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Definition of Thoughtform

I'm writing a book that deals with Tulpas and other thoughtforms.. I've been trying to find a good definition of thought forms.. I dont like the definitions I'm finding on Dictionary sites.. I'm hoping someone can help me with a good working definition in words that encompasses the spirit of tulpas and such like ideas.. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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03-22-2017, 06:53 PM
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RE: Definition of Thoughtform

Old definition: A hallucinatory object, such as a glass of beer you thought you had in your hand.

New definition: A mental object that behaves to some degree beyond your control. AKA it persists even when you look away, it does things you did not expect or tell it to.

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03-22-2017, 07:18 PM
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RE: Definition of Thoughtform

I'd just say something along the lines of "a mental being or object created in the imagination through visualization techniques and a strong will", but that wording might be poor. I checked .io's glossary to see if their definition was decent and I was left feeling pretty disappointed.
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RE: Definition of Thoughtform

The main problem with the current dictionary definition of thoughtforms, is it is a new definition based on tulpas.

Thoughtforms as a term has a history that actually stems from Theosophy. It is used as a go-to term for translating related concepts in Buddhism. As this is the most common use, it has effectively erased earlier uses.

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03-22-2017, 07:35 PM
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