Does negative thinking matter?

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Re: Does negative thinking matter?

Post by Sam Vara » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:44 pm

binocular wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:32 pm
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
So it's thinking that makes bad dreams bad?
So Hamlet thought.

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Re: Does negative thinking matter?

Post by binocular » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:48 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:44 pm
binocular wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:32 pm
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
So it's thinking that makes bad dreams bad?
So Hamlet thought.
If that were so, he wouldn't have a problem, and then he could indeed be bounded in a nutshell, yet still count himself a king of infinite space.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: Does negative thinking matter?

Post by Sam Vara » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:59 pm

binocular wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:48 pm

If that were so, he wouldn't have a problem, and then he could indeed be bounded in a nutshell, yet still count himself a king of infinite space.
Yes, in Buddhist terms, Hamlet's problem was that he hadn't trained his mind and his thinking ran him.

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Re: Does negative thinking matter?

Post by Dinsdale » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:21 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:32 pm
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
(Shakespeare. But you thought it was cappucino, didn't you!)
Though there is pleasant and unpleasant vedana. ;)
Buddha save me from new-agers!

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Re: Does negative thinking matter?

Post by Dinsdale » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:23 am

No_Mind wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:15 am
I want to escape to Scotland :smile:
I walked yesterday on the East coast of England, strong onshore wind, around -10 with windchill. Brrr! Though I prefer it cold to hot, you can always put on more clothes ( or find a warm pub! ). ;)
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Re: Does negative thinking matter?

Post by Saengnapha » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:41 am

Dinsdale wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:23 am
No_Mind wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:15 am
I want to escape to Scotland :smile:
I walked yesterday on the East coast of England, strong onshore wind, around -10 with windchill. Brrr! Though I prefer it cold to hot, you can always put on more clothes. ;)
I walked 100m back and forth to the market and was soaked with sweat when I returned home. 36º, real feel 42º. I'm definitely not moving to the U.K.!

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Re: Does negative thinking matter?

Post by Sam Vara » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:16 am

Dinsdale wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:21 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:32 pm
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
(Shakespeare. But you thought it was cappucino, didn't you!)
Though there is pleasant and unpleasant vedana. ;)
Undoubtedly. But "pleasant" and "good" are not synonyms, nor are "unpleasant" and "bad".

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Re: Does negative thinking matter?

Post by binocular » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:33 pm

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