Guilt, in Buddhist psychology, is defined as a kind of self-hatred. It is another form of anger. If we are motivated by guilt at what we feel, it will drain all of our energy; it does not give us the strength to reach out to help others. We ourselves take center stage when we are in the state of guilt.
- Sharon Salzberg, "A Quiver of the Heart"
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