Saturday, December 21, 2013
Where does suffering go when we are not thinking about it?
For that matter, where does our sense of self go when we are not thinking about that?
They are not there.
This is not a trick or an example of denial.
It's a clue.
Aside from thought, there is no self and no suffering.
What we are is beyond or prior to thought.?
We are that in which thought arises and passes away with its fantasies of self and suffering.
I was thinking today about animals and they manage just fine without symbols and concepts. And they don't seem to get that hung up on pain either.
The only knowing of self is actually "nothingness".
All that you may think you are but really aren't...keeps you reeling under all kinds of effects, and sufferings!!! Neither this....nor that!! or.....
Neti! Neti! Neti!!
Knowledge is the mindful impetus of a suffering being.
The movement of be to being, present and future, and space and time; all arise in the thought that we can creatively or conceptually know the unknown.
Thought is not truth because it changes, but it becomes the subjective reality upon which we place our sense of value.