Humiliation is [an attack on a person through] the abasement of pride, which creates mortification, or leads to a state of being humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. It is an emotion felt by a person who feels his social status has been (deliberately) decreased. Humiliation can be brought about through intimidation, physical, verbal or psychological abuse, mistreatment or trickery, or by embarrassment if a person is revealed to have committed a socially or legally unacceptable act. Whereas humility can be sought alone as a means to de-emphasise the ego, humiliation must involve other person(s), though not necessarily directly or willingly.
Humiliating is often used as a way of asserting power over other people, and is a common form of oppression or abuse used in a police, military, or prison context, (most reported to happen) during legal interrogations or illegal torture sessions. Many now-obsolete public punishments were deliberately Continue reading
by Lama Surya Das
Even the Dalai Lama gets angry. The trick is what you do with it.
Q: What did the Buddha teach about anger, specifically righteous anger? Is any anger acceptable in Buddhism?
A: The Dalai Lama recently answered the question, “Is there a positive form of anger?” by saying that righteous anger is a “defilement” or “afflictive emotion”–a Buddhist term translated from the Sanskrit word klesha–that must be eliminated if one seeks to achieve nirvana. He added that although anger might have some positive effects in terms of survival or moral outrage, he did not accept anger of any kind as a virtuous emotion nor aggression as constructive behavior.
Buddhism in general teaches that anger is a destructive emotion and that there is no good example of it. The Buddha taught that three basic kleshas are at the root of samsara (bondage, illusion) and the vicious cycle of rebirth. Continue reading
Working Directly With Anger
By Craig Hollins
You can work directly with the energy of anger as a way to tame its overwhelming energy. Rather than being overpowered by it, over time you can learn liberate this energy so it can be more useful. You can learn to ride the energy of anger, rather than the other way around.
Working with anger energy is a gradual process, and depending on many factors, you could see some improvement anywhere from within a few weeks to several months. This may sound like a long time, but if you have lived with chronic anger for many years, things may or may not change quickly. Continue reading
Problems With Anger
By Tony Schirtzinger
WHAT ANGER IS
Anger is a natural emotion or feeling. We feel anger whenever we are BLOCKED from getting something we want. It is good for us when it helps to protect us from threats, it reminds us that we have power to overcome obstacles, and it gives us a measure of how important it is for us to get what we want.
HOW IT WORKS
Whenever we are blocked from something we want, a part of our energy goes into feeling anger. It can range from intense anger at being blocked from something important (like life itself) to minimal anger at small blocks over slight wants. Continue reading
Human Emotions Vibration Analysis Frequency Ranges
By Julia Smith, 2012
The Emotional Vibration Analysis Frequency Chart
Every person on this planet is vibrating at a very subtle hertz frequency rate or their personal vibration analysis. We have a base metabolic rate when at rest, but when events start happening in our lives and our emotions are engaged our vibrational rate changes rapidly and often dramatically.
From the moment we are born our emotions are engaged and our mind then starts learning defense reactions, which are imprinted and stored deep in the mind’s recesses. Continue reading
EMOTIONS AND ORGANS
By David K. Osborn
The Emotional Life of the Body
In modern medicine, we tend to take a very mechanical view of the body and the physiological functions of its component organs. But in Greek Medicine and [the medical systems it was based on], the internal organs were seen as being strongly affected by the emotions.
Heart: The heart, being the principal organ of the Vital Faculty, is very sensitive to emotional states. Noble, expansive, uplifting emotions like courage, valor, honesty, forthrightness, altruism and Continue reading