Nefastos wrote: ↑Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:06 am
It is no wonder that nowadays, when our culture has at least one & half century been what it is (prostrated worship of the head-ego), that people "aufer corpus, caput ne tangito" (run with the body & leave the head). And this is extremely easy, on the surface, because such a way was the primitive way, that our body still remembers. So we are trying to turn and run, instead of taking responsibility & putting the focus where it should in the process of balancing, i.e. in the heart that would unite the head with the peripheral body. (This is one reason why I have stressed the not very orthodox reading of buddhi as the center of emotion, instead of intellect, which would be more to the line of the old Sanskrit doctrine.)
It's very strange and interesting as I have read some of the Persian poetry in such way as you are interpreting Sanskrit doctrine - that heart is the grounding element of body and head.
In some of the poetry I am referring to the intellectuals who trust in their head and claim to be wise and sanest people but have grown without heart so their mind goes around and around like needle of compass but love knows that while abandoning the heart they are really the lost ones as needle of compass could show the path when heart is on correct place and well grounded.
I have also read that actually emotions play a one of the key roles in decision making and this idea is very opposite to ones that claim that only by separating emotions from logic one could make rational decisions.
About decapitation... Kali beheading... Shiva? I tried year ago do a bit of a research about this topic but I would have needed books to read and instead I found myself reading different interpretations of it but I couldn't make my mind based on that. There is also certain cultural barrier and richness of mythology that muddies the water for me at least, I assume.