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“EMOTIONS ARE GOOD SERVANTS BUT POOR MASTERS”.
“Truth has the force of emotion BEHIND it.”
This is a fascinating area of study that is to be developed as the studies go on since it requires reflection and time to develop understanding. From the perspective of the teachings, feelings are effects of aryu that cause desires that impel and or compel the personality. When we refer to “emotions” we are actually describing manifestation of feelings which in turn are qualified (by people with their limited understanding) as sad, happy, depressed, determined, etc. The emoting of feelings is emotion.
The action without emotion is called “dispassion” and dispassion is understood as absence of infatuation with form and relationship. If a person’s aryu gives rise to feelings or desire to acquire or be close to an object or person or repudiate such that is a result of passion about the object or person.
If there is dispassion there is indifference and no emotional entanglement even if a sage displays emotion for the sake of relating to unenlightened human beings.
The capacity to act while being free of emotions and feelings, that is to say free of impelling or compelling aryu, is also the capacity to act based on absolute and untainted reasoning and pure feeling and pure feeling here may be defined as aryu that gives rise to desires and passions that are based on truth instead of delusions. This is called Maakheru (truth of speech/mind-pure unconscious that does not distort the desires of spirit), or ari maat (actions based on truth). So those desires of spirit that are free of delusion (negative aryu) are in reality expressions of existence and not desire in human terms. They are the same as the desires of a tree or the sun; they are what they are and do what they do without question, attachments, resentments or seeking praises; They simply do what they are and in their essence is the wisdom of their existence which is beyond words, feelings or rationalizations. In this manner sages appear to speak, teach, relate, or even laugh or display emotions even while their feelings are not to be compared to ordinary human feelings, desires or relationships.
There is more that can be said on this subject and it develops as the studies proceed.