Thought is not bad
There is the mind, and the mind has the ability to think. The question is not whether you are thinking or not. The question is, who is the thinker? If the thinker is devoted to the Truth, then thoughts are just like the dance of Shiva.
Is the river of your thoughts pure enough to allure Shiva to dance in it? And Shiva will not dance in a stream impure.
There is understanding without thought and there is…