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"Bhikkhus, as to the source through which perceptions
and notions tinged by mental proliferation beset a man:
if nothing is found there to delight in, welcome and hold to,
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vertical line Posted on Mar.16.2008 @ 02:21AM EDT by jetboobson
How does one control its own thoughts. Is it possible?

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Mar.16.2008
07:51AM EDT 
vertical line by not controlling them
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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.16.2008
08:48AM EDT 
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vertical line ahhh, don't ...
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Reply from ______
Mar.16.2008
09:35AM EDT 
vertical line The how has got to go because it implies there is a technique, a way, something to do.
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Reply from 9999999
Mar.16.2008
02:16PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "The how has got to go because it implies there is a technique, a way, something to do."
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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.16.2008
09:58PM EDT 
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Reply from Snibbler
Mar.17.2008
03:27PM EDT 
vertical line Yeah! We won`t take it anymore! How is gotta go NOW!
How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go!
(Who the ¤%# is How btw?...)
How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go!
How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go!
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Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.19.2008
12:40PM EDT 
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Quote: "Yeah! We won`t take it anymore! How is gotta go NOW!
How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go!
(Who the ¤%# is How btw?...)
How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go!
How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go! How is gotta go!
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okay how?

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Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.19.2008
12:46PM EDT 
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Mar.19.2008
02:03PM EDT 
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vertical line First you grow a beard. Then, oh, grow a beard, then come back and I'll explain the itchy parts.
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Reply from raeej91
Mar.20.2008
11:01PM EDT 
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Yeah I think this question is misunderstanding.  Shunryu Suzuki said that to think of waves without water or water without waves is delusion.  He was referring to mind and thoughts and I think what he meant was that mind and thought go together....they are one.  Mind is thought and thought is mind.  So the only way to get rid of thought would be to destroy the mind...?  Anyways getting rid of thought is not the point of zen I think.  It's about unattaching ourselves from thought so that we aren't interfering or involved in it.

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Reply from shayne
Mar.20.2008
11:04PM EDT 
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vertical line yepper raeej91.........thought is good. nothing wrong with thought. you just simply observe thought and let it go. one thought after another.
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Mar.20.2008
11:31PM EDT 
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Yeah I think this question is misunderstanding.  Shunryu Suzuki said that to think of waves without water or water without waves is delusion.  He was referring to mind and thoughts and I think what he meant was that mind and thought go together....they are one.  Mind is thought and thought is mind.  So the only way to get rid of thought would be to destroy the mind...?  Anyways getting rid of thought is not the point of zen I think.  It's about unattaching ourselves from thought so that we aren't interfering or involved in it.

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get rid of ego mind, maybe
by the method of mental starvation
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