The thoughts I atone for are not the transient thoughts that I let pass, but the ones I latch onto and actually believe.
I cannot speak with any authority on this, not from a Buddhist perspective. From other perspectives, I know that thoughts have
Feeling and thinking anger, jealousy, greed and the like pollute our inner world, which colors how we encounter the outer world even if we never act upon
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It helps me if I think of it as a 'process'. We're less likely to commit harmful acts (or say harmful words) if we don't have