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Elizabeth Reninger

Do I Choose My Thoughts?

By February 25, 2013

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Thanks to Francis Lucille -- a lovely Teacher in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta, whose webcasts and retreats I heartily recommend -- for sparking my interest in the question: Do I choose my thoughts?

It's a question that has obvious implications in relation to, say, free will -- since most if not all of the actions which we consider to be "our own" emerge in one way or another out of thought processes, i.e. the decision to do such-and-such, for such-and-such a reason.

I touched briefly on the issue of "choice" in relation to the various stages of spiritual unfolding, in a previous essay on Chang & Ming. More recently, I've completed a more in-depth exploration -- using the framework of the Three Natures of Existence -- here:

Do I Choose My Thoughts?

So, what do you think .... do we choose our thoughts? (including, of course, thoughts about whether or not we choose our thoughts, heh)


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