Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Controlling the Emotions

Whenever the energy of our consciousness is weak, mind takes over and we become emotional. 
When the emotions become dominant, we become restless and agitated. 
According to the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita, solution is the “Saakshi-Bhaava”; to detach our self from the situation and become an ‘observer’, a witness.

Detach from the sense of being the ‘doer’ or the subject, stand back and simply watch the inner storm pass.

It’s like sitting inside a secured home and watching a storm through the window.  

Detached observation withdraws the energy which the emotions require to sustain them.

If we watch our own anger, it dies.
If we watch our own ego, it shatters.
But if we don’t, then it becomes our master.

“Sadaa Saakshi Nirpekshah Sukham Char” (Ashtavakra Gita 15:4)

“By becoming unbiased; ‘Detached Observer’, stay happy and peaceful forever.”    (Ashtavakra Gita 15:4)

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