“Tiger Tamer Arhat”

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The ‘Tiger Tamer’ Arhat tells us how to subdue our inner tiger.  The tiger represents the passions or anger; one story of the Tiger-Tamer says that there had been a tiger harassing a town; when the Tiger-Taming Arhat arrived in the area, he suggested feeding the tiger to prevent its depredations.  With the Arhat’s compassion and virtues, the tiger thus became tame!  Passions or anger can’t be ceased by violence, but the power of compassion and stillness.