ཁྲོ་འཕེལ་ཏེ་བརྡེག་པ་སོགས་གནོད་པ་དངོས་སུ་ཤོམ་པར་བྱེད་པའོ།
  • Rage is increased anger. It causes one to actually start preparing to harm others, such as by hitting them. (Rigpa Translations)
  • Fury is the increase of anger. It causes one to prepare to harm others, such as by hitting them. (Erik Pema Kunsang)

Alternative Translations

  • Aggressive anger (Padmakara)
  • Aggression (David Karma Choepel)
  • Anger (Gyurme Dorje)
  • Belligerence (Tony Duff)