What are Thoughts?

There are many ways of looking upon the phenomena called thought.

From a philosophical/spiritual perspective they are immaterial objects appearing in consciousness.

From a scientific perspective they are electrical nodes and signals firing in the brain.

From a religious point of view, thoughts could be seen as divine or evil voices.

From a shamanic paradigm, they could be seen as spirits or ancestors trying to communicate.

Which one do you think is the right one? Are they all correct and are some of them compatible while others are not?

Thoughts are interesting things for sure, specially when considering they central role in sentient human beings.

That being said, where does no-mind play into this? That is traditions like Zen, Non-Duality and Mysticism, where thoughts are secondary and less important. Thoughts are transcended through silent prayers, meditations, contemplations.

What do you think?

Seeker is a name, I am not my name, I am the nameless because the Dao that can be named is not the eternal Dao.

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