Whenever a THOUGHT arises in our mind it stays for sometime and passes away. Its cessation paves the way for arising of another thought. There is a constant cycle of arising and cessation of thoughts in every human mind.
CONTACT WITH EXTERNAL OBJECTS
As soon as we establish a contact through our sense organs with an external object a mental thought arises. Similarly, our memories of the past and worries of the future also cause arising and passing away of this process.
The human mind evaluates the contact resulting in the mental feelings and formations of likes and dislikes. When the external conditions are pleasant, good, and favorable, we cultivate a desire of grasping. On the other hand, the conditions of misery, bad and unfavorable feelings cultivate the desire to get rid of.
CONTEMPLATE THOUGHT WITH WISDOM
Obviously, to come out of these feelings of craving or aversion, contemplation of each thought with wisdom is essential. Therefore, we ought to have the practice of the meditation to accept all the choice less external conditions. Certainly, we hall cultivate a desire to end suffering and attain peace of mind. This goal can only be achieved by the practice of meditation with the right understanding.
Both sensual indulgence and self-mortification obstruct our movements on this Noble Path to attain our objective.
ACCEPT BOTH SUCCESS AND FAILURE
Actually, by nature, every human craves for happiness rather than misery. Whenever any condition of dissatisfaction is faced, we cultivate the desire of aversion. Naturally, all of these external conditions are beyond our control. It is prudent that we accept all of them as the way they are rather than the way they should be. We feel suffering because we wish to grasp the things we like. similarly, when the results are not as per our expectations, we feel dissatisfied.
Meditation practice with right understanding enables us to observe and accept the happenings without any evaluation either of good/pleasant/favorable or of bad/unpleasant/unfavorable.
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