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Thinking is groping in the dark. When things are seen clearly thoughts are not required.

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Thinking & Action

Self Knowledge comes from self observation. Self observation is seeing oneself in action both inwardly and outwardly.

Let me take an example to illustrate my point. I am ambitious and since I feel the burden and have read too that in spirituality ambition is a big no no, I begin to think how I can get rid of my ambitious nature. I may become a monk who sold his Ferrari or plan a course of action using my creative thinking.

On the other hand if I were to see clearly all that is involved in being ambitious and the fact that ambition is about my self image, playing to the gallery, social conditioning etc, I would drop it as we give up playing games we used to play as small boys because we have outgrown them.

joejo | Mon, 11/10/2014 - 05:57
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When you see a rope as snake no amount of creative imagination or intuition helps. Seeing the snake is in itself complete action and not thinking.

joejo | Mon, 11/10/2014 - 05:58
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Sun & Moon

The point is thought is always an abstraction of 'What Is' (creative imagination) and not the thing itself. Only a direct perception of truth (without creative imagination or intuition) is the only way out when caught in the trap.

'Seeing or direct perception leads to appropriate action as in the given example discovery of rope allays all our fears along with all physiological reactions.

Thought could be used by intelligence that perceives directly and could be compared to Sun but knowledge obtained by thought (mind) is indirect and compared to moonlight, does not reveal things as they are.

joejo | Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:47