What is connection thought and habit. Are you knowing your unaware habit..for example smoking. we are aware smoking habit but some habit we are not aware Indian habit tea in morning (Feeling habit)(I am not aware these habit many year but I know it ) Mobile habit new habit Tv habit new habit screen habit new habit Indian Festival habit.
Muslim Prayer habit
Hindu habit
Muslim habit
Monk habit .

Our mind always making new habit and trap in habit.

I am not telling smoking habit beacuse we are aware these habit. I am always making new habit and trap in habit For example.

Sorry my english is very bad

  • Try google translate? If you express yourself better i am sure you would get better answers. – sigh... Oct 28 '19 at 23:23
  • I think the OP is saying, "There are all these habits (not to mention smoking) -- these habits exists. Our mind always lives in habits. Why? And what about making new habits?" – ChrisW Oct 29 '19 at 2:02
  • But I didn't understand what this part of the question is asking: "Recall by thought?" – ChrisW Oct 29 '19 at 2:03

The mind is not you but it can be trained. It has been trained to repeatedly form unwholesome/unskillful states. Train it in mindfulness, a wholesome state, by getting familiar with what greed, aversion and getting lost in thought are like. Then the mind trained in skillful states will pull itself out of old and into new habbits on its own. Try not to force out of habbits because that is defilement. Instead, learn correct mindfulness in daily life.


I think i get what you mean based on the comments.

Thinking can only be about these six;

  1. what has been seen
  2. what has been heard
  3. what has been smelled
  4. what has been tasted
  5. what has been felt
  6. what has been thought about or imagined

Thinking arranges a map of sorts, map is like the general understanding

In reference to this one could say that mind lives in [it's] habits in as far as thinking is directed referencing the map that is made by thinking as it is thus directed. When mind is directed in reference to the map, it becomes a path travelled and it might produce the expected result, if a path is frequently travelled it becomes well explored by intellect and well known.

Intention and attention are also based on that same map of an interpretation of phenomena. Therefore what is seen, heard, smelled, tasted, sensed, imagined & thought about; comes into play by directing according to the map and having come into being is in turn thought about and evaluated, laying foundation future reference.


A habit is basically rebirth. Looking for rebirth, we find SN12.23:

I say that suffering has a vital condition. And what is it? You should say: ‘Rebirth.’

I say that rebirth has a vital condition. And what is it? You should say: ‘Continued existence.’

I say that continued existence has a vital condition. And what is it? You should say: ‘Grasping.’

I say that grasping has a vital condition. And what is it? You should say: ‘Craving.’

I say that craving has a vital condition. And what is it? You should say: ‘Feeling.’ … You should say: ‘Contact.’ … You should say: ‘The six sense fields.’ … You should say: ‘Name and form.’ … You should say: ‘Consciousness.’ … You should say: ‘Choices.’ … I say that choices have a vital condition, they don’t lack a vital condition. And what is the vital condition for choices? You should say: ‘Ignorance.’

Notice the phrase "six sense fields." This includes the five senses as well as thought. Therefore Dependent Origination describes the connection between thought and habit.

The cure is the Noble Eight-Fold Path. Even though we may understand that clinging to our delights causes us suffering, to actually get rid of habitual suffering does require practicing the Path, relinquishing identity view. And identity view is just the craving in habits (MN44):

“Ma’am, they speak of this thing called ‘the origin of identity’. What is the origin of identity that the Buddha spoke of?”

“It’s the craving that leads to future rebirth, mixed up with relishing and greed, taking pleasure in various different realms. That is, craving for sensual pleasures, craving to continue existence, and craving to end existence. The Buddha said that this is the origin of identity.”

To end suffering, one replaces unskillful habits (e.g., smoking) with skillful habits (e.g., observing precepts).

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