thought/feeling and the ending of time

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thought/feeling and the ending of time

Post by +Jim+ » Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:49 pm

Thought is a fabulous tool.
Thought is as central to human life as breathing is.
Ask yourself a question, and if it's important enough to you, thought will tirelessly seek an answer.
Thought found a way to put a man on the moon.
Thought can find the means to feed and clothe us all.

BUT if you ask thought a wrong question then thought can get stuck in an endless loop.

Thought even brought many of us to the seeking of enlightenment. We experienced suffering and we sought a solution - "how can I avoid suffering in the future?"
This is a wrong question and the beginning of an endless loop.

The body doesn't differentiate between a thought and reality. If we imagine a stressful experience in the future, the body chemistry responds as if the experience is actually happening. If athletes imagine themselves running a race, the body responds and sends the same chemicals around the body just as it would if the race was actually being run.

So thought creates an image of me in the future and believes in it's creation due to the feelings experienced while projecting the future. Thought then tries to seek security for that future me.
Now thought is caught in a loop.
The future me doesn't exist, so thought is trying to solve a non-existant problem.

This sometimes leads people to believe that thought is the problem, then thought gets stuck in a loop trying to end thought.

And all that's truly needed, is to realise the nature of thought/feeling, and see that the future doesn't exist.
There is no me suffering in the future that needs saving!

This is the ending of time.

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It's like attempting to nourish yourself on the memory of yesterday's lunch!


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Re: thought/feeling and the ending of time

Post by Sighclone » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:13 pm

Thanks, Jim! :) Very well put! (I think... :oops: )

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A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce

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Re: thought/feeling and the ending of time

Post by tikey » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:00 pm

+Jim+ wrote: This sometimes leads people to believe that thought is the problem, then thought gets stuck in a loop trying to end thought.
thought is not a problem. only wrong use of it IS :P
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Re: thought/feeling and the ending of time

Post by doug » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:50 pm

thanks Jim...

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