When you are angry, become aware whether this anger is real, or you are just acting. The device is to create a dislocation, a discontinuity between you and the anger.
When you are angry you become so involved, that you lose yourself in anger. If you start asking, “Is this anger real?” The purpose of this question is to keep a little distance. Only then can you see whether it is real or not. From every aspect, from this corner and that corner, from behind and from the front ask, “Is this anger real?”
But anger cannot remain there if you are looking at it from all around. Anger can remain there only if you are absent. This looking for anger’s reality makes you present, alert and aware—and that’s the end of the whole game. The anger starts disappearing like smoke.
So whatever feels right to you, that method has to be followed. Or you can try all the methods at different times—because the whole day there are problems: sometimes you are miserable, sometimes you are angry, sometimes you are sad, sometimes you are feeling dull, sometimes you are feeling meaningless, sometimes you are feeling in great love and sometimes in great hate. You are such a marketplace, and the shops remain open twenty-four hours, day in, day out.
Just use any method of creating distance, and you will be amazed: this anger that has tortured you so much simply disappears, because you start looking for its roots, or you start looking for the person who is angry, or you start looking at all the aspects of the anger. You forget all about the person toward whom your anger was arrowed; your whole attention is focused now on the reality or unreality of anger itself. These are experienced, absolutely valid methods of transforming your mind into no-mind.