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Re: Nibbida on the internet [Warning: links to graphic content]

Postby Ytrog » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:19 am

Then maybe this is a more appropriate picture?
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mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments


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Re: Nibbida on the internet [Warning: links to graphic content]

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:46 am

Ytrog wrote:Then maybe this is a more appropriate picture?
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It beats the begeezuz out of the police photos horrors of the OP.
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SN I, 38.

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

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Nibbida on the internet [Warning: links to graphic content]

Postby Pacific » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:34 am

Actually, without any guidance, this kind of stuff is rather dangerous and can lead to repression and very unhealthy attitudes to sexuality and such. If anybody wants to read about such a result you can in Bhante Kovida's book "the world is myself" (page 195) (should be on his website). Imagining an object of lust as decaying is a bit morbid. You can simply watch the arising of the feelings and the passing of them without identifying with anything
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Re: Nibbida on the internet [Warning: links to graphic content]

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:48 am

Pacific wrote:Actually, without any guidance, this kind of stuff is rather dangerous and can lead to repression and very unhealthy attitudes to sexuality and such. If anybody wants to read about such a result you can in Bhante Kovida's book "the world is myself" (page 195) (should be on his website). Imagining an object of lust as decaying is a bit morbid. You can simply watch the arising of the feelings and the passing of them without identifying with anything
Thanks. You are quite correct, and here is the link to the book you referenced:
http://www.bhantekovida.com/download.htm
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.

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