NOEMAYA

Each sphere of phenomenal Being can be divided into three complementary, logical moments: There is the ego which is the act center, the reference point relative to which the acts if defined and determined as the act that it is; then there is acts themselves which are by nature intentional: They have a center from which they emanate and an end to which they are direction. Acts are cognitive acts in the case of natural existence, such as perceiving, thinking, imagining, theorizing, philosophizing, etc. Each act in virtue of its intentional character is correlate with its intended object, its end; for instance the act of thinking is always directed at a thought; seeing is the seeing of what is seen, etc. There cannot be a seeing without there being something that is seen. The two, the act and the correlated end, are entangled moments. But the intended end of an…

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What is anger?

Acharya Prashant

Question: What is anger?

Speaker: Something happens and you get angry. We are looking at that event very, very closely. Something happens and you get angry. Let us give the whole thing a shape, a name, a face. Let us say that a stranger comes to you and says that you are stupid. And he says this in front of many people. On the other hand, a friend on whom you rely, a friend whom you trust, he comes to you in front of twenty people and says you are stupid. And you have great trust on that friend, great belief in that friend. When would you be angry? When are you likely to be angry? When are you likely to feel hurt? When the friend says this or when the stranger? The stranger is a nobody. You do not know him; just somebody. He has just come, said a…

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