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Alternatively you can dream while you're meditating.
My favourite distraction is the mindful eating of ice-cream, particularly the Tantric Trinity of Neapolitan.
I keep seeing attaching to thoughts the same as reaching for a smoke during a nic fit and it seems to be working.
Identifying with thoughts is an addiction I think.
This is why concepts like metta are silly and illogical, if we examine them within the context of samkhara or DO.
Logical corollary of DO/samkhara, isn't it? Everything we know or feel is put together by various factors. Nothing exists independently. Neither does metta, for that matter.
Metta is not presented as a thing so that makes little sense.
I can't tell if your statements are honest ones or if you're just here to troll.
Perhaps you mistake Buddhism for nihilism and figure metta is a waste since nobody exists to send or receive?
@techie is correct. Metta is a fabrication, and therefore dependently arising and empty. And yet your response is to question @techie's honesty, and suggest he/she is just here to troll. These lame ad hom attacks seem to have become a habit with you, it's like you can't stand anyone who challenges your preconceptions, so your instinct is to attack the poster.
@techie said:> Logical corollary of DO/samkhara, isn't it? Everything we know or feel is put together by various factors. Nothing exists independently. Neither does metta, for that matter.
I guess it's fabrications all the way down.
Though some fabrications are more wholesome than others.