Inside the soul, there are four components – thoughts, feelings, emotions and ‘sanskaras’. Thoughts and feelings are present more on the surface of the soul in the conscious. Emotions and ‘sanskaras’ on the other hand are less easily perceived and lie below thoughts and feelings.
‘Sanskaras’ can be
defined as the traces left on the soul due to actions performed by it and also
due to its interactions with others in relationships.
Emotions, on the other
hand, are impulses associated with the ‘sanskaras’ and are very close to these
The internal functioning of the soul is cyclic -
‘thoughts gives rise to actions, actions give rise to
‘sanskaras’, and ‘sanskaras’ give rise to further
thoughts’. This description becomes complete, when we add an
additional component – emotions. The deepest component inside the soul is the
‘sanskaras’. Next up from ‘sanskaras’ are the emotions, above that are feelings
and then finally the uppermost component inside the soul is the thoughts.
Thoughts can be caught instantly. Feelings can be
seen and perceived if I stop for a moment and check. Emotions are deeper than
both of them and are very close to the ‘sanskaras’, and just as its difficult to
see all the ‘sanskaras’ of an individual, we can't always see their emotions.
Feelings, being more towards the surface, can be clearly identified, but you
have to go deeper to see the quality of emotions a person is creating and the
quality of his/her ‘sanskaras’.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I never assumed life to be so,
Without your smile without your sight,
Why should I think of what might
Have been mine, for what should I fight?
No reasons remain to breathe anymore,
No pleasures left, the pain flows
The dreams have been crushed and hanged on walls
Painted in my blood and my soul calls,
For you and you again....
Grant me my share of this life,
Why should I cry when everyone smiles?
Give me something to build my hopes on,
My feel to live, to go on.
Without a choice without a reason,
Here I remain lost in every season.
There’s no more any devil there is God no more,
no time no space no light anymore.
Dragging this listless form along the ground,
it has been a burden with you not around.