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Passion / Reason

October 15th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

pasโ€ขsion |หˆpa sh ษ™n|
noun
1. strong and barely controllable emotion.

Have you ever heard how your voice sounds coming through the amplifiers of passion?

There is a distinct resonance that it has, an almost unbreakable quality which transcends reason. And there in lies the problem.

Passion is all consuming. It strains the reins of reason, which is all that channels it to fulfil its destiny.

Passion clouds Reason.

To make one heard the other has to be masked.

Passion disregards the need for reason to channel itself. While reason heeds not the wild notions of passion.

Ignorant are they both … They do not realise that it is not in their individuality that they should revel, but in their duality.

Within each is hidden a secret desire to be what the other is and within each is the power to obliterate the other.

Find Equilibrium and there lies the key

Lorenz Function

  1. simran
    October 16th, 2009 at 12:41 | #1

    does not the lorenz attractor send you around in circles… must not one of passion or reason be disregarded completely if you are to be free of the chains of the other… surely in the balance also lies mediocrity! and can one be great in their mediocrityness… surely yes, but is that where one wants to be?

    • October 19th, 2009 at 13:14 | #2

      True it does, and yes i agree that in the balance lies mediocrity.

      But then sometimes you are too passionate about something and then when you try to explain it to somebody you end up losing the ability to sound reasonable because passion takes over.

      It always happens with me.

      What i have realised is that within myself i want passion, but the moment i try to / IF i try to explain something i feel strongly about then i will want to liberally douse my passion with reason.

      … until i am confident that i am mature enough ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. simran
    October 19th, 2009 at 14:06 | #3

    But surely, being passionate does not mean displaying the passion… is not the passion the fire inside… and does not the tawa ensure that the roti's are made and not burnt (unless, you actually want tandoori roti's in which case you can throw caution to the wind and the tawa to the dogs!)…

    Just like the tawa, i believe one can use the brain to temper the passion of the heart…

    With the tawa (intelligence) alone, one cannot make anything edible… but such is not the case the heart (passion)…

    Each situation calls for a different temperature, and that (the tawa – the thoughts) which can be adjusted, must be, or the dish shall not be as flavoursome! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wonder if that is what the zen master calls balance? Not being one, i would not know! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. simran
    October 19th, 2009 at 17:58 | #4

    btw, here's a nice one on passion and reason ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://leb.net/~mira/works/prophet/prophet15.html

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