shel wrote:Right... reacting by calling someone an asshole conditions us, but not in a way that is in a step in the direction of forgiveness or freeing oneself of ill will.
Forgiveness is a blessing step for mind purification, but still bit conditioned state when root thinks something out there need its' forgiveness. This is not in compassion-wisdom, in recognition of nature, then no duality or nonduality in perceptions need a name and all is compassion. So is there been told.
ps; Good thoughts and bad thoughts are habitual tendencies, karma.
First there was nothing. Then God said: “ May there be light!” And there was light.
There was still nothing, but now that was much better to see.
All plays freely as a symphony orchestra without conductor.