tiltbillings wrote: danieLion wrote:
I used to listen to music a lot. Now, if I'm not careful (practice some restraint) songs get stuck in my head and play like loops, including while I sit.
Sorry it's not a sutta reference.
If a song gets stuck in your head while you are sitting, what do you do? Is it an occasion for negative feelings in response to the this bit of mental music?
I was very tire yesterday. Let's try again.
Not songs I don't like. And songs I do like I start not to like because they loop. But the loops are usually only a small part of the song--like the chorus for example--10-15 secs, then they start over. It's not the music, per se, that I feel negative about--when
I feel that way about it--but the repetition and duration. Sometimes I get pro-active and use techniques to prevent or stop the loops, and sometimes I let them arise and pass. I used to always feel negative about them, but now I'd say I experience them more neutrally probably because I've trained myself to see them as conditioned phenomena.
Does that make sense?
"You stop me, obviously with a demand for a personal explanation. 'How is it, you write, 'that you reject with such immitigable scorn the very foundation-stones of Buddhism, and yet refer disciples enthusiastically to the technique of some of its subtlest super-structures?'
-Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears
, Chapter XXVII: Structure of Mind Based on that of Body (Haeckel and Bertrand Russell)
"Questions of reality are too important to be left to the scientists."
-Paul Feyerbend, The Tyranny of Science
, p. 51 (Polity: 2012).