watching thoughts pass

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watching thoughts pass

Postby befriend » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:51 pm

if i watch my thoughts pass, i get some serious nibbida (disenchantment), i have never heard of this as a buddhist meditation, but wondering if it is? thanks, metta befriend
to practice patience with others rough speech, perceive there words as only sound, patience is the path to nibbana.

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Re: watching thoughts pass

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:08 pm

Hi Befriend,

Can you give an example of the thoughts and the feeling you get (a made-up one if you don't want to share you actual thoughts)?

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Re: watching thoughts pass

Postby befriend » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:25 pm

yeah i dont know about this, i feel spaced out. but it seems there might be something to it, it doesnt matter what thoughts i had i was just watching my thoughts come and go, then i was like this is stupid its the same thing here they are there they go. but i sensed it was wholesome because it led me to a dispassionate state towards my thoughts and feelings. i wouldnt do this without further knowledge on the exercise because like i said i did feel spaced out this morning and after i did it again today. taking a break from that and going back to regular meditation. but will ask someone who knows more about this. metta, befriend
to practice patience with others rough speech, perceive there words as only sound, patience is the path to nibbana.

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Re: watching thoughts pass

Postby Mr Man » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:46 am

Befriend,
You may find this link interesting: http://www.tricycle.com/dharma-talk/noticing-space
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Re: watching thoughts pass

Postby befriend » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:55 pm

thanks! thats just what i was looking for. awesome. metta, Befriend
to practice patience with others rough speech, perceive there words as only sound, patience is the path to nibbana.


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