When we realize our desires, then we feel emotions. In other words, the feeling of a desire’s fullness or emptiness is called “emotion,” but it is the same desire. That is, emotion is a phenomenon within the desire.
We are activated by our desires at every moment, and we constantly try to realize the desires surfacing in us.
Desires awaken and grab hold of us, directing us to try and fulfill them, and the way in which we work with our desires depends on our social and environmental influences, i.e. the kind of upbringing and education we receive, and the values of the society we live in.
Were it not for our intellect and our social influences that can guide our intellect to navigate our desires, then our desires would overwhelm us.
It is thus in the balance between the intellect and the emotion, i.e. the extent of the intellectual force that we develop over our desires, that determines the extent to which we can control ourselves and our emotions.
𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘰 “𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘌𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦?” 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘒𝘢𝘣𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘳. 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘓𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯/𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘒𝘢𝘣𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘳. 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘓𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯
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