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Nagaraj

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Handling Problematic Emotions
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:27:26 AM »
In my break, it discerned within that in general, people are aware their problematic emotions and the wisdom that they need to be overcome. Even in scriptures and in the words of Guru, one learns that one has to go beyond these emotions and stand untouched. But they do not have the "know-how", We know Bhagavad Gita says we have to be neutral in heat and cold, insult and praise and so on, "but How?" is the real problem. In general we see that most times, unless one who is really intense in even inquiring the source of 'I' which is experiencing the heat, one gets stuck in such problematic emotions. This thread would focus on such quotes and articles that would facilitate showing light in going beyond these problematic emotions.

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Re: Handling Problematic Emotions
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 08:37:09 AM »
Facing Negativity:

"When somebody does or says something negative towards you,
wait a few minutes to react. Take time to accept and let it go.
Your only reaction should be to smile, for you have power over your emotions."
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Handling Problematic Emotions
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 06:12:41 PM »
Righteous Anger

Anger is too often opposed to self-control. When we are angry we lose control of words, of tone, of facial expressions, and sometimes even of fists. But righteous anger expresses itself in a controlled sensitive way. It does not rant and rage, it does not swear and curse, it does not mock and sulk, it does not sink to self-pity and despair, it does not blow off people and storm away from them. Righteous anger is a controlled anger that moves toward good and specific ends and is conveyed in a very cordial manner.

righteous anger is accompanied by godly qualities and expresses itself in godly ways. True anger properly diagnoses what is the actuality, it focuses not on personal offense and then it expresses itself in ways consistent with character and sensitivity. It  expresses its concern and care lovingly.

In brief most times Righteous anger actually is concern, care miscommunicated. Righteous anger is good motive miscommunicated resulting in unpleasantness.


Just we need to cultivate some patience, not to react immediately, to just about anything! Most times we want to show care and concern and we end up shouting at people and then later get upset because of our behavior as well has hurting the other person. We have to cultivate being aware and mindful constantly. Real sadhana is that which continues even after the the regular routine.

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta