On the topic of experiencing strong emotions like anger and how different that seems than being calm and loving, Rinpoche said that one should not try to suppress or avoid anger, but one should add ‘space’ to the anger or experience the space around the anger. ‘Bigger space’ is the practice to apply.
Continuing the day’s earlier theme of practical application of the Buddhadharma, someone asked him how to deal with a person who had lied. Rinpoche said that one should have loving kindness toward that person, but not toward the negative action of lying itself. So rather than just accepting or rejecting the person and his or her negative action, practice compassion for the person without condoning or rejecting the negative deed.