Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Resolving Thoughts

A friend is conducting an online research exploring aspects of attitudes and personality, such as eating habits, thoughts and emotions, as well as some of the effects of meditation.

The final field of the 60-question questionnaire on meditation is an open field, "What else do you do to in order to get rid of pleasant or unwanted thoughts?" The brief reflections...

1. Analyze the inner roots of the thought, examine the factors that give rise to it and attempt to resolve the cause.

2. Bring full focus to a certain meditation object, leading to a deep state of tranquility.

3. Dissipate the base (five senses and the mind) of the experience through penetrating contemplation on its ethereal and inherently empty nature.

4. Question the validity of the ego-agent, the aggregator of positive and negative reactions, the assessor of desirability and undesirability.

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