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Postby waechter418 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:24 pm

Particular Projection/Reflection (P/R) modes engender particular emotions.

Being aberrations of Will the force of creation, and Love the force that unites (relates) its manifestations - emotions may be considered weak forces.
Strong force arises in the P/R equation of Will & Love

Emotions tend to distort and impede the operations of mind – markedly those regarding its Self-realization.

There are probably as many emotions as there are P/R varieties, although some, like envy & jealousy, emanate from similar confusions.

Concerning Self-realization, the most misleading emotions are wishes & hopes, as they stir the belief of Homo to be able to be someone else than he is.

Like all his weaknesses, Homo justifies his emotions too, claiming that they are essential for his survival as well as for being human, which might also be the reason for his belief that emotions make up a “person” (Latin: actors mask). A belief which has reached religious scales, considering that all the lost, the losers & those who want to play a role in life, make – with the help of media & commerce – ever more spectacles of their emotions, thus turning them into the most popular and successful self-deception-tool of modern times.

A fatal emotion is fear, as it impedes the interactivity of psyche & soma, and thus can paralyze the mind.
(An effective way to get rid of fear is doing everything that provokes and drives it to its limits.)

When emotions become too much for Homo to handle, his psychologists & moralists place them into sub-conscious & sinful regions, thus enabling to regard himself as their victim.
(Sub-consciousness denotes here a garbage disposal or dungeon of mind)

However, emotions can be useful too, when scorn and anger arise, inflaming the desire to get rid of this mess - and if they are joined by pride and the lust to fight, the much the better, as they enable to attack vigorous and joyful all that which obstructs Self-realization.
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Re: Emotions

Postby Prismatic567 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:41 am

The 'purpose' of primary and secondary emotions [etymologically, emote = to move] are to facilitate survival of the individual[s] and reproduction to ensure the preservation of the species.

e.g. love and happiness [from pleasure] are triggered to facilitate reproduction and tendering of offsprings.
Fear is triggered to avoid threats to premature death, thus facilitate survival.

Non-human emotions are driven by instincts. Human emotions whilst triggered by instincts need to be modulated to align with optimal survival and reproduction. As Aristotle advocated for anger (is generic to all emotions);

    Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. - Aristotle

Emotions are a problem when taken to the extreme and deviated from its original purpose. Unmodulated anger can lead to war and the consequences of untold sufferings to human beings.
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Re: Emotions

Postby WilliamL » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:14 am

Emotional reactions are coded in our gene.They helped our species by producing quick reactions to threat, reward, and everything in between in their environments. Fear motivates us to run away from danger . Sadness motivates us to withdraw and heal from a loss. Anger motivates us to take or protect what is ours.
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Re: Emotions

Postby waechter418 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:18 pm

Oriental, foremost Hindu, Taoist & Buddhist thinkers, developed and taught during millennia a vast variety of techniques to control, reduce and eradicate emotions. Practitioners of these methods claim living a much fuller and more humanistic life.
In the Occident* obviously still prevails the myth that emotions are predetermined by genesis & genetics and thus could and ought neither be eliminated nor controlled.
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Re: Emotions

Postby UrGod » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:01 pm

It’s not about removing or overcoming emotions. That’s just a silly narcotic.

It’s about removing and overcoming emotional reactivity. Integrate emotion proper with your reason and mental universe. And with your body. When you do this emotionality actually increases tenfold.

I happen to know what emotions are. Eastern mystics and religious idiots don’t. They’re basically afraid of their own truths, and trying to impose a slavery on themselves, a forced and false stoicism.

Good thing the earth doesn’t give a shit for that nonsense.
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