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To what extent can you trust the voice within?

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Postby reflection » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:56 pm

If I'm mindful I can see every thought is created by some underlying reason. The thought can tell you something about this underlying reason, but it is better to see it directly. So I choose to trust the mindfulness, and not to trust the thoughts. By not putting value into thoughts, the mind also becomes much more still and at ease, which in term makes mindfulness easier. My most valuable experiences on the path were when the mind was still like this.

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to the same extend that your mind has been purified.
"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Postby alan » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:31 pm

If you could trust the voice within, there would be no need for mindfulness; no need for the path.

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Postby lyndon taylor » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:54 pm

A lot of people hear a voice telling them not to do bad things, then go ahead and do them anyway. Mindfullness doesn't eliminate thoughts or "voices" in your head, it just gives you the wisdom to know which "voices" are worth following, and which "voices" should be ignored.
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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.


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