Don’t wrap your head around this

July 23rd, 2009

How can we fully illumine our life and personality with the moon of truth? We need first to calm the surging waves by halting the winds of discursive thought. We must empty our minds of the “conceptual thought of man.” Most people place a high value on abstract thought, but Buddhism has clearly demonstrated that discriminative thinking lies at the root of delusion. I once heard someone say, “Thought is the sickness of the human mind.” From the Buddhist point of view this is quite true. To be sure, abstract thinking is useful when wisely employed – which is to say, when its nature and limitations are property understood – but as long as human beings remain slaves to their intellect, fettered and controlled by it, they can well be called sick.

To be continued

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  1. Here's to getting well.

    Comment by jena strong — July 23, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

  2. enough already.

    okay i really am loving all these posts in and of themselves but…

    the whole to be continued thing is killing my curious cat.

    Comment by latisha — July 23, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

  3. oh karen, you have no idea. with a summer visit from family comes a rush of thought and analysis and emotions running wild. It is not just parent's visit but the thought patterns that come with them. bridge

    Comment by Anonymous — July 27, 2009 @ 7:26 am

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