Tuesday, 17 April 2018
I dreamt that we visited a Buddhist Temple.
I recalled meditating - observing my thoughts - and realizing that I was not my thoughts but the thinker of my thoughts (I only existed in the present moment).
But where did my thoughts come from?
Some of my thoughts were my own deductions.
But other thoughts were projected across the collective unconscious.
I was free to choose those thoughts which were helpful and reject those thoughts which were not.
Then I became aware of my heart.
I felt love and compassion for the sufferings of humanity.
I recalled Jesus' commandment to love God and love your neighbor.
This was essentially the same as the Buddha.
So if we can control our thoughts and feel compassion and love we are honoring both the Buddha and Jesus of Nazareth.
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