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Thread: Do we eradicate emotions or develop love and compassion?

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    Emotions are valuable tools if they are neutrally observed without getting hypnotized by them. We don't have to believe every emo energy that rises up, and we benefit if we view these movements of energy as indicators of the quality of our relationship with the appearances, circumstances, and patterns of existence.

    Compassion arises naturally in direct proportion to the degree of clarity we've cultivated re: the nature of existence - and when we begin to see how trapped living beings are in non-beneficial patterns of unaware agitated reactivity to the appearances, circumstances, and patterns of existence.

    Contentment and joy (bliss) arise naturally in direct proportion to the degree of clarity and compassion we've cultivated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_trike #11:
    Contentment and joy (bliss) arise naturally in direct proportion to the degree of clarity and compassion we've cultivated.
    Beautifull and true...,

    Thanks Pink


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    My teacher has explained to me that in Tibetan there is a word which describes emotion - " zagche " - which means "contaminated" or "stained," which acknowledges our emotions being permeated by confusion or duality.

    Our emotions do not have some kind of inherently real existence - they are impermanent and dualistic, in spite of how enduring and real they may appear to us at certain moments

    This means that everything we create through our emotions is, in the end, completely futile and ultimately painful, which is why making decisions based on how we feel is so fraught.

    Through meditation we can to loosen the grip that our emotions have on us, and the obsessions we have because of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to andyrobyn:
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    Well stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to srivijaya:
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    Thanks Kris,

    I have been for some years on this... I have no rush to "do more" about this, because, in my case, this is not so easy.

    Namaste


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    Keep watching as the storm clouds pass.

    Namaste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to Daozen:
    from post #16

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    From THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS - on RATIONALITY AND EMOTION

    Teachings by Ajahn Sumedho ... online here URL

    " Perfect emotional maturity comprises Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration. It is present when one is not caught in fluctuations and vicissitudes, where one has balance and clarity and is able to be receptive and sensitive. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aloka-D #6:

    So we practice loving kindness and compassion and develop awareness, equanimity and wisdom. There is no need to consciously try to eradicate or suppress emotions, with correct practice they lessen gradually.
    Very true Aloka.


    Gail

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    Refining our perception of existence has the effect of refining our emotions.

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