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Vyāpāda  ill-will
One of the five hindrances (nīvaraṇa)
One whose heart is overwhelmed by unrestrained covetousness will do what he should not do and neglect what he ought to do. And through that, his good name and his happiness will come to ruin. One whose heart is overwhelmed by ill-will… by sloth and torpor… by restlessness and remorse… by sceptical doubt will do what he should not do and neglect what he ought to do. And through that, his good name and his happiness will come to ruin. But if a noble disciple has seen these five as defilements of the mind, he will give them up. And doing so, he is regarded as one of great wisdom, of abundant wisdom, clear-visioned, well endowed with wisdom. This is called “endowment with wisdom.” (AN 4:61)
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This book from BPS Pariyatti Editions—which co-publishes classic and contemporary titles from the Buddhist Publication Society (Sri Lanka)—is the most esteemed commentary in all of Pāli literature. The Path of Purification, or Visuddhimagga, is a systematic examination and condensation of Buddhist doctrine and meditation technique. The various teachings of the Buddha, found throughout the Pāli Canon, are organized in a clear, comprehensive manner.
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People remain intoxicated to the defilements. I generate anger, I become miserable. Whenever we generate anger, hatred, ill-will, the body sensations--[there is a] lot of heat. Palpitation starts, tension gets built up, misery. I'm creating misery for myself, without knowing what's happening inside. When anger comes, "Oh, somebody has insulted me, or something undesirable has happened." That keeps on rotating, rolling in my so-called conscious mind, which is parita citta, a very small part of the mind that keeps on going, "Oh, it so happened, it so happened, it so happened, so-and-so insulted me, so-and-so insulted me." You are giving more fuel to this fire of anger that you have generated, one doesn't know all that. All the time, if one starts looking towards oneself, as all the sages, and saints, and seers of the world have said, "Know thyself." That is the solution of all our problems, know thyself.

The above is an excerpt from The Science of Mind and Matter, a talk given by our late Vipassana teacher S.N. Goenka at the Insights from an Ancient Tradition 2000 conference, held at Vipassana Meditation Center Dhamma Dhara. 
Recordings from Insights from an Ancient Tradition is available for download and streaming; various addresses have been transcribed as well.
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The Treasures of Pariyatti section is a section where we preserve texts and other forms of media that have gone out of print or are otherwise in danger of being lost to the ravages of time.
It's where you can find scans and rebuilt copies of The Light of the Dhamma, a magazine that was published in Burma around the era of the 6th Buddhist Council (the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana) in the mid-1950s.  
The invaluable writings published in The Light of the Dhamma were of the hand of many Mahatheras (senior bhikkhus, great elders), including the Venerable Ledi Sayādaw. Some articles included updates on the Council’s activities in regard to the recitation (interesting reads for gratitude and historical reasons); the majority examine aspects of the Buddha’s teachings and their practical application in day-to-day life.
In the light of this newsletter’s theme, the hindrance ill-will, it is worthwhile having a look at Volume VII, Number 1. It contains the interesting article Discipline for the Layman By Soma Thera, Vijirārāma, from which the excerpt below:
A follower of the Buddha cannot resort to violence to gain his ends. Not only is violence wrong in the Buddha’s teaching but also anger, which is near to violence. For anyone who appreciates the moderate way of life, the life that is free from extremes, it is a sign of failure in right practice to fall into ill-will, anger, or indignation. Hate of every kind clouds the mind, hinders clear understanding, and deprives one of the power to reach sane decisions. Anger has an intoxicating quality. The man who is angry is in some respects like a drunken person. He is not sober.
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Daily Words
Kodhaṃ jahe vippajaheyya mānaṃ,
saṃyojanaṃ sabbamatikkameyya.
Taṃ nāmarūpasmimasajjamānaṃ
akiñcanaṃ nānupatanti dukkhā.
One should give up anger, renounce pride,
and overcome all fetters.
Suffering never befalls one
who clings not to mind and body and is detached.
Dhammapada 17.221

The Dhammapada: The Buddha's Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita
Anatthajanano doso,
doso cittappakopano;
bhayamantarato jātaṃ
taṃ jano nāvabujjhati.
Hate brings great misfortune,
hate churns up and harms the mind;
this fearful danger deep within
most people do not understand.
Itivuttaka 3.88

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika
Na paro paraṃ nikubbetha
nātimaññetha katthaci na kañci,
byārosanā paṭighasaññā
nāññamaññassa dukkhamiccheyya.
Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.
Sutta Nipāta 1.148
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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