Why would you say that?

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The mind likes to generate stories about experience and turn them into a judgment as to how things are going  or predictions as to what will really happen. It is useful to spot this and ask ourselves “why would you say that?”. This is the most basic practice and lets us remain with our bare attention, without making it into a big story about “us” or adding on stuff from our history or our insecurities:

Then you should train yourself thus: In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In reference to what passes through as thoughts, only what passes through as thoughts. That is how you should train yourself.

When for you there will be only the seen in reference to the seen, only the heard in reference to the…

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on November 26, 2015, in Reposted from elsewhere. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Often it is the simplest of concepts that are the most useful. And are too often dismissed out of hand by those most needing to avail themselves of them.

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