Think About Consciousness

You should stop thinking altogether, although thinking is not the enemy. One great thing about a well developed, consistent meditation practice is that you will have no enemies. Not self does that. In order to have an enemy, you have to have a clear sense of yourself as someone who could have interests that are inimical to those of someone else, which you can’t have once not self arises in your mind.

So thinking is not an enemy, but it is a problem. Thoughts emerge from consciousness, as everything does, but thoughts are sort of the noise of consciousness. A very few thoughts may…

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William B. Turner

William B. Turner

Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.