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Why lack of attention?

A former blog explained how thoughts are being enjoyed rather than objects of experiences. The blog also implied the utmost importance of attention - attention, without which freedom can't creep in. That's eventually attention alone that frees us from our sorrow, fear, envy, hatred & all the rest of it! So, why there is inattention? There are many ways to answer that relevant question but let the author stick to a particular reason relevant to daily life & easily pondered over. 
The primary cause of inattention is simply our prejudices with certain actions; We ain't valuing all actions equally - some actions have been being given utmost importance while some actions have been being trivialized & thus haven't been being enjoyed really. So, the mind that has started discriminating among actions, can't remain attentive on actions that have been considered trivial or irrelevant. Consider a simple example of eating a favorite dish; do you really remain attent…

Hypothetical conversation among Jiddu Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi & Abhinavagupta.

On an occasion while pondering over some ontological questions, author's mind conceived a hypothetical conversation that went as below.
Jiddu Krishnamurti - Observer is observed. By choicelessly aware of the content of one's psyche one gets rid of one's habit patterns lying down firmly in form of multitude of conditionings. Ramana Maharshi - But if the observer is observed, who is the one remains as witness when observer is observed realised? What is that substratum upon which observer which itself is observed mounted? When non duality of observer and observed realised who is the one who witnesses the non duality of observer and observed? To all these answers, I maintain that the substratum who witnesses the observer is observed as a background is consciousness which you call intelligence. But the question which remains is why choicelessly aware of conditionings of psyche brings about freedom from those conditionings? Abhinavgupta - Can any heap of seeds (conditionings) sprout…

Why thoughts?

Aah, Why thoughts? Why should there be constant stream of thoughts? 
If one looks at it, one would find the reason of existence of thoughts simply is that the one enjoys to have thoughts! That's it. Nothing more!  You subconsciously enjoy thoughts, for that's all you have experienced. You never experienced food, beauty, river, tree, etc. but the thought that chipped in during direct experience. So, when thoughts all that you have experienced & enjoyed, then you tend to bring about thoughts subconsciously to enjoy them.
BTW, the thinker is also thought. :)

The cause of all problems?

Have you ever wondered what is the cause of all problems - individual as well as social problems? Since society is merely a group of people woven together through thread of relationships of many kind, in understanding of personal problems, one might understand social problems as well. 
Let's discuss core problems of an individual. The individual can have physical problems or psychological problems. Probably, every individual problem will go into one of the either bucket. Physical problems are caused due to society or environment where one lives along with one's own lifestyle. Leaving the former problems caused due to society, let's take the later into the account, for lifestyle is in one's own hand. Lifestyle being the expression of one's psyche, the physical problems cause due to lifestyle is eventually reduced to psychological problems. So, we arrive at psychological problems being the pivot of our discussion. 
Lust, anger, greed, fear, sorrow, etc. are make for ps…