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13653Re: [Meditation Society of America] Introvert v extrovert

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  • Jason Fishman
    Feb 18, 2005
      Hi Tony,

      It means the dissection of reality, it means cutting to the quick
      of how self is defined, as well as, what one takes as not-self. It's
      a disposition of bounderies between what is sensed and that which

      It means, if you know words or any other object, like thought,
      it's as the reflection of the interpersonal in relation to the
      extropersonal contrast of self.

      Irregardless of mind or the thinker of thoughts, the sensor
      is the vanishing point that does not need to maintain qualities
      of it's own, like a silent mind or a healthy body. Nor does it get to
      keep those qualities for itself, it wouldn't want to since everything
      thing that defines it's presence, including it's desire, is the
      of the reflection of self to other.

      The amazment of the thinking mind get's resolved. It is
      clear that there is no permanence to it or any other object that
      it finds to be always the case, or in which holds a property like
      truth, there is dissolution of self as taken to be any such property.

      -Peace and Love

      --- Tony Osime <tony.osime@...> wrote:

      > Hi Jason,
      > Thanks for your very wise words. I was particularly intrigued by
      > your
      > statement:
      > "...dissolve any hindrance to self by exposing the ways of the
      > reflective other..."
      > Would this refer to exposing the ways of "thought and thinking"?
      > What I
      > find so amazing is regarding my thinking mind is a hindrance to
      > "Self".
      > It is my thinking mind I am using to write this? Or, who is writing
      > these words? If I suspended my thinking would my words be
      > different?
      > ...I wanted to try writing without my thinking mind but nothing
      > happened
      > - or did it?
      > Mmmm...I have to "not" think about that!
      > ...Tony
      > You wrote ---------------------------
      > Introvert as a description isn't very helpful for meditation. If
      > there
      > were a majority of meditators that took a similar test they would
      > most
      > likely be described in the same manner.
      > Meditation isn't a group activity and for the entirety of practice,
      > the
      > focus is self-situated, as-if there are those that are not self
      > oriented, even in group activities.
      > If we meditate to better relate to others or the world at large
      > then it
      > remains a self focus in reflection.To be a healthy self or learn of
      > love
      > or anger or any assorted trait, all are self
      > oriented activities, which benifits are seen through
      > the eyes of the other to formulate those traits
      > for themselves.
      > The encompassing qualifier for meditation can be said to
      > dissolve any hindrance to self by exposing the ways of
      > the reflective other, without introversed or extroverted
      > focus.

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