To All . . .
I heartily agree that it is wise to consider and be familiar with the facets or parts of the mind and the various “passions” the mind loves to indulge in.
neil is the closest to a basic grasp of it all. He is to be commended . . . altho there will always be refinements.
What one can quickly understand . . . that the mind can conjure up an answer to most anything . . . whether it makes any sense or not . . . and demand that all accept that as an “answer.” Take the statements by Uday Advaita . . . the teachings he proposes do not allow for an answer . . . ( the mind cannot come up with one so just dismiss any questioning ) ( which is true . . . the mind cannot go beyond itself to understand itself ) ( one cannot use mind to understand mind ) . . . and so . . . one can perpetually walk around in a semi-zombie mode and enjoy the present . . . and one has to pretty much rule the emotions with an iron grip to live and continue in this state.
I would like to ask . . .
1) . . . do you believe that ANY-one on this planet has the answer to all of this . . . such as where do thoughts come from . . . how do they tie into emotions . . . etc. Do the priestcraft, religionists, scientists, spiritualists, etc. . . . do you believe that any of them have the answer?
2) . . . if a person did have an answer . . . how would you determine on whether to listen to that person . . . given the principle that the answer would NOT go along with current thought and belief . . . and therefore would be highly suspect at best.