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The Sixth Sense

In Buddhism, it is believed that humans have six senses, with the mind being the sixth one.

We humans can use this sixth sense to watch all the other senses and gain mastery over any affliction that troubles us.

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Our five senses combine and create our understanding of what's real and what is not. They tell us what to pay attention to, and what to shun.

The physical environment today is complex and there are more 'senses' that we are discovering in our body, beyond the ones known for thousands of ...

The experience of Affect is the 'sense data' we automatically collect from our surroundings.

The emotions we feel, like sadness, joy or anger, are all experiences of Affect.

It is widely believed that pain and boredom are negative states of the mind, but according to the Buddha, and many other meditators, boredom can be a state of deeper inquiry and an opportunity for us to go beyond pain and misery.

Before our modern life, before supermarkets, cities and our predictable routines, we just were. We weren't aware of our feelings but were just reacting/responding to our immediate environment and the situations.

Life was uncertain and immediate in the old times, but now...

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 “Everywhere, at each moment, you have the option: to accept this event with humility [will]; to treat this person as he should be treated [action]; to approach this thought with care, so that nothing irrational creeps in [perception].”

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