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In Divine Friendship Talk 10 - Chitta, Feelings and Emotions

Asha Nayaswami
September 21, 2020

What are the various elements of consciousness, and why is feeling so integral to creation? How did Swami Kriyananda experience the feeling element of consciousness, and what can we learn from his example? Feeling, not merely the sum of consciousness, but an undercurrent of all awareness, is essential to proper spiritual development. How can we properly cultivate feeling to lead to deep, soul intuition, and not wrongly directed emotions and misconceptions? In the second letter, Swami addresses the importance of right attitude, and specifically how negative and critical attitudes are very dangerous spiritually, as they tend to draw that very criticism onto yourself as a universal lesson to teach greater compassion and understanding.