10 October 2012 - QA 4

Gurudev, where do emotions arise from? Are they of the body or of the mind?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Emotions are in the mind, but there is a corresponding hormone or sensation in the body. So it is a combination of both.

If your adrenal gland starts working very fast, then you feel fear and nervousness. All those emotions rise up.

So different hormones or different glands produce different emotions. It is neither this or that, it is everything together.