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Discussion in 'Hinduism - Devotion and Practice DIR' started by Jainarayan, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    I've always been kind of sensitive (despite my brashness and abrasiveness) but lately it seems all I do is tear up or downright cry... sobbing crying. I can't listen to some bhajans or hymns without tearing up and crying. First it's goosebumps then an electric feeling then tears. I'm a 235 lb. bearded bear, and I cry, even when I'm driving. It's embarrassing.

    This one (Sri Gurvastakam) does it to me every time I hear it. Personally I (want to) think it's because it's in a minor key, but I don't know, since there's nothing sad about it.



    I was doing aarti this morning and I choked up. It's happened in temple a few times, which I thought was kind of embarrassing. I fought them back and turned away from letting anyone see. Once or twice it happened at the evening aarti and darshan. A couple of Sundays ago I was sitting in my usual spot, by "my" pillar, in temple reading a copy of the Bhagavad Gita. I particularly like this version and am going to order it. I sat there and ... wanna guess? tears. I'm attributing it to my medications... :D I even asked "are You doing this to me?" but I didn't get an answer. My answers usually come in the form of inspiration or "ah ha! oh, I get it!" not voices (I should hope not :eek:), but nothing. It's getting more and more frequent.
     
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    As Tom Hanks would say ... "There's no crying in Hinduism!" er ... baseball

    Lots of folks tear up from Shakti, and I think I've noticed it to be more common in older people. Certain sounds will get me, certain devarams. But I would never view it as a problem or a challenge even, as long as it's quiet and not full out bawling, as that would interfere with other's right to pray in peace.

    I think the reason is melancholy.

    This one gets me every time ...
     
  3. Jainarayan

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    :D

    Yeah, it could be the energy. Maybe it's been there all along and I'm only now becoming receptive to it. I've suppressed it for the most part for that very reason, so it doesn't become obvious. I get enough curious looks as it is. :p

    Possibly. Sometimes I notice myself being a little down before it happens, then after it does I feel better.

    Oh yes, I've heard that one before. It doesn't have the same effect on me Sri Gurvastakam has, but there's something about it. The singing is intense and earnest.
     
  4. Aupmanyav

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    If you feel better after it, then I do not think that is a problem. I too do that, at home. I am affected by emotional family scenes in films and TV serials. Two things, age and heart condition. I have read that Richard Nixon also was that way. I do not mind it.
     
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    I cry at times when I perceive noble sentiments and actions in people ....

    It is very much like the spanish knight Puss in Boots saying in the animation movie Shrek ,"No, you cannot make me cry, I will not cry..." and then weeping inconsolably.

    Nobility or virtuous conduct is very moving because it is an expression of the divinity within us and the unitary essence of the diverse multiverse around us.

    And that divinity or unitary essence is pure consciousness or pure love. Nobility, virtues and values are all associated with higher states of consciousness where we rise high enough to perceive the essence of things, momentarily at least.

    In nirvikalpa samadhi, this perception is of a permanent nature.
     
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