Friday, 11 September 2009

Thoughtlessness = Enlightenment: How?

The thoughtlessness philosophy is not new, no, it is ancient, which accounts for its age ;-) . . . 
. . . you should be mindful of that! 

Thoughtlessness requires you not to think; but is it possible not to think? 

What happens to the mind that manages to become still, does it vegetate, we'll have to find out folks?

Why would anyone even contemplate such a thing? 

We'll explore all such questions, that's what we'll do together, but only if you hang around; will you? 

After all I'm actually asking you to act thoughtlessly, or am I? Is there any connection between thoughtlessness and enlightenment? 

Oh yes, for sure there is, because only when discursive thinking is slowed right down do you begin to experience what is known as 'illumination', which is the state of being where the mind starts to become 'still' yet it remains fully 'alert' and intelligently present. 

Illumination precedes enlightenment, which means that you have to go through a long process of gradual illumination of the brain before you can experience the enlightened state of being. 

So, yes, the enlightened state does indeed require you to still discursive thought, but only so that pure intelligence, unadulterated by aimless and problematic thinking, can take over your psychic or mental space. 

There you have it; thoughtless people are enlightened people because enlightened people think less problematically :-)  


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