"Tactical" VS. "Strategical" Awareness

Tania's picture



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Riktam Kantu said:

If you want to ease your pain, watch your emotions. If you want to eliminate your pain, watch your thoughts.

The reason for that is that we are identified primarily with our thoughts, with the thinker. As long as we do not observe the thinker, thoughts will keep on coming "from behind the observer", this is the trickiness of the mind, it will always find a loophole to infiltrate in. These thoughts are the reason for our pains, they call emotions in response and those inflict the pain.

So, having the pain manifested as emotions, you can clearly ease it by observing the emotions but bare in mind, though very helpful, productive and most advisable, this is only a tactical aproach - other kinds of pain will keep on pouring as you didn't handle the source, the trigger of the pain: the thoughts.

Once you are ready, try to watch also the thinker and thoughts will subside. Then you will embark on the strategic path of eliminating the source of pain: the wild stream of uncontrolled thoughts enabled by unconscious identification with the thinker.



santthosh kumaar's picture

THE THINKER AND THE THOUGHTS ARE WITH IN THE MIND

Santthosh
HI TANIA,
When the thinker and his thoughts and emotions are within the mind. who has to watch the emotion and the thoughts. The thinker and the thoughts cease to exist without the mind.

Who or what observes the thinker of the thoughts of the dream. Thinker and the thoughts of the dream both exist within the dream. Likewise thinker and the thoughts are within the Waking.Therefore it is no use watching emotions and thoughts which are part and parcel of the Waking or dream.
ONE HAS TO KNOW WHO WITNESS THE THREE STATES WHICH APPEAR AND DISAPPEARS IN SUCCESSION IN ORDER TO OVERCOME THE ILLUSORY DUALITY.
WITH RESPECT AND REGARDS
SANTTHOSH

santthosh kumaar | Wed, 07/02/2008 - 16:20
Tania's picture

so what?

Indeed the thinker and the thoughts are within the mind but this does not say "there is no use in watching emotions and thoughts..."

On the contrary, the fact that something is within the mind or/and the maya / dream only makes the watching of it more vital, otherwise it will control you and you will be identified with your mind, your dream, your maya.

Don't be afraid to watch your mind, your illusion world, only in this way you will be able to set free of them, to disconnect your identification with them - whatever you can watch is not you.

Tania | Wed, 07/02/2008 - 16:52