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What is a “thought?” (Particularly in reference to thoughts that arise during meditation)

I've been reading/studying E F Shumacher's A Guide for the Perplexed, a philosophical book about the nature of knowledge and our capacity for understanding the world, especially in relation to "higher"...
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How to make my thoughts non influencial on my happiness and presence?

I feel like I am ruled by my mind and it's illogical behaviour what to do. Thanks
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Thoughts and meditation.

Meditation as a whole states that 'Remain untouched to what goes in the mind. Let front door and back door be opened. Don't serve tea to the thoughts.' But at some point it is pretty confusing that do ...
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What is a belief as per the buddhism?

What I believe is what I look up to, everyday. Every belief originates me. Then am I a phenomena in itself?
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Is this a passable translation of Dogen's “without thinking”?

His, Dogen's, Fukanzazengi, says Think of not-thinking. How do you think of not-thinking? Be before thinking. These are the basics of zazen. I haven't, I think, been formally taught zazen. But ...
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Can we program or pre-define our last thoughts?

I have heard the last thoughts of a person can define next life. If so can we somehow define them through practice, so when the time comes they will be as we planned? Or is there a practice that ...
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Can a Buddhist truthfully say, “You insulted / offended / angered / hurt me?”

I feel that in his Ball Of Honey Discourse, the Buddha advised his followers to reflect within whenever they felt offended: and to identify the processes of their mind that caused perceptions or ...
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Handling painful emotions

My students' formal feedback about teaching makes me feel defeated. What would be a Buddhist view of this pain?
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Controlling one's sexual thoughts

How does one control one's thoughts? ESPECIALLY the uncontrollable desires related to sexual drive which are built deep into our conscience. Answers are DEEPLY appreciated.
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Could a software model of Abidhamma ( human thought Process - citta) help in Psychology?

As of my understanding, Abidhamma explains the initial thinkings (citta -thought process) and models the final thinking patterns. If someone implements this known patterns in software, wouldn't it be ...