September 11th ~ Is it not necessary to understand the thinker, the doer, the actor, since his thought, his deed, his action cannot be separated from him? The thinker is the thought, the doer is the deed, the actor is the action. In his thought the thinker is revealed. The thinker through his actions creates his own misery, his ignorance, his strife. The painter paints this picture of passing happiness, of sorrow, of confusion. Why does he prodcue this painful picture? Surely, this is the problem that must be studied, understood and dissolved. Why does the thinker think his thoughts, from which flow all his actions? This is the rock wall against which you have been battering your head, is it not? If the thinker can transcend himself, then all conflict will cease: and to transcend he must know himself. What is known and understood, what is fulfilled and competed does not repeat itself. it is repetition that gives continuity to the thinker.
October 27th, 2019 ~ The quote: “Why does the thinker think his thoughts, from which flow all his action?” is a powerful one. To not resist or act on these thoughts, but to notice them. The world would be a better place.
Later, “What is known and understood, what is fulfilled and completed does not repeat itself. It is repetition that gives continuity to the thinker.” Just noticing our thoughts and letting them pass by like floating clouds. They say to do this for meditation. There is so much pressure to act and do things.