Date: Sat Feb 22 2003 - 14:23:48 EST
In a message dated 2/22/03 12:55:10 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> There is a Christian tradition of silent prayer & Paul says that even when
> we don't know what to say, the Spirit prays for us (Rom.8:26). As to how
> God deals with the "good thoughts" of Buddhists I leave God to decide - but
> I doubt that he simply ignores them.
Buddhists don't believe in "good thoughts." They believe in the elimination
of conscious thought.
I Wo-Luan know a device
wherefore to blot out all my thoughts:
The objective world no more stirs the mind
And daily matures my Enlightenment!
from Zen Buddhism, selected writings of D.T. Suzuki edited by William Barrett
Interestingly, when there is no conscious thought, the self is unrealized or
sacrificed and what was formerly object, is the focus of attention and
becomes subject - the elimination of the subject/object dichotomy.
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