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an obituary of emotions

Post by waechter418 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:04 am

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: an obituary of emotions

Post by waechter418 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:01 pm

Emotions can cause actions & reactions which, occasionally, chase each other throughout the life of their beholder.
Some emotions can affect adrenalin rushes & heart attacks, while others may bring about murder & suicide, or Eifel- & Trump-towers.
There are innumerable works about emotions and their effects, yet only few do mention that emotions are addictive. An omission that ought not to surprise, since addicts do not only tend to deny their predicament, but to elaborate sophisticated cover-ups, excuses & deceptions, and sometimes even try to seduce and to corrupt those who do not cherish
Anger - Anguish – Anxiety - Existenceangst - Disgust - Distrust - Hatred – Envy - Fear – Greed - Frustration – Grief – Guilt – Hostility - Humiliation - Jealousy - Regret – Rage – Remorse – Resentment - Sadness - Shame – Sorrow - Suffering ….

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Re: an obituary of emotions

Post by odysseus » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:49 pm

waechter418 :
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.
When you discard emotions as interfering and undermining you fail to conceive of emotions as such, that is, what they are in themselves, apart from how they are bound to context. One can bring the love of another, for example, into terrible conflicts that distort and malign well being or sound thinking, but it is the these contexts that impugn love, not love itself.

Further, to talk about the good life without emotion, as you do, begs the question about what "good" is: is the good life without emotion even possible? Or has the omission of what is good here reduced well being to an abstraction, for abstractions are what we become when nothing matters, and emotions are the backbone of the "mattering" of a thing. Computers live the good life if the good is defined as free of the burden of feeling. Care to be a computer?

And lastly, those dreadful emotions you list are inherently bad, I would contend. Envy cannot be construed as good in itself, even if it has been "chosen" by evolution. Feeling disgusted or anxious is never a good thing if analysis of the term is confined to the phenomenology of the experience. So, if one finds issue with these, there is hardly room for disagreement. The proof is in the pudding. But then, this is not a discussion of emotions as such, is it?

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Re: an obituary of emotions

Post by waechter418 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:10 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 – from the addict-perspective – controlled.

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Re: an obituary of emotions

Post by -1- » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:01 am

What is the motivating factor in Hinduism, Taoism, etc., to teach to shed your emotions? I don't mean the theory, but the motivation for the teacher to teach whatever they teach.

What is the motivating factor for not eating your children?

What is the motivating factor to mourn your dead? You do appreciate that mourning is a part of HIndu, Taoist, etc. rituals.

What is the motivation factor to raise children, school them, feed them, nourish them?

What is the motivating factor to perform at a job?

I am really curious what motivates someone to act in the above capacities if they are emotionless.

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