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Is mind the most valuable thing according to the Lord Buddha?

Is mind the most valuable thing according to the buddha that we should protect by doing anything to everything? Are there any metaphors said by Lord Buddha on the value of protecting the mind vs ...
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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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How do I let go the ownership of the mind?

If someone offense me on physical things like "You are not beautiful, You are poor, You are not smart", I can bear it. Actually I don't care much. But, If someone offense me on my thoughts like "You ...
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Ignoring thoughts vs. understanding them

Every day I struggle with an onslaught of negative thoughts (perfectionists with a huge ego). I came upon two different schools of thought in Buddhism teaching. One would be to try to ignore the ...
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Categorizing common thoughts patterns and believes

Are there any list of thought patterns / believes of a person who have extream aversion, conceite .... etc ? There is an android app that gives a similar result. (I'm not sure that I can linked to a ...
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Are there any sila / vinaya for mind?

There are five precepts. I don't kill living species. I don't do sexual miaconduct. ........ Similary, Are there any for mind ? Like, I don't think ...... .... We can think according to the five ...
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How do enlightened people think?

Most of our thoughts are caused by desire. So, what are the thoughts of a person who has no desire? Another way of asking the same question: if we remove desire based thoughts, what will remain? ...
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What is the meaning of “Nothing new will be said here, nor have I any skill in composition. Therefore I do not imagine that I can benefit others.”

To my knowledge, Bodhicaryāvatāra expressed the Nothing new will be said here, nor have I any skill in composition. Therefore I do not imagine that I can benefit others. I have done this to perfume my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...