Polina Derisheva

Polina Derisheva

(contemplating) Disturbing Emotions:

IGNORANCE / JEALOUSY / PRIDE / ANGER

Sculptural composition “Disturbing Emotions” as part of the series “Fighting the Ego” represents the Buddhist method to avoid people’s sufferings that prevent people from being happy. Here I try to find answers inside of myself as well as appealing to the centuries-old Buddha’s teachings traditions that say that the only thing that causes our mental suffering is EGO that is the basis of so-called disturbing emotions. 

I go through all the stages of the method: Recognition of the existence of disturbing emotions appearing inside of mind, beholding them from an external view and let them pass through, making the decision that they will no longer affect us, realising that they are just impermanent states of mind.