Buddhist teachings

Postby federico91 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:36 pm

Consciousness is the essence of religiosity and unconsciousness is the basis of all that is not religious. Whatever we do, it's fine as long as we do it consciously, and it's wrong when we do it unconsciously. No action in itself is good or bad, everything depends on the state of your consciousness at the time of the action.

Once Buddha passed through a town. At that time he had not yet become a Buddha; I kept looking, I was a seeker, I had not lit up. I was talking to a friend when a fly settled on his forehead. Buddha continued talking and walking, and he ran the fly with his hand mechanically.

Suddenly, he stopped and consciously raised his hand to scare the fly on his forehead, but the fly was no longer there.

The friend asked him: are you crazy? Now what do you want to scare?

Buddha replied:

I am frightening the fly consciously; as I should have done from the beginning.
But I was entertained talking to you and I did it unconsciously, my hand did it mechanically. I was not conscious, that is why now I have done it again, being totally conscious. Now I am fully aware of the movement of my hand and I was with it when the fly was frightened.

My mind is completely present in the action and not elsewhere. I have retired the fly again, but this time I have done it consciously. The first time I made a mistake and that's why it's wrong.

Buddha used to tell his disciples: "whatever you do, you should always do it with conscience, if you take a step unconsciously, go back and repeat it again, being fully aware of what you are doing"
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Postby federico91 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:31 am

sorry .. translate a part wrong .. the original text is like this:


He was talking to a friend when a fly settled on his forehead. Buddha continued talking and walking, and he ran the fly with his hand mechanically.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:58 am

Interesting.

I wonder how consciously practicing a skill to make it unconscious is interpreted. Much of what we do in life is exactly such. We consciously practice things over and over until we can do them in our sleep. If everything we did was strictly conscious, some of the greatest music in the world would not exist. When you first learn to play an instrument, every note takes conscious, deliberate effort. But, a masterpiece is made from transforming conscious effort into the unconscious.
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Postby federico91 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 am

I understand what you say .. when we learn a skill the brain forms a channel of several neurons .. the action can be done mechanically ... without needing to pay much attention .. an action can be done mechanically and perfect ... I suppose the musicians practice and they practice a skill ... and they can deliberately enter into a trance when they play a musical instrument ... that is, a part of their being may be playing the musical instrument ... and another part of their being simply relaxes and enjoys the music that make up
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