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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 11:18 PM
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originally posted by: XxNightAngelusxX
a reply to: FyreByrd




Buddhists really don't care about the 'content' of your thinking, their objective is to refine and dicipline the thinking process, cognition, the 'executive' functions of thought.



But see, designing the way I think terrifies me for some reason...

It shouldn't, but it does




Buddhism is not a religion in the western sense of the world - though there are ritual trappings. Its a philosophy and a discipline - a mental discipline.



I will definitely look into it, my only concern is trying to empty my mind and discipline it. I've never been able to before and thinking that some philosophy invented by someone else could influence me scares me, and GOD is it frustrating. I'm overly paranoid is all. It's a milestone I have to overcome.


But you have control over what is 'designed'. I would 'contemplate' this fear. I can see how you would be afraid of another controling how you think ( we do learn how to think by those around us, parents, teachers, friends) but when we work with our own minds, we learn to differentiate between 'conditioning' and 'clarity'.




posted on Apr, 13 2015 @ 03:17 AM
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Alex Jones's beliefs are a form of philosophy, just saying. By listening to Alex Jones, or even reading threads here, you are doing exactly what you claim to be afraid of.

It is very clear you have been influenced by a philosophy of fear.



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: FyreByrd

originally posted by: XxNightAngelusxX
a reply to: FyreByrd




Buddhists really don't care about the 'content' of your thinking, their objective is to refine and dicipline the thinking process, cognition, the 'executive' functions of thought.



But see, designing the way I think terrifies me for some reason...

It shouldn't, but it does




Buddhism is not a religion in the western sense of the world - though there are ritual trappings. Its a philosophy and a discipline - a mental discipline.



I will definitely look into it, my only concern is trying to empty my mind and discipline it. I've never been able to before and thinking that some philosophy invented by someone else could influence me scares me, and GOD is it frustrating. I'm overly paranoid is all. It's a milestone I have to overcome.


But you have control over what is 'designed'. I would 'contemplate' this fear. I can see how you would be afraid of another controling how you think ( we do learn how to think by those around us, parents, teachers, friends) but when we work with our own minds, we learn to differentiate between 'conditioning' and 'clarity'.



You're right. It's a thing I'm working on.



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: calstorm
Alex Jones's beliefs are a form of philosophy, just saying. By listening to Alex Jones, or even reading threads here, you are doing exactly what you claim to be afraid of.

It is very clear you have been influenced by a philosophy of fear.


I felt this way long before I ever heard the man speak.

When I first heard him, it was, as stated, like listening to all my own thoughts and feelings speaking back to me. That's why I like him. I feel like I can relate to the frustration he has. That's all.



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