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« on: January 12, 2009, 03:31:19 PM »
I.S. Mudugula, then takes up the question of emotions.

Question 3:  How di I deal with emotions like anger, love and hate?

Emotions are a concomitant of thought and the convoluted functioning
of the mind.  You get angry with emtions for something or even for
nothing; for nothing you love, someone or  something based on your
mental attitude; and you hate someone when your attitude towards
that person is negative.  You get rid of your emotions if you stop making
mental associations of a positive or negative kind, both of which are
fleeting and hae no basis in reality.  In reality, there is only balance,
equanimity, and no aberrations of any kind.  The essence of a person
is exactly the same as that of any other person, if you stop looking on
the outside.  The same spark of divinity, the same spirit inhabits each and everyone of us, and the only genuine feeling, that we can have towards anyone is that of kinship and oneness. That is the ultimate definition of love.

(Source: Mountain Path, April-June 2008)

Arunachala Siva.