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Remember one thing: never do anything in the mood when the poison is possessing you; just wait. When the poison has started changing into its other.... This is one of the basic laws of life: that everything continuously changes into its other. There are periodical changes in you-the good man becomes the bad, the bad man becomes the good; the saint has sinner's moments and the sinner has saintly moments... one has just to wait.
Act when the saint is uppermost-that's all. Don't act when the sinner is uppermost, don't act when anger is uppermost, otherwise you will repent and you will create a chain of reactions and you will get into karma. That's the whole meaning of getting into karma. Do anything when you are in a negative moment and you will be in a chain, and there is no end to it. When you are negative you do something, the other becomes negative, the other is ready to do something-negativity creates more negativity. Negativity provokes more negativity, anger brings more anger, hostility brings more hostility, and things go on and on and on... and people have been entangled with each other for lives together. And they continue!
Wait. When you are angry, this is the moment to meditate. Don't waste this moment-anger is creating such great energy in you, it can destroy. But energy is neutral-the same energy that can destroy, can be creative. Wait. The same energy that can shatter, can shower life-just wait. Waiting and not doing anything in a hurry, one day you will be surprised, seeing the inner change. You were full of anger, and then anger goes on and on and comes to a climax... and then the wheel turns. And you can see the wheel is turning, and the anger is relaxing, and energy is released, and now you are in a positive mood-the creative mood. Now you can do something. Now do. Always wait for the positive.
And what I am saying is not repression. I am not saying to repress the negative, I am saying watch the negative. Remember the difference, a tremendous difference is there. I am not saying sit on top of the negative, forget the negative, do something against it-no. I am not saying that. I am not saying when you are angry, smile-no; that smile is false, ugly, phony. Don't smile when you are angry. Then close the room, keep a mirror in front of you, see your angry face yourself. There is no need to show it to anybody else. It is your business, it is your energy, it is your life, and you have to wait for the right moment. Go on looking in the mirror: see the red face, the red eyes, the murderer there.
Have you ever thought that everybody carries a murderer inside? You also carry a murderer inside. Don't think that the murderer exists somewhere else-somebody else is a murderer who commits a murder-no: everybody has the possibility to commit a murder. You carry the homicidal instinct within you.
Just look in the mirror: these are your climates-you have to be acquainted with them. This is part of the growth towards self-knowledge. You have heard so much, from Socrates to today: 'Know thyself'-but this is the way to know thyself. 'Know thyself' does not mean sit silently and repeat, 'I am Brahma, I am Soul., I am God, I am This'-all nonsense. 'Know thyself' means know all thy climates, all possibilities-the murderer, the sinner, the criminal, the saint, the holy man inside you, the virtue, the god, the devil-know all the climates, the whole range of it, and by knowing it you will be discovering secrets, keys.
You will see that anger cannot be there forever-or can it be? You have not tried it! You try it-it cannot be there forever. If you don't do anything, what is going to happen? Can anger hang there forever and forever? Nothing hangs there forever. Happiness comes and goes, unhappiness comes and goes. Can't you see a simple law?-that everything changes, nothing remains permanent. So why be in a hurry? Anger has come-it will be going. You just wait, have a little patience. Just look in the mirror and wait. Let anger be there, let your face go ugly and murderous-but wait, watch.
Don't repress and don't act according to the anger, and soon you will see that the face is becoming softer, eyes are becoming calmer, the energy is changing-the male turning into female... and soon you will be full of radiance. The same redness that was anger, now is a certain radiance-a beauty on your face, in your eyes. Now go out: the time has come to act.
Act when you are positive. Don't force positivity, wait for the positivity to come on its own. This is the secret-when I say 'learn to transform your poisons into honey' this is what I mean.