We have three methods of receiving impressions from the external world: sensing, emotions, and thought. Our senses give us experience, our thoughts allow us to compare impressions, and our emotions determine if we like or dislike them. Emotions are defined by our ability to like or dislike an impressionI'm sorry to persist, but this does not tell me what an "emotion" is. You don't even really say how they're "acquired." You talk about "reactions" instead.
Normally they are confused. For example a person will say they feel cold when they really mean they sense cold. The ability to sense (to experience) cold is not the same as the ability to feel cold (like or dislike)
Feelings are a universal quality of emotions. A dog may have intense loyal love for its owner but doesn’t love other dogs. A human being has the evolutionary potential to experience the love of life itself beyond personal love. Universal love is a higher quality than personal love. This is not to say anything is wrong with personal love but only to indicate an evolutionary potential for what I know of as conscious love
Yet if I asked you to explain noesis in Christianity, satori in Buddhism, the law of the included middle in science or what Simone described as the third dimension of thought it, it cannot register.
Anyone who experiences the difference between the law of the excluded middle and the law if the included already knows a great deal since to genuinely feel, to be moved by it, means they have experienced the third direction of thought. Rather than going into detail, if you are curious I’ll leave a link to explain it. You may see how feelings relate to emotions through quality.Actually, I can. But it's called "the Law of the Excluded Middle," and it's from Aristotle.
First of ll I’m not a Gnostic. You could call me a Platonic Christian. It has become obvious to me how much of what Plato and Plotinus introduced are also within Christianity before it devolved into the many facets of secular Christendom
How is a person who never has never gone beyond dualism receive the purity of a conscious influence which contains the included middle without losing its meaning through interpretation? This is what a master can give their student. It has to be experienced. As the song goes: “I once was blind but now I see.”
Do you think the Apostles followed Jesus because of giving good speeches? No, he transmitted a mystery to their inner life that temporarily awakened them