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Negative thinking


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Thu, 05 Sep 2019 #121
Thumb_kinfonet_avatar Clive Elwell New Zealand 5194 posts in this forum Offline

Jose Roberto Moreira wrote:
But is everything that we consider appropriate based on that? For instance, we do not consider keeping birds in cages appropriate. Is that based on prejudices, etc?

Self interest, the mind, is not the only movement active in our lives, is it? Is there not , for example, the action of seeing? We do have moments of clarity, free of the arguments and machinations of thought, do we not? There are such energies as compassion, understanding, intelligence, the drive to see what is true, are there not?

If there are not, then ..... the situation seems hopeless.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2019 #122
Thumb_open-uri20151228-18124-1kyi3s7-0 Jose Roberto Moreira Brazil 70 posts in this forum Offline

Clive Elwell wrote:
Self interest, the mind, is not the only movement active in our lives, is it? Is there not , for example, the action of seeing? We do have moments of clarity, free of the arguments and machinations of thought, do we not? There are such energies as compassion, understanding, intelligence, the drive to see what is true, are there not?

If there are not, then ..... the situation seems hopeless.

Yes, we do have moments of clarity! You are right, otherwise it would be very hard to proceed.

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