Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.acadun.com
4th December 2014
Essence and Emotion
There are many expressions of emotion that every man and woman wishes to have, for example, love, happiness, joy, peace, harmony, etc. Similarly, there are emotions that neither would wish to have, for example, hate, jealousy, greed, sadness, anger, etc.
Nature too has many expressions that vary in range and intensity: gentle, noisy, pleasant, warm, hot, cold, harmonious, rough and violent. Nature is what it is for the moment.
Man and woman are part of nature and not separate from nature. Therefore, man and woman can neither control nature nor the intensities of its expressions. Why cannot man control nature?
Man cannot control the expressions of nature because the inherent expressions of nature have evolved. Man’s body has evolved too by the essence present in evolution, and so too the inherited expressions of the body.
Similarly, just as the body, the mind too has evolved and so too its expressions of emotions since primitive times. Therefore, it is obvious that emotions are evolved, inherent characteristics that are inherited by the essence present in evolution.
Evolution expresses itself, and man cannot control evolution. Similarly, emotions have evolved and man cannot control his emotions because he cannot control evolution. Therefore, man’s emotions are what they are for the moment, just as nature is what it is for the moment. This is evident because emotions such as love, happiness, sadness, anger etc. happen suddenly and man cannot find the precise reason why emotions do happen. He may have reasons, but the reasons are vague, not definitive. Similarly, nature happens suddenly and man cannot find the exact reason why nature is the way it is.
In the same way, knowledge has evolved and so too the belief-systems within knowledge. The spiritual belief to be detached from emotions as well as the psychological belief that emotions should be kept under control have evolved as well. These beliefs have evolved to manifest and strengthen the illusion that man is the doer.
The enlightened realise that the known, which has evolved, cannot be controlled. They have also realised that emotions are what they are for the moment, albeit illusory.
So, the enlightened accept a man or a woman and their emotions and ask them neither to change nor control their emotions.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
The understanding revealed in this article, supported by the authority of the wise, is that each and every human being is an expression of nature. Whatever happens in nature is reflected in the human being – he or she has no alternative, evolutionary journey. The gamut of emotions that arises in man is therefore no different from that which arises in nature. The rise of emotion is not only unpredictable, it is uncontrollable. When the energy spent in the emotion dissolves, so too does the emotion, illusory though it may be. The joy in understanding is every man and woman’s inheritance.
German Translator’s Note:
Every human being’s feelgood factor number one is when good emotion is present in him or the other. How much energy, money and time, the conditioned human mind is meant to spend on trying to change, alter and negate feelings and emotions which are not welcome, and nothing wrong with that. What a revelation it is, when what is shared here is understood. What relief from trying to change that which is part of nature and not in man’s control. However, nothing is not nature and everything is not in man’s control, as the wise have proclaimed ages ago and one of the wise, Dr. Shankar, explains once more in detail in another beautiful article, to be shared with humanity!
Marcus Stegmaier, Deutschland