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Diffidence because our own thinking sometimes reflects the very conditions that generates the turmoil around us, hope because in the message of the Buddha there is a ray of light that will help us to emerge out of this predicament with clarity of thought and purpose.
- joy in others' joy
|I love my feelings. I am my feelings.|
|The Psychology of Nirvana|
But should we not look for an emotional facet in humans that expands one's horizons of thinking, breaks through our egotism, sharpens a healthy sense of the tragic, and evokes the ennobling emotions of sympathy and compassion for fellow humans?
[What road to take?]
young people all over the world today torn between the world of the senses -- with its excitement and boredom -- and the "path of renunciation [letting go]" about which they are unclear, as it combines a sense of rebellion, escape, mystery, and a search for the "exotic East."
- [EIDTOR'S NOTE: In the Buddhist Psychology of the Abhidharma, "emotions" come up in the Five Aggregates we Cling to as Self. They are listed mental formations/sankaras not as "feelings"/vedanas. Feelings refer to sensations, which are of three kinds: pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral.]