Modern science describes anger as a primary, natural emotion experienced when feeling threatened. It is stated too, that anger has been a tool in survival of man. Evolutionarily, feeling angered has enabled man to stand up to injustice, to defend himself and his loved ones from harm, and to protect his possessions. Mild irritability\/anger may also be experienced, it is stated, when one\u2019s basic needs of food, shelter, rest, and sex are not met. The emotion of anger is expressed as behavioural patterns ranging from mild verbal-expression of distaste, aggressive verbal-expressions (yelling,) or aggressive physical-expressions that may cause harm to oneself\/property\/others. While modern science agrees that behavioural expression of anger is preferable to pent-up anger as far as health goes, it also agrees that management of anger is imperative to sound physical wellness as well as social harmony. While modern science agrees that the emotion of anger is natural, it also adds that anger is largely, a negative emotion that causes more harm than good. The negative emotion is harmful for two basic reasons \u2013 A. Anger is accompanied by a gamut of physiological reactions including increased heart-rate, increased blood pressure, and increased hormonal output (adrenaline, primarily,) that can lead to illnesses, and B. Increased emotional responsiveness. In other words, human rationale takes flight when anger is experienced, resulting in undesirable expressions of aggression. The Bhagavadg\u012bt\u0101 summarizes the consequences of anger most succinctly \u2013 \u0915\u094d\u0930\u094b\u0927\u093e\u0926\u094d\u092d\u0935\u0924\u093f \u0938\u0902\u092e\u094b\u0939\u0903 \u0938\u0902\u092e\u094b\u0939\u093e\u0924\u094d\u0938\u094d\u092e\u0943\u0924\u093f\u0935\u093f\u092d\u094d\u0930\u092e\u0903\u0964 \u0938\u094d\u092e\u0943\u0924\u093f\u092d\u094d\u0930\u0902\u0936\u093e\u0926\u094d\u092c\u0941\u0926\u094d\u0927\u093f\u0928\u093e\u0936\u094b \u092c\u0941\u0926\u094d\u0927\u093f\u0928\u093e\u0936\u093e\u0924\u094d\u092a\u094d\u0930\u0923\u0936\u094d\u092f\u0924\u093f\u0965 krodh\u0101dbhavati sa\u1e41moha\u1e25 sa\u1e41moh\u0101tsm\u1e5btivibhrama\u1e25| sm\u1e5btibhra\u1e41\u015b\u0101dbuddhin\u0101\u015bo buddhin\u0101\u015b\u0101tpra\u1e47a\u015byati|| Bhagavadg\u012bt\u0101, 2.63 From anger proceeds delusion and there from, forgetfulness (of right and wrong.) From such forgetfulness is born decay of discrimination, and ultimately destruction. In the Sundara-k\u0101\u1e47\u1e0da of \u015ar\u012bmadv\u0101lm\u012bkir\u0101m\u0101ya\u1e47a is found a practical explication of this particular \u015bloka. Hanum\u0101n set out for Lanka, singularly focused on finding S\u012bt\u0101. Insurmountable obstacles mar His path and He conquers them with admirable shrewness and grit, leaving the devas astonished. He reached the shores of Lanka and finds himself confronted by La\u1e45ki\u1e47\u012b, an irascible and scornful sentinel, who lands Him a blow heedless of properiety. Hanum\u0101n is enraged, but not enough to lose perspective. Bridling anger and recognizing she was no match for His strenght, He castigates her just enough to gain entry. He scoures every inch of the land, fervently seeking S\u012bt\u0101. After an arduous search He manages to meet S\u012bt\u0101, converse with Her and to allay Her fears. He then decides to meet with R\u0101va\u1e47a so He may afford wise counsel. Hence, He submits Himself willingly to the humiliation of being bound by the vile R\u0101k\u1e63asas. He enters the court like a lion does the forest, striking fear in R\u0101va\u1e47a\u2019s heart. He thunders, \u2018Set S\u012bt\u0101 free if you wish to live!\u2019 Enraged R\u0101va\u1e47a decrees Hanum\u0101n be slain. Calm and composed, Hanum\u0101n stands unfazed. Vibh\u012b\u1e63a\u1e47a, R\u0101va\u1e47a\u2019s noble brother rushes to Hanum\u0101n\u2019s aid. Upon interecession R\u0101va\u1e47a decides to have Hanum\u0101\u2019s tail set on fire. Hanum\u0101n is paraded around the city like a petty thief, bound in nothing but tattered rags, His tail a bright orange from the flame. Hanum\u0101n goes along merrily, neither humiliated nor angered. He serveiles the city, unmindful of a burgeoning flame His tail housed! Hanum\u0101n had now had enough. He decides to torment the R\u0101k\u1e63asas now. He leaps up into the sky, and begins setting fire to every single house in the vicinity. Fire spreads like a forest-fire in the wind, to envelop the entire city. Hanum\u0101n douses his tail in the ocean and turns to face the city that had been burned to the ground. He is overcome by remorse. Fear ceases His being contemplating S\u012bt\u0101 too may have perished in the fire. He muses, \u0927\u0928\u094d\u092f\u093e\u0938\u094d\u0924\u0947 \u092a\u0941\u0930\u0941\u0937\u0936\u094d\u0930\u0947\u0937\u094d\u0920\u093e \u092f\u0947 \u092c\u0941\u0926\u094d\u0927\u094d\u092f\u093e \u0915\u094b\u092a\u092e\u0941\u0924\u094d\u0925\u093f\u0924\u092e\u094d\u0964 \u0928\u093f\u0930\u0941\u0928\u094d\u0927\u0928\u094d\u0924\u093f \u092e\u0939\u093e\u0924\u094d\u092e\u093e\u0928\u094b \u0926\u0940\u092a\u094d\u0924\u092e\u0917\u094d\u0928\u093f\u092e\u093f\u0935\u093e\u092e\u094d\u092d\u0938\u093e\u0965 dhany\u0101ste puru\u1e63a\u015bre\u1e63\u1e6dh\u0101 ye buddhy\u0101 kopamutthitam| nirundhanti mah\u0101tm\u0101no d\u012bptamagnimiv\u0101mbhas\u0101|| Sundarak\u0101\u1e47\u1e0dam, 55.4 Blessed indeed are the superiour souls who douse rising anger in the cool waters of the intellect. Hanum\u0101n goes on to point out, \u0915\u094d\u0930\u0941\u0926\u094d\u0927\u0903 \u092a\u093e\u092a\u0902 \u0928\u0930\u0903 \u0915\u0941\u0930\u094d\u092f\u093e\u0924\u094d \u0915\u094d\u0930\u0941\u0926\u094d\u0927\u094b \u0939\u0928\u094d\u092f\u093e\u0926\u094d\u0917\u0941\u0930\u0942\u0928\u092a\u093f\u0964 \u0915\u094d\u0930\u0941\u0926\u094d\u0927\u0903 \u092a\u0930\u0941\u0937\u092f\u093e \u0935\u093e\u091a\u093e \u0928\u0930\u0903 \u0938\u093e\u0927\u0942\u0928\u0927\u093f\u0915\u094d\u0937\u093f\u092a\u0947\u0924\u094d\u0965 kruddha\u1e25 p\u0101pa\u1e41 nara\u1e25 kury\u0101t kruddho hany\u0101dgur\u016bnapi| kruddha\u1e25 paru\u1e63ay\u0101 v\u0101c\u0101 nara\u1e25 s\u0101dh\u016bnadhik\u1e63ipet|| Sundarak\u0101\u1e47\u1e0dam, 55.5 The enraged man commits gravest of sins. He slays His preceptor and reviles the noble with vitriol.