I made a merit to my self

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Caraka
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I made a merit to my self

Postby Caraka » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:13 am

A couple of days ago, I was enjoying sensual pleasures, which we all do from time to time. At least before you have seen the inversion in pleasure, and are able to unroot it.

Some time after this I was at unease, and started meditated for a while. Then suddenly an awareness come to me, and I could with mind see my mind and the cause of unease. A calm come to me.

I call this generosity, a merit, to my self.

There is only one problem. Anyone who see it?

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Re: I made a merit to my self

Postby cooran » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:42 pm

Hello caraka,

I would probably view it as a small insight.

with metta
Chris
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Re: I made a merit to my self

Postby Caraka » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:45 pm

haha, yes :smile:

And there is no self.

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Re: I made a merit to my self

Postby Caraka » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:53 pm

I was actual a big insight for me. Cause this was not an intellectual insight, this was knowing, dhamma.
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Re: I made a merit to my self

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:51 pm

Greetings Caraka,

Are you familiar with the Buddha's instructions in the Satipatthana Sutta?

You may find this of interest. In particularly the 3rd and 4th "frames of references" relating to (3) state of mind, and (4) experiences respectively.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

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Re: I made a merit to my self

Postby Caraka » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:20 am

No, I just try to be aware of what choices my mind makes.

I'am reading now, thank you.
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