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Jan 16

The Misterious Ground of Being

reality-illusionby Frank M Wanderer

The most important thing we need to know about our Mind is that it is not something that exists separately, individually, like some inanimate object. The Mind is not an object–it is a process. The process of constantly streaming thoughts. This stream of the thoughts is what we perceive as the Mind. When these thoughts disappear, the Mind disappears with them, as the two are only able to exist together. The very basic nature of thoughts is that they are in a constant move, and this motion, almost automatically, creates the Mind.

Most people tend to identify with their thoughts and personal history, that is, with their Minds. A closer look at that personal history will, however, reveal that our internal story consists of a fabric of experiences and thoughts. Thoughts that explain our experiences, thoughts that we believe and with which we identified, thoughts that will thus provide the foundations of our self-determination.

But now the time has come for us to abandon all thoughts, and jump head first into the unknown. Let us imagine for a moment that all toughts evaporate from our head, and we no longer have any concepts, ideas, etc. there. Our lies are wrapped in thoughts, and they carry the false stamp of truth. The loss of thoughts will scare us so badly because the dream world, giving us a false sense of security, will also disappear with them.

When we are able to break free from the spell of our thoughts, we are suprised to realize that our image that we created about ourself will also disappear with our thoughts. We are then unable to answer the question, ”Who are we?” If we find an answer somewhere inside us, we are still the captives of our thoughts, the thoughts have not entirely disappeared from our head yet. But once our self-image has evaporated, we may no longer think of ourselves as fathers or mothers, Catholics or Muslims, good or bad.

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