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Postby befriend » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:50 pm

i know when we are in an angry mood thinking angry thoughts we apply techniques to pacify it. but what do we do with just a random fleeting involuntary thought such as, i hate this person? is anything needed to be done. we all have involuntary random negative thoughts that enter our mind through out the day, does anything need to be done about them?
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Postby befriend » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:44 pm

thank you. what if the negative thought has already passed and is gone, do we have to label it then?
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Postby befriend » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:57 pm

so dont worry about the thought you werent mindful of and just keep practicing mindfulness on and off the cushion.
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Postby Coyote » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:02 pm

If the angry thought has gone, but you still have it in mind, you could always note "remembering, remembering" until it is gone. Often I find an unwholesome thought comes back in a sense as I remember it involuntarily. Or if you have a chain of thought leading on from it, e.g why did I think that?, I wasn't being mindful!, I should be more careful next time ect. you could establish mindfulness on that.
Commentary states that mindfulness can never be 100% in the present moment due to momentariness (not to say it isn't practically in the present moment), so if you are so inclined bear that in mind.
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Re: daydreams

Postby John1122 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:18 pm

Maybe your missing or forgetting something at the point of contact?

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Re: daydreams

Postby pegembara » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:11 am

And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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Re: daydreams

Postby befriend » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:18 pm

is it necessary to return to a wholesome object after an akusala thought has arisen and left without my awareness of it, can i return to reading a book if i am reading? thank you.
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