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Meditate, don't be negligent, lest you may later regret it!

Postby andrewuk » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:33 pm

Dear all,

I want to share my experience with you all and I hope you can learn from my lessons.

Please meditate, don't be negligent, lest you may later regret it!

Last year, I was planning to ordain permanently because after regular meditation, things became 'clear' to me.

However, I had to sort out a few things before I can ordain -- parental permission etc. So I planned to go to Thailand or Burma in 2010.

Well, since October last year, I have had some joint and heel pains. It gradually worsened and for six weeks now, I have not been able to walk at all. And there are days when sitting or lying down are very uncomfortable. I also cannot take most NSAIDs because of GI side effects and asthma. I went to see a specialist who is suspecting I am having Reactive Arthritis.

Being in pain makes it more difficult to meditate or practise. (although it is more interesting.)

So I am urging all of you to practise and meditate. Use your health and youth for meditation and practise when you can. (I enjoyed walking meditation very much but I can't even stand for a few seconds) Being generous when you can. For others who are in physical discomfort, I hope you be free from physical sufferings!

With lots of metta,

Andrew
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Postby Dan74 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:48 pm

However you are try your best to maintain a meditation practice.

May you be well!!!
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Postby BlackBird » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:49 pm

Hi Andrew

I don't really know what to say, but I hope they find a treatment for your condition!

metta to you, and thanks for the stark reminder.
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Postby Guy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:09 am

Hi Andrew,

Good advice, thanks for the reminder!

I hope that your health improves and your practice is fruitful.

With Metta,

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Postby retrofuturist » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:17 am

Thank you Andrew, I will.

:meditate:

Best wishes to you, by the way...

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Postby appicchato » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:28 am

Guy wrote:I hope that your health improves and your practice is fruitful.

Wishing you well...

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Postby Ben » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:57 am

Thank you Andrew for your salient reminder of the fickleness of health and our opportunity to practice Dhamma unhindered by chronic pain and illness.
I wish you all the very best.
May you be well and free from disease.
metta

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Postby zavk » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:23 am

Thank you for your post, Andrew. May you be well...
With metta,
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Postby baratgab » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:59 am

andrewuk wrote:... I went to see a specialist who is suspecting I am having Reactive Arthritis. ...


If you are interested in a possible cure, I can recommend you to research Dr. John McDougall's work; some possible starting points:

http://www.drmcdougall.com/res_arthritis.html
http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2009nl/may/healing.htm
http://www.drmcdougall.com/stars/star06_jean-brown.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k0-UmRfvdI

All the best :smile:
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