kitztack wrote:i'm no expert but perhaps uddhacca (restlessness) ?
Six things are conducive to the abandonment of restlessness and remorse:
1. Knowledge of the Buddhist scriptures (Doctrine and Discipline);
2. Asking questions about them;
3. Familiarity with the Vinaya (the Code of Monastic Discipline, and for lay followers, with the principles of moral conduct);
4. Association with those mature in age and experience, who possess dignity, restraint and calm;
5. Noble friendship;
6. Suitable conversation.
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Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I am wondering what you mean by “Generalized Anxiety.”
MN 2: Sabbāsava Sutta, All the Taints
What are the taints to be abandoned by seeing?
He understands what is fit for attention and what is unfit for attention. Since that is so, he does not attend to those things unfit for attention and he attends to those things fit for attention.
Things unfit for attention are those things that when given attention to, increase and give rise to the taints of sensual desire, being, and ignorance.
"There is the case where an uninstructed, run-of-the-mill person... doesn't discern what ideas are fit for attention, or what ideas are unfit for attention... This is how he attends inappropriately: 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what was I in the past? Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in the future? Having been what, what shall I be in the future?' Or else he is inwardly perplexed about the immediate present: 'Am I? Am I not? What am I? How am I? Where has this being come from? Where is it bound?'"
Things fit for attention are those things that, when given attention to, don't give rise to taints and abandon arisen taints (sense desire, being, and ignorance).
He attends wisely to the 4 Noble Truths and attains to stream entry.
befriend wrote:i also have anxiety, and what i know is helping me is that i do not look for pleasure as my home. i turn my mind towards burning up craving not increasing craving. When a desire arises say for a chocolate bar i don't eat the chocolate bar, i let the desire burn itself up it hurts but its not me that's hurting its the defilment that's hurting. the more i do this the more relaxed i am in daily life. but i make sure i balance my craving so i drink atleast 2 cups of coffee a day, so my renunciation becomes workable. with metta, befriend
kitztack wrote:i dont drink coffee often anymore, but when i do i get very strong sensations from it.
daverupa wrote:There is no list of kilesas in the suttas; I'd lump it into one or another hindrance and get to work on it alongside other medical interventions - sometimes it can be genetic.
Maybe flurry-n-worry, as a category, covers anxiety in general.
jnak wrote:When I think of anxiety, I think of fear. I'm afraid of things that might happen, but probably won't. When I analyze fear, I think that it's related to greed. I feel greedy for particular outcomes, but worry that I won't obtain them or will obtain the opposite of what I desire.
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