If you are not familiar with “The Secret”, it’s a modern redaction of the ancient Law of Attraction. I like the way Andreas Buttler, founder of Spiritologie puts it:
“All – and by that I mean actually just that, namely all – that you perceive and experience is exactly that, which you out of yourself, through your own causal thinking create, and indeed right…now!”
So when I see the Law of Attraction, I cannot forget my studies in Theravada Buddhism.
The first problem with the Law of Attraction is it presumes there is a You. The final realization in Buddhism is annicca, or no-self.
The second problem with the law of attraction is the that your thoughts and feelings create your reality. Well, most people are not conscious of what they are thinking subconsciously. And feelings of any sort show that you have fallen down the 12-dependant links of Origination into the Like-Dislike process.
Anyway, I sought sources far wiser than I to further confirm my suspicion and they had some excellent things to say.
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