Strong emotions can overwhelm us making us feel out of control. Is this something we should guard against? Ajahn Vayama talks about some of the different types of emotions relating whether these strong emotions are beneficial or harmful for us, depending on how we relate to them.
Ajahn Brahm teaches us how to deal with difficult emotions and to learn how to experience more positive emotions, more often.
Anger and ill-will is a range emotions that goes from minor irritation all the way up to a furious rage. We’ve all experienced this emotion and it can be both intoxicating and very unpleasant. It’s also a major obstacle on the path of Buddhist practice. Ajahn Brahmali discusses the problems with ill-will, and how to overcome it.
Venerable Hasapanna from Dhammasara Nuns monastery investigates the origin and effects of afflictive emotions. Using examples from her monastic life as well as humour, she provides practical strategies that allow us to deal better (and even eliminate) these often quite destructive feelings.