Implications and Effects of Emotions

Life is a story of the alternating patterns of expression of emotions in happiness and suffering, joys and misery. Even saints are known to have struggled with the power of emotions. Though emotions are problematic, human beings supposedly become more ‘humane’ because of them. Through the expression of our emotions, we share our inner feelings and state of mind with others be it positive or negative in nature. The expression of our emotion enables us to provide comfort, assistance and support in times of hardship and distress to others and oneself. Expression and sharing of emotions are considered to be the driving force of human development.

Emotions influence our actions, no matter whether they are positive or negative. By their very nature, emotions are binding and bad for intellectual reasoning & act there upon. A resolve made with proper thought and concern would be much firmer than a resolve arising out of emotions. To succeed in controlling our mind and the senses according to what needs to be done, we need to be not swayed nor influenced by emotions. We should treat emotions as just states of mind to which we should be indifferent.

Good mental health has been associated with positive emotions like love, affection, compassion, sympathy, empathy, gratitude and so on. Most faith traditions of different religions of the world also emphasize these qualities. But, they all belong to the preliminary stage of spiritual life. Spiritual growth and maturity of spiritual faith is characterized by complete detachment to all emotions. Emotions like divine love ought to be expanded to complete unselfishness in Bhakti Yoga.

Dr Mahesh Chandra Panda

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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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17 Responses to Implications and Effects of Emotions

  1. I have referred the topic ‘The Matrix of Emotions’ published in Vol 121, No. 10 of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ journal in drafting my article ‘Implications and Effects of Emotions’.

  2. Tapas Kumar Mohanty says:

    Dear Sir,

    Nice article on human emotions and changing behavior thereto.

    I would like to cite a book that I read: by Malcolm Gladwell, titled “blink”; in which he describes our human being’s ability to use small information from a very short period of experience which helps to think of a conclusion.

    I have experienced that, most of our good decisions are unplanned one and given better results in contrast with the planned ones.

    However, you have rightly mentioned regarding the emotional decisions should be avoided.

    //Om Sai Ram//

    • Thanks Tapas for his valuable comment on my article ‘Implications and Effects of Emotions’ that most of our good decisions are unplanned one and given better results in contrast with the planned ones, however emotional decisions should be avoided.

  3. Thanks Dr Panda for referral. I fully agree with the article. Emotions are an integral part of human psychology and behaviour. It has lots of effects on mind and body. Being a surgeon, I have been least emotional, even offensive to the annoyance of my wife. Hence I am least equipped to comment on above article. Books of psychology may better detail the effects of each emotion on us. Love to Snigdha.

  4. Dhandapani Muthuswamy says:

    Nice Article Drji. One who has control over the mind (emotions), can control the world. As mentioned in the article even saints are struggling to control emotions.Thanks Dr Pandaji for reminding this knowledge through this article.

  5. Senior Citizens Forum, Green Park Regency Sarjapur Road Bangalore says:

    We, as a society, really have no idea how suffocated people are in their emotions. Most people have nobody to express themselves. Everyone is holding back their emotions to maintain the social image of a confident and happy person. It is a result of instant and impatient lifestyle practices, that expression of emotions have started feeling like a waste of time.

    We have WhatsApp, Facebook and WordPress.com and we also have stress, anxiety and depression. Our forefathers even we in our young and adult life had no such facilities of social media for expression of our thoughts but we had face-to-face talk where persons can be themselves and say anything they feel without the fear of judgement, loss or rejection.

    Let’s people talk without any fear. Let’s create conversations. Let’s Start Talking Again.

    Senior Citizens Forum GPR Bangalore

    • Thanks Senior Citizens Forum, Green Park Regency Sarjapur Road Bangalore for their wise comment on my article ‘Implications and Effects of Emotions’ that “Let’s people talk without any fear. Let’s create conversations. Let’s Start Talking Again”.

  6. V Chandra Sekhar says:

    Namaste Dr.Pandaji.

    I have read with great interest your article “Implications & Effects of Emotions”. Though it is a very sane advice not to let emotions rule the roost in impeding the way you lead your life, yet one cannot but accede to the fact that , many a time, one does unwittingly give in due to force of circumstances, it is at such weaker moments that one becomes susceptible enough to let his way of life be ruled by effects of emotions, thereby losing his individuality and willpower to negate and counter the vice-like grip of emotions.

    • Thanks Sekharji for his valuable comment on my article ‘Implications and Effects of Emotions’ that though it is a very sane advice not to let emotions rule the roost in impeding the way you lead your life, yet one cannot but accede to the fact that , many a time, one does unwittingly give in due to force of circumstances.

  7. Prakash Padhan says:

    Respected Sir,

    I read your article soon after your posting. Once again later I read and internalised. Man plus emotions is equal to Human.Emotions necessary to have divine love with God. Doctors /scientists have no emotions professionally but they do have personally. I think Einstein was a emotional person as his emotions reflects in his many statements. Emotional persons are responsive. I feel a man without emotions is a machine without engine.

    Thanking You
    With High Regards,
    Prakash Padhan

  8. Dr Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Dear Sir,

    Implication and effect of emotion is like a wave of ocean and on deep rooted study it is also the phenomenon of birth and death cycle; because the interval between the two is the emotional phase that’s emanated from the mind and reflected on the face. Hence face is the index of mind and mind the processing of thought as per senses received from surroundings which are nothings but space that are full of positive and negative waves .This is nothing unknown to every one. But imbibing +ve or -ve one is quite veritable as per potency of intellect and latency of ego making frames installed within body and mind circuit. To know how to tame the mighty force one can learn only from a tamed elephant which becomes a toy like by Mahunta on a circus.Similarly one feel to become a toy by the mighty force of nature that’s reflection of Almighty. Now in the hurdles of society every one is in puzzled stage and in doubt of possibility to run smooth life.Don’t engulf impurity ,see the good and good only be inputted and grinded the same to become elixir of Nectar. A simple way of management can be achieved by simple Sadhana that Sri Satya Sai Baba exhorted in every discourse during his physical form. This is nothing but incessant Namaswaran which is an easiest way to tame the emotion to love everybody in society even if derailed.Hence during the interval on the birth and death cycle be cautious on every emotion implicated for betterment of society and for self-registration to realise and liberate an unending phenomena.

    With Thanks and Regards
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh ,Odisha

    • Thanks Dr Binod Bihari Naik for his valuable comment on my article ‘Implications and Effects of Emotions’ that during the interval on the birth and death cycle one should be cautious on every emotion implicated for betterment of society and for self-registration to realise and liberate an unending phenomena.

  9. Kedarnath Sahu says:

    Respected Sir,
    Namaskar.

    An article which described about Implications and Effects of Emotions. When we have emotions such as interest, inspiration, and curiosity it is likely we’ll be open to creative and unique ideas. The benefits of positive emotions are far reaching, and involve much more than just being “happy”. There are many aspects that can help us to be more successful in life, such as how we view ourselves, the relationships we build, and being able to stay motivated, persevere, and solve problems.By being open-minded to new possibilities, connecting with successful and like-minded people, and developing empowering beliefs about what we’re capable of, we can experience more positive emotions and begin living in a way that is conducive to success.Your whole life style is the reflection of Implications and Effects of Emotions in different stages.

    Kedarnath Sahu
    Science Teacher
    Sohela,Bargarh (Odisha)

    • Thanks Kedar for his valuable comment on my article ‘Implications and Effects of Emotions’ that by being open-minded to new possibilities, connecting with successful and like-minded people, and developing empowering beliefs about what we’re capable of, we can experience more positive emotions and begin living in a way that is conducive to success.

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