Re: Let the "situation act you"?
- From: "Evelyn Ruut" <evelyn.ruut@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:36:18 -0400
"Awaken21" <lukecarlos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:1189395675.538808.95450@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Sep 5, 9:10 am, "Evelyn Ruut" <evelyn.r...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:George,
Pardon the top post, but buddhism does not say to stop all thought. That
is a big mistake. It means not to torture yourself with unhappy thoughts,
the kind that we work ourselves up into a frenzy over, ratcheting up the
emotion leel over and over again,
Trying to stop yourself from thinking unhappy thoughts isn't going to
work very well. I wouldn't agree that's what the Buddha taught.
I wouldn't agree with that either, and I didn't mean it quite that way. I was trying to make a certain point. For many people it is a strange thing to even consider that one can control ones thoughts in any way, and yet that is exactly what buddha teaches us we can do.
NOT to stop thinking altogether.
different. No one can stop thinking altogether.
Well, you can't stop the brain form functioning, short of suicide,
but the constant chatter of discriminative thought can learn how to
turn itself on and off. Critical to developing a mind that can abide.
Yes, that is true, of course.
Buddha himself was a
great thinker.... do you doubt that?
Just incredible how he covered so many things going on in our internal
life in such great detail and such accuracy that even 2000 years down
the road with some determination you can follow his footsteps using
the same instructions.
Yes. Ageless wisdom.