Deep Thought IVAN G
While Buddha understood the mind to be a ‘flow’ or ‘stream’ of mental events, some thinkers speculated that it was actually a string of individual moments arising and passing away. Later still, the final theory confirmed that the last thought is a moment a person has before die that will determine their next life, but this moment may be based in all the previous experiences. This idea, seems to be a development of the Buddha’s teachings. “Have no fear! Your demise will not be bad. If one’s mind has long been nurtured with conviction, virtue and learning, then the body; endowed with form, composed of the four primary elements, will be eaten by crows, vultures, hawks or all sorts of creatures, nevertheless the mind — long nurtured with discernment -; will rise upward being liberated.” Enjoy this session and remember… the mind always rises up!