Awareness – Antidote for Ungovernable Emotions

​The art of transcending the mundane

This post is generally about the nature of human emotions. In life, we are all programmed to react to different situations and circumstances in a certain way. This is the best explanation of the concept of “one size fits all” fallacy that I have touched on in a different post.
From whence does the human emotions arise? This is the only question that no psychologist, philosopher or even the most learned scientist can answer. The spiritual sleep of a person basically manifests itself in the form of conditioned kind of reflexes in terms of emotions and feelings. This implies that one lacks the capacity to remain rooted in a certain unfathomable center inside of themselves that is the source of permanent inner peace and bliss that remain unalterable even in the face of the greatest adversity.

A Zen student came to Bankei [a Guru] and complained: “Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it permanently?”

“You have something very strange, my son,” replied Bankei. “Please let me see what you have.”

“Just now I cannot show it to you,” replied the Zen student.

“When can you show it to me?” asked Bankei.

“It arises unexpectedly,” replied the student.

“Then,” concluded Bankei, “it must not be your own true innate nature. If it were, you could illustrate it to me at any time. When you were born you did not have it, and your parents did not give it to you. Think that over.”

6 thoughts on “Awareness – Antidote for Ungovernable Emotions

  1. And what a tragedy that so much effort in the world is made to nurture anger instead of patience, tolerance, love, and forgiveness… If indeed energy never goes away but only changes forms, why don’t we spend that precious gift sharing it with others instead of conjuring demons?

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  2. Because the entire system is designed as a chain ladder where one man has to be another man’s game. The psychologist, scientist and the local theologian will not have bread and butter to feed their families. This is the nature of all systems of all kinds and in all places in the world – to create delusions that breed dependency. The deceived and the deceiver are both in the same movie. Me and you are watching that most interesting movie. Haha!

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