10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

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10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:30 am

1. Fast-Food Spirituality
2. Faux Spirituality
3. Confused Motivations
4. Identifying with Spiritual Experiences
5. The Spiritualized Ego
6. Mass Production of Spiritual Teachers
7. Spiritual Pride
8. Group Mind
9. The Chosen-People Complex
10. The Deadly Virus: "I Have Arrived"

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Postby plwk » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:39 am

11. Forum Spirituality
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:11 am

plwk wrote:11. Forum Spirituality
Interestingly, a number of the above diseases gets played out on the "Forum."
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Postby manas » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:52 am

If we're not careful we can catch such things sometimes. Luckily there's a clinic where one can get checked for such diseases, and treatment is available. A good reminder to practice safe spirituality.

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Postby robertk » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:06 am

that is an excellent short article

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Postby Sekha » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:02 am

Although our desire to grow is genuine and pure, it often gets mixed with lesser motivations, including... the belief that the spiritual path will remove our suffering

well, I do have such a "lesser" motivation. I must be suffering from "confused motivation", then.
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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Postby Spiny Norman » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:28 am

plwk wrote:11. Forum Spirituality


12. Hypochondria.. :reading:

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:10 pm

SPIRITUAL HAZARD ALERT!!!
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:41 pm

Whats nice tho is that if ones practice fails to give one insight into the problem, life itself has a way of dispensing antidotes to those lost in their own nether regions. ;)
"When you meditate, don't send your mind outside. Don't fasten onto any knowledge at all. Whatever knowledge you've gained from books or teachers, don't bring it in to complicate things. Cut away all preoccupations, and then as you meditate let all your knowledge come from what's going on in the mind. When the mind is quiet, you'll know it for yourself. But you have to keep meditating a lot. When the time comes for things to develop, they'll develop on their own. Whatever you know, have it come from your own mind.
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