ByteChaser2 54M
2834 posts
1/6/2006 11:09 am

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Remember the solution to this challenge...

Remembrance was a Buddhist philosophers trick. Rather than asking your mind to search for a solution to a potentially impossible challenge, ask your mind to simply remember it. The presupposition that one once knew the answer creates the mind set that the answer must exist... thus eliminating the crippling conception of hopelessness.

I read this somewhere and thinking it was somehow important, wrote it in my journal. In theory, it sounds like the key to an introspective's ability to remain sane while struggling with some personal oddity or issue.

You'd think. In practice however...

It's a simple concept. Simply realign your thinking to accept that the solution to any specific issue is locked up in your head (that you already know what the solution or answer is). If you can accept this premise, then all you have to do it remember it.

So... what are those of us, the ones who have trouble remembering even the most seemingly insignificant things, supposed to do? If I can't remember what I ate last night, how am I supposed to remember some buried, camouflaged, secreted memory?

Argghhhh Maybe I need to just shave my head bald?

rm_sj365 56F
2414 posts
1/6/2006 11:37 am

*smiles* but no lalala

Trying to remember...searching for answers... even resisting the idea that you CAN remember is far too much work, far too active to be truly Zen.
Zen is motionless...passive...

"When a state of perfect motionlessness and unawareness is obtained all the signs of life will depart and also every trace of limitation will vanish... answers will unfold themselves to you."

Least thats what the Zen master tells me

rm_sj365 56F
2414 posts
1/6/2006 11:41 am busy being spiritual i forgot to say :

errrr on the head shaving thing? ummm no..please & thank you

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
1/6/2006 11:47 am

the blue just confused my wine sodden brain,think bah ,if i thought i would be quite dangerous.

i remember alsorts of useless crap,store it away for ever,but i cannot for the life of me remember book and film titles that i have watch or read

I'm a

i'm here to stay

LovelyLadyLumpzz 41F

1/6/2006 1:03 pm

_Safira 54F
11260 posts
1/6/2006 1:23 pm

This has been one of my favorite concepts for years!

Remember ... "He is able who thinks he is able." ~ Buddha

And I'm with SJ ... Though I really love a bald pate, NO HEAD SHAVING! (That's not the way to enlightenment.)


This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


ByteChaser2 54M

1/6/2006 2:37 pm

So... sj, If zen is motionless (to include even thought), why would a Buddhist have used such a technique? No wait! I think I know the answer... Either the pursuit of zen is BS or Buddhists are... Or the teachings of a religion, once again are in opposition with themselves...

I think...

ByteChaser2 54M

1/6/2006 2:38 pm

And no bald head? Prolly wouldn't have worked anyway

ByteChaser2 54M

1/6/2006 2:39 pm

Papy - I'd remember that butt though

ByteChaser2 54M

1/6/2006 2:41 pm

I'm givin up on sex Katey... too distracting lol

ByteChaser2 54M

1/6/2006 2:41 pm

Lady... just a smile? How about a grin right back atcha!

ByteChaser2 54M

1/6/2006 2:43 pm

Ok Safira, I promise... No head shaving!

I'm able, I think...

ByteChaser2 54M

1/6/2006 5:29 pm

Lol divinity! The bane of my very existance... Thinking.

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