Thought and ignorance


Does the arising of thought signify the arising of a separate self? Does it imply ignorance?
Not necessarily. Thought requires a knowing of it but this knowing does not necessarily need to be separate from the thought that is known. 
Ignorance refers to the knowing being a separate self. The separate self separates knowing from the known via the intermediary of a separate subject. 
Thought can be contemplative, creative, celebratory; neither of which imply a separate self. Neither of which imply separation.

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