Strive4Karuna wrote:I have too many unwholesome thoughts and defilement and I am a judgmental person. Getting bombarded daily by my mind, what do I do when these unwholesome thoughts arise. Is it sufficient to watch the thought arise and pass or do I have to put in a counter-thought to overcome the defilement.
One approach is this:
One probably has some duties to attend to during the day - work, home chores etc.
It is possible to attend to those duties even if one's mind is a bit of a mess. The idea is to focus on the task at hand, and not get involved in the mental chatter. This is possible.
The unwholesome thoughts could also arise because one doesn't have the skills necessary to do one's work, so there is some negativity in one's mind. In this case, it is necessary to first improve one's work skills.
Here are some ideas, for example: http://calnewport.com/blog/2008/01/30/q ... y-classes/