Navarasa means Nine Emotions in which Nava signifies nine and Rasa signifies Emotions. The nine emotions included in Navarasa are Shringara (love), Hasya(laughter), Karuna (kind-heartedness or compassion), Raudra (anger), Veera ( courage), Bhayanaka (terror), Bheebhatsya (disgust), Adbutha (surprise), and Shantha (peace or tranquility). These are the emotions that human shows according to the situations. Vishal, a method actor, in the movie Avan Ivan, makes a brilliant performance of the navarasas.
You know, sometimes you have a wonderful feeling living in your heart. It seems to you that wherever you go, all men are comrades; all burn with one and the same fire; all are merry; all are good. Without words they all understand one another; and no one wants to hinder or insult the other. No one feels the need of it. All live in unison, but each heart sings its own song. And the songs flow like brooks into one stream, swelling into a huge river of bright joys, rolling free and wide down its course. And when you think that this will be—that it cannot help being if we so wish it–then the wonderstruck heart melts with joy. You feel like weeping–you feel so happy. Maxim Gorky: Mother
Some people are just too nice that the goodness exudes from them, affecting the persons coming along the way of the exudates, only to cause a chain reaction of good. I am at the mercy of the bright sun light. I see because of him. Speak because of the wind, walk because of the earth, live because of the thirst quenching water – the elixir of life- and derive energy through the food obtained from the plants, which owes its life to the very Sun. Word doesn’t come to my rescue to pour out my feelings. Tears start pouring our profusely from my eyes. My tear glands do the job to exhibit my emotive concoctions. My lips, mouth and my facial muscles depict the inner beauty and the mirth in the form of silent laughter and smiles. I put no efforts to hold back my smiles. It just happens automatically. Like the flower opening up after the dawn light falls on the very many colored petals of the plants, expressing its unsurmountable joy of seeing the sun rays, dancing with the caressing wind, cautiously smooching his beloved, without ever getting noticed; a touch, which is gentle and soft, and which possesses a magnetic effect of transmittance onto his irresistible neighbors; fantasizing secretly the glory within. me