|Sometimes it's easy to feel sad: too much pondering.|
Pleasant feelings induce an attachment to pleasant objects, as they rouse latent sensual greed (raga-anusaya), painful feelings rouse latent anger and hatred/fear/aversion (patigha-anusaya).
|Hmm, I wonder what Spock would think.|
- [For an analysis of vibhava-tanha, see Padmasiri de Silva, Buddhist and Freudian Psychology, (Sri Lanka, 1973).]
"Or they may posses a distinctly positive character, for example: non-greed as renunciation [letting go], generosity, and non-hate as amity, kindness, or forbearance.
"Non-delusion always has a positive meaning, for it represents the knowledge that motivates the respective state of consciousness.
"In their positive aspects, non-greed and non-hate are likewise strong motives of wholesome, skillful actions. They supply the non-rational, volitional, or emotional motives, while non-delusion represents the rational motive of a wholesome thought or action." More
- [Ven. Nyanaponika Thera, Abhidhamma Studies (Sri Lanka, 1965), p.79]
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