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Vain thoughts

BUDDHA SPEAKS

“I am”, …… ………….is a vain thought;
“I am not”.. ………….is a vain thought;
“I shall be”.. …………is a vain thought;
“I shall not be”……… is a vain thought.

Vain thoughts are a sickness, an ulcer, a thorn. But after overcoming all vain thoughts, one is called a silent thinker.
And the thinker, the Silent One, does no more arise, no more pass away, no more tremble, no more desire.

***Majjhima Nikaya Sutta 140.

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