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NY Times Article: "I Am Not This Body" - Dhamma Wheel

NY Times Article: "I Am Not This Body"

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kirk5a
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NY Times Article: "I Am Not This Body"

Postby kirk5a » Tue May 07, 2013 2:11 pm

Not written from a Buddhist perspective, the author doesn't go on to examine the question of identifying with the mind. But I thought it was provocative.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/20 ... s-body/?hp
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: NY Times Article: "I Am Not This Body"

Postby alan » Tue May 07, 2013 2:23 pm

Pointless drivel.

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Re: NY Times Article: "I Am Not This Body"

Postby xinuflux » Wed May 08, 2013 1:02 am

I liked "... but my capricious body possesses the power and final authority, and I must tiptoe round its whims"

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James the Giant
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Re: NY Times Article: "I Am Not This Body"

Postby James the Giant » Wed May 08, 2013 1:22 am

That guy needs to go do some yoga, and reconnect with his body.
The way he tells it, he's a brain, and the body is just a support structure.
It's a very one dimensional way of being in the world.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: NY Times Article: "I Am Not This Body"

Postby kilanta » Thu May 23, 2013 4:40 pm

By saying this one might sound like trying to position him- or herself above the writer of the article, but here goes: the writer might benefit from trying to accept things as they are instead of trying to control them.


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