Ven. Thubten Chodron - hindrances to practice - anger
- "We can look at it this way: To become Buddhas, we need to practice
patience and tolerance. Doing this is essential; there's no other way
to become a Buddha. Have you ever heard of an irritable or intolerant
Buddha? But with whom can we practice patience? Not with the Buddha,
because he doesn't upset us. Not with our friends, because they're
nice to us. Who gives us the opportunity to practice patience? Who is
so kind and helps us develop that infinitely good quality of
patience? Only a person who harms us. Only our enemy. That is why our
enemy is kinder to us than the Buddha."
~ Ven. Thubten Chodron, "Working With Anger" Snow Lion Publications,
May this be of benefit.