All sorts of hell and demons control an angry person
Excerpted from Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s kuntres on Anger, soon to be published in English.
When one gets angry, all sorts of hell (lit: demons) control him, and even the holy Divine Presence doesn’t stand by his side.
And the soul, which is a part of Godliness, dwells within the person, and at the time of anger, the fire of anger enters the person, and this causes the Divine Presence and the Godly soul to leave the person.
And the Divine Presence says: “He and I cannot dwell together.”
And even more so, that by a person getting angry, he can easily fall into more severe and grave sins. Every person has seven branches, which are (two) ears, (two) eye, (two) nostrils and a mouth, that correlate to the seven branches of the Menorah.
And when a person prays on the topic of overcoming anger, he merits that his face shines, and always looks lucid and pure. And by doing this, he guards all the holy oils located in the human brain, just like the oil in the Beit HaMikdash, that was pure from all impurities.
And every time a challenge arises, where we even start just thinking angrily, [we should] immediately ward it off, with all force, and to merit to speak gently, even though they angered me.
And then, a person merits the radiance of the Divine countenance, and to guard the oils with great holiness.
Prayer #680: To not even get angry in our minds
TO MERIT TO NOT LOSE THE LIGHT OF THE DIVINE PRESENCE, AND THE GODLY SOUL. AND TO GUARD THE PURITY OF THE HOLY OILS, AND THE RADIANCE OF THE DIVINE COUNTENANCE. AND TO OVERCOME ANGER, EVEN IN OUR MINDS.
“You who tears himself apart in his anger, will the earth be abandoned for your sake?” (Job 18:4)
Simply, every time we get angry we lose the Divine Presence and Godly souls, and then the Divine Presence says: “He and I cannot dwell together.”
Please Hashem, give me the merit to not lose the holy Divine Presence, as a result of even a single angry thought. Because as a result of this, all sorts of hell (lit: demons) control him, because all of the blood boils, and then it’s possible to transgress even more severe and grave sins.
Please Hashem, “deliver me from the wicked one’s hand, from the palm of the schemer and the violent one,” so that he shouldn’t devour our souls, and he shouldn’t make our lucid and pure face turn sour. And we should merit to have the pure, lucid and refined menorah, us and all of Your nation, Beit Yisroel.
Because through anger, a person loses the seven branches of the menorah, in an aspect of the Greeks, who defiled all of the oils.
Please Hashem, merit us that we no longer defile the oils of the Beit HaMikdash (Holy Temple) through anger, and that we should always guard the purity of the oils, and the purity of the radiance of the Divine Countenance, and we should always have lucid and pure faces.
And if, for Heaven’s sake, anger will come upon us, we should immediately overcome it and eradicate it from ourselves.
Please Hashem, merit us to destroy the anger from within ourselves, and that we should no longer stumble into anger again, not even a thought of anger. Rather, we should always restrain ourselves and remain silent, and always speak gently, even if they make me angry.
I shall never get angry again.