“If you’re convinced that you are a separate, individual self in charge of your life and thoughts, try any of these experiments: 1) In this moment, decide to feel elation and then actually feel it. 2) Think of your least favorite food and for the next five minutes, really crave that food. 3) Consider your opinion on capital punishment and then change it, so that you fully believe in the opposing viewpoint. 4) Ask yourself what your next three thoughts will be and see if you can know them in advance.”
This Week’s Discussion Topic
How do your thoughts about reality differ from actual reality? Share examples of the difference(s) and how this disparity can lead to delusion/suffering.