daverupa wrote:Already as the question is framed it consists in thinking of citta as something I train; the training of mind is me, mine, myself, and this means that the question is illegitimate because it assumes a self in the asking.
Is there a mind? Well sure - there it is, as you say it's right there, available for being aware of. Okay then, train it, because it's an untrained mind that allows dukkha, and it's a trained mind that prevents dukkha. It isn't that the mind is your responsibility; it's that the untrained mind allows dukkha, and that sucks, so train it and things won't suck.
No talk of who does the training need occur.
There is a being here....
But what has come up for me lately is that there are two worlds, two realities, the conventional and the ultimate, and that I need to manage both. Which is just fine, strange but fine...
manas wrote: there are two worlds, two realities, the conventional and the ultimate, and that I need to manage both.
manas wrote:Am I to understand it that although there is nothing in mind and body that is fitting to be regarded as me or mine - therefore this mind is not mine - that, nevertheless it is to be trained by me and no one else? I am to train, mould, shape and teach something that is not mine, but that if trained well, will lead to happiness, but if left wild and untrained, leads onward to more sorrow?
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