The aspiring minds may want to know how to create tender emotions in life, how to feel emotional contentment? The answer is very simple. The flow of tender emotions increases by expression, but dries up by suppression.
Aham tasteva vandhuram paryachami hrida matim.
- Rigveda 10/119/5
Meaning: As the carpenter mends the sitting arena of the chariot, so do I refine my intellect with my (pure) heart. Have I, indeed, consumed soma?
Tender emotions are the pivot of jivana sadhana. All the virtues in life flow from and revolve around them. It is emotions that give the sense of contentment in life. Whatever new heights of development and progress are scaled in disregard of emotions will leave a nagging feeling of emptiness and vacuity. All the acquisitions of wealth, power, respect and honour fail to give inner satisfaction; the interior always feels thirsty for something else. The lack of emotional warmth makes one feel penurious in the midst of opulence. This is intensely felt by those who have seen their sentiments being crushed to pieces, whose trusts have been betrayed in life, who have longed for some warmth and got none, and who have suffered in silence the agony of repeated emotional blows. Their vacant eyes and throbbing hearts are pointers to the fact that emotional pains dissolve like a slow poison in life. From this poisonous admixture spring innumerable mental disorders. The origin of all psychological ailments lies in hidden, crushed, betrayed and tormented emotions.
On the other hand, if there is a proper sprouting of emotions in life and they are nurtured with care and love, miraculous changes are inevitable. Such persons become masters of innumerable virtues and the fragrance of their personalities permeates the whole surrounding. Not only they themselves feel contented but even those in their contact and vicinity find their lives becoming meaningful and joyous. This is so because it is the golden truth
of life that where the magnetic force of emotional sensitivity is very intense, there is a continual and proportionate generation of virtues. Contrariwise, wherever insensitivity grows, there is a matching upsurge of vices and evil tendencies all around.
The aspiring minds may want to know how to create tender emotions in life, how to feel emotional contentment? The answer is very simple. The flow of tender emotions increases by expression, but dries up by suppressing. It is a type of wealth which the more you spread around, the richer you become, but a niggardly attitude leaves you a destitute. Hence the seekers of emotional fulfillment are advised that rather than trying to get the warmth of someone else's emotions, they give out their own warm emotions to the needy and the sufferers. The result of this pious and selfless action will be, in all circumstances, highly satisfying.