9 On the Nature of Thoughts


Just as a virus can be caught from one person to another, so can thoughts and ideas.
These ideas, memes, have a subtle effect on the psyche, and lead to changes in the personality, which are not consciously undertaken.
These subtle changes will often have negative effects, creating conditionings, unless one becomes aware of the power of thoughts.

If you do become aware of the power of thoughts, you will then be able to choose to be exposed to the transmission of ideas or not, to choose whether they effect you or not.
You can choose to implant positive memes on your psyche, and how the slightest suggestions on others can have an effect for good or ill on their being.

In the search for the Mahamudra, it is important to crystalize the individuality to the point that you can be liberated of the forced influence of memes.