Moth wrote:I have heard from some sources that the Buddha say all thoughts manifest at some point. I've also read that what we think is what we are. However a monk once told me that all thoughts are the same, that we can have evil thoughts and kind thoughts but as long as we don't attach/react to them it doesn't matter. As I have been practicing mindfulness/meditation more I am becoming aware of rather negative thoughts that I use to repress. They feels more reflexive than intentional, for example I'll have thoughts that perhaps something horrible has happened to someone I love or that something bad will happen to me. I often think like a hypochondriac, if I have a symptom of some disease I will think that I have the disease. Usually when I have these type of thoughts I counter or repress them. Now I've been trying to just be aware of them and let them pass. I feel this gives thoughts less power over me, but I hope it is not true that all thoughts manifest. What do you think?
There is no self, so there is no one that is a thought.
There is no self only agreggates.
The statement "You are what you think".
"Jhon is a man. Jhon think he is a woman." No matter how hard Jhon think or act as a woman, it will continue to be a man. So that above statement is a fallacy.
In a buddhist point of view a being is made of 5 agreggates.
The thought is a mind object, one of the 5 agreggates.
If one cling to mind objects, certainly they will influence the way one might act. One must see with discernement, seen the thought process as a thought process and not as himself.
If we are imersed in thoughs, actually, we will do and react the enviroments acording to the principles involved in our thought. Because there is no mindfull discernement and the reacting will come most automatically with out seen the origin and principles envolved in some internal or external object.