What are thoughts?
“Thought is a vital, living dynamic power–the most vital, subtle and irresistible force existing in the universe.”
Thought is not simply something that exists inside the individual’s mind, rather it is a dynamic force that penetrates the space all around us.
“The Buddha declare, ‘All that we are is made up of our thoughts’.”
“…[Y]ou tend to grow into the image of that which you think about most.”
Thoughts form memory grooves in the mind (samskaras); samskaras for habits; habits form character; character forms personalities and who we are.
“[t]houghts and feelings are like wireless messages broadcast in ether…”
Thoughts are a complex life force. They are not dormant ideas enclosed in the skull. Rather they part a parcel of eternal consciousness that exist everywhere all the time. Thought are not limited by time an space, but enter into a plan of thought that can be shared.
“If the mind dwells continually upon one train of thought, a groove is formed into which the thought-force runs automatically and such a habit of thought survives death and since it belongs to the ego, is carried over to the subsequent earth-life as thought-tendency and capacity.”
We have tens of thousands of thoughts in just one day. For the most part we do not think much of these thoughts or their nature. Insofar as thought do not ‘die’, the nature of the thoughts carry on in our mental grooves and on into the ether. Without control over these thoughts, we bound to carry on negative thoughts, patterns, habits and behaviors.