Maitri for all
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Maitri for all

Zen and the art of peeing

Using mind often is like peeing. Peeing is good for us. If we don’t pee, that might lead to some issues. But just because peeing is good, we don’t pee all the time. And everywhere. Because we know everytime we pee, we produce a stream. A causal stream of urine. Only difference between our thinking and peeing is that we aren’t aware of the causal mental stream that we are producing as much as we are aware of the material pee.

Every-time we think, we are producing something and releasing something into this universe. It is as real as peeing is. Once we start looking at our mind and at our thoughts and place them on a similar platform as we place a chair or a table, we suddenly feel deeply responsible. We know with every thought: let alone a word/action, we are starting causal relationship that spreads itself out into this existence like wildfire. We then try to focus and pee only in the spot and not everywhere around the toilet seat, which we are unknowingly doing right now, causing discomfort to others, hatred, ill-thoughts and the unwholesome mess.




Reflections on universe, self and love.

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Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Independent researcher - Interdisciplinary approaches @ Foundations of science. Albert Einstein Fellow 2020. Member of Brazilian academy of philosophy.