Emotional Liquidity that is Above, Not Below, Intellectual Solidity ! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

Published on Aug 15, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10, Text 10 We may sometimes wonder how to harmonize the two aspects of our human personality: the head and the heart. A preponderance of the head makes us so intellectually solid that we become impervious to essential human emotions. At the other extreme, a preponderance of the heart makes us so emotionally liquid that we lose the solid ground of essential human rationality. Gita wisdom puts first things first: understanding self-identity comes before achieving inner harmony. When we, despite being immortal souls, mistakenly identify ourselves with our mortal bodies, our worldview and pleasure-quest gets restricted to the material realm. Within this shrunk vision, excessive emotional liquidity makes us sentimentally crave for material pleasures; we live in denial of the reality that temporary pleasures can never satisfy our longing for permanent happiness. In Vedic parlance,this is the path of karma. Excessive intellectual solidity makes us want to give up all emotions, even our craving for pleasure; we live in denial of the reality that we can’t live without pleasure. In Vedic parlance, this is the path of jnana.

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