1 Understand, then, the power of anger, that it is senseless.

2 First, it arouses by spoken word; then by actions it gives strength to the one who is aroused, by sharp losses it perturbs his mind, and thus arouses his soul with great anger.

3 When anyone speaks against you, do not be moved to anger; and if anyone praises you as being kind, do not be elated, nor be carried away, neither by pleasure nor by shame.

4 First it is pleasant to hear and thus it sharpens the mind to be sensitive to some provocation; and then when anyone is aroused by anger, it makes him suppose his self-esteem is justified.

5 If you suffer a loss, if you undergo the destruction of anything, do not become alarmed, my children, because this spirit makes one desire what is transitory in order that he might be made angry over what he is missing.

6 If you lose something, by your own action or otherwise, do not be sorrowful, for grief arouses anger as well as deceit.

7 Anger and lying together are a double-edged evil, and they assist one another in order to disturb the heart. And when the soul is continually perturbed, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 withdraws from it and Beliar rules it.