Emotion: A Soul-Based Theory of Its Origins and Mechanisms

About the author

Ashish Dalela (Rishiraja Dasa), is an acclaimed author of sixteen books that explain Vedic philosophy in an accessible manner and their relevance to mathematics, physics, biology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, economics, philosophy, and others.

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The topic of emotion is of deep interest to many people, but its relation to reason and cognition, when emotion controls reason, and why emotion can be controlled by reason, are not well understood.

Similarly, when situations change our emotions, should we attribute the emotion to the situation, or to the person, because another person could have reacted in a different way in the same situation? These questions lie at the heart of any study on emotions, and this book presents a model comprising of three parts—relation, cognition, and emotion—based on the Vedic theory of the soul comprising sat, chit, and ananda to discuss the problem of emotion. The crux of the theory is that while reason, cognition, and emotion are three separate features of the soul, they must always combine in order to create an experience. Hence, no experience is without an emotion. Similarly, when they combine, either of the three can be dominant or subordinate. Thus, sometimes emotion rules over cognition and relation, at other times cognition rules over relation and emotion.

  • Author:Ashish Dalela
  • Published:February 6, 2018
  • Book/File size:316 pages / 3481 KB
  • Formats:Kindle, Paperback