Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Emotion: A physical agitation or disturbance.
Agitation of mind; strong mental feeling. Any of the natural instinctive affections of the mind (e.g. love, horror, pity) which come and go
according to one’s personality, experiences, and bodily state; a mental feeling. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: The root core of human emotion is the instinctual program of fear,
aggression, nurture and desire, instilled by blind nature to ensure the survival of the species. This operating program is almost constantly
functioning, sensing and monitoring both real and imagined dangers, and perpetually gives rise to a complex range of feelings – a feeling
being an emotion backed thought. These emotions are upheld to be natural and indeed they are. Given they are part of the same instinctual
package, fear and aggression are as natural to humans as are nurture and desire.
Usually we divide emotions into groupings of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ and try
either to repress or deny the bad ones – fear and aggression – while giving full vent and validity to the good ones – nurture and desire.
Unfortunately, this attempt to curb fear and aggression has had no lasting or substantial success, as is evidenced by the all the wars,
murders, rapes, tortures, domestic violence, corruption, suicide, despair and loneliness that is still endemic on the planet. Good and evil,
Love and hate, compassion and selfish indifference, etc. come inseparably in pairs as is testified by the continual failure of humans to live
together in anything remotely resembling peace and harmony.
Eastern religions point to the essential duality of the human emotions but, by
assiduously practicing denial and transcendence, merely create a Grander vision whereby they, the God-men and women, become earthly
representatives of the ‘Divine Good’ and do battle with the ‘bad’ and the Diabolical, thereby merely perpetuating the whole sorry saga.
Up until now, no one has dared to attempt the elimination of not only the
instinctual emotions of fear and aggression, but nurture and desire as well – the whole of the instinctual programming. It was always
imagined, and reinforced by a blind adherence to Ancient Wisdom, both Eastern and Western, that it was only the ‘good’ that kept the ‘bad’
in check and prevented us from running amok. This well-meaning experiment of repressing, denying or transcending the ‘bad’ instinctual
emotions has been tried for some 5,000 years and has proved a resounding failure to bring anything even remotely resembling peace on earth.
Better to be rid of the whole package of instinctual emotions – for something extraordinarily
magical lies in the direct sensate, sensuous and sensible experience of the purity and perfection of the physical universe.