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How do enlightened people think?

Enlightened people do not overgeneralize. (This can be supported by both Pali Canon as well as Mahayana sources.) Concepts like "enlightened", "person", "I", and "thinking" are all ...
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Is mind the most valuable thing according to the Lord Buddha?

In MN 56, we see disciples of the founder of Jainism, Mahavira (called Nigantha Nataputta in the suttas) debate with the Buddha. Apparently, Nigantha Nataputta taught that physical deeds weigh more ...
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Is this a passable translation of Dogen's "without thinking"?

Think of not-thinking. How do you think of not-thinking? Be before thinking. These are the basics of zazen. When one's perceptional faculties are acutely developed and on the cusp of awakening, ...
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What is a "thought?" (Particularly in reference to thoughts that arise during meditation)

According to Buddhism thought to arise from the consciousness. Which are called Vitakka and Vicara. There are many types of wholesome and unwholesome thoughts. A person should have a good grasp of ...
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Thoughts and meditation.

Not "discarded" no. Just not touched. That's why they said leave front and back doors open. So they can enter and exit. You don't have to chase them away. But yeah, some thoughts can be very cool and ...
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What is a belief as per the buddhism?

What I believe is what I look up to, everyday. What you believe in may just be your perception and not reality. Whatever you should be able to verify at the experiential level then you should look up ...
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Is this a passable translation of Dogen's "without thinking"?

I had a look at translations of Dogen's essay "Universally Recommended Instructions for Zazen": Think of not thinking. Not thinking-what kind of thinking is that? Nonthinking. This is the ...
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Is this a passable translation of Dogen's "without thinking"?

To me the English phrase, "think of thinking which is no longer thought" implies that it used to be thought, that it was previously thought, but is no longer thought i.e. it is not thought any more. ...
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How do enlightened people think?

The enlightened ones can think, and do have thoughts, as shown in the quote below. But their line of thinking is always without defilements (kilesas) - see this answer and this answer. Thoughts are ...
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How do I let go the ownership of the mind?

This is due to subtle Upadana. (clinging) There are three kinds of clinging. -Kama Upadana (it seems you have less of this) -Dithi upadana -Atta upadana. (perhaps this is your problem) -Silabbatha ...
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Ignoring thoughts vs. understanding them

These are not mutually exclusive. In fact, the latter method contains the 1st method you mentioned as the last resort. So do both in tandem as needed: OP: One would be to try to ignore the thoughts, ...
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Are there any sila / vinaya for mind?

There are three types of Sankhara. Mano,Vaci and Kaya. Avoiding Vaci Sankhara and Kaya Sankhara considered Sila. They are also called "Papa" Suppressing Mano Sankhara considered as Samadhi. These are ...
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Is mind the most valuable thing according to the Lord Buddha?

From Dhammapada 184 "Nibbana is supreme," say the Buddhas. 43 Neither mother, father, nor any other relative can do one greater good than one's own well-directed mind.
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Is it true that its always thoughts that creates emotions?

I was going through a video that said that 'thoughts create emotions' but I disagree to this, Many times I am engulfed by emotions first, like fear, anxiety, worry, and insecurity and I scan through ...
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Is mind the most valuable thing according to the Lord Buddha?

Not valuable, but most important..it is the basis of his dhamma...also mind is hurdle in buddhist practice and mind itself is the cure...by crossing this mind -realm one attain goal of buddhism: ...
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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 doing ...
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How do enlightened people think?

The issue is attachment, not desire. Whenever one takes an action the world — be it as basic as deciding to eat food or go to sleep, or as refined as choosing to teach dharma for the benefit of others ...
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How do enlightened people think?

The first step is to let go of the question. After all, when we hold on to questions such as these we are attached to them. The matter is illustrated aptly by a painting found on the road between ...
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Are there any sila / vinaya for mind?

There are "Dhamma lists" listed here: Dhamma Lists -- many of these are lists of (harmful) mental states to avoid or escape, or of (beneficial or virtuous) mental states to cultivate.
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What is a "thought?" (Particularly in reference to thoughts that arise during meditation)

You probably need to differentiate thinking and thought. Intent is kamma. One executes intent through thinking, speaking and doing (physical action). Thought is vinnana, which is defined as "to ...
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Can a Buddhist truthfully say, "You insulted / offended / angered / hurt me?"

I think it is your responsibility to stay calm. But first listen carefully, because maybe the person is telling you the truth in an aggressive way. So if he/she is telling the truth, accept it. If not,...
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Can a Buddhist truthfully say, "You insulted / offended / angered / hurt me?"

The Lord Buddha said those who accuse another falsely with slanderous speech go to hell. Keeping this in mind, a Buddhist should not be offended. He goes to hell, the one who asserts what didn't take ...
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