Awareness vs Internal monologue

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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

Postby undefineable » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:22 pm

@Zhen Li: I noticed you mentioned 'tension and tightness around your brain' a lot in an earlier post. I did recently have a large tumour of the brain lining (a 'meningioma') removed, but major cases in younger people are very rare. {I'm making this one justifiable exception to what I said in a post yesterday in case anyone's wondering ;) } - Do you think that people (or perhaps the beings of their previous rebirths) have to have indulged in an unnatural degree of craving in order to build up enough of that tension and tightness? {Of course, scientists would never let on or try to prove this if they suspected it, since it would obviously worry people too much.} Anyway, I sense that discovering Buddhism may have at least delayed this a few years for me.

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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

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Bodhidharma [my translation]
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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

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I guess you did not find my description helpful. No? Either way, good luck to you.
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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

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Re: Awareness vs Internal monologue

Postby yoga lion » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:01 am

I don't think its possible to have a sense of awareness during thinking and its also not necessary to practice it.

Thinking is just the function of consciousness(awareness). Think when needed. Let it go when not needed.

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