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Dukkha Happens

Postby convivium » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:34 pm

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Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Dukkha Happens

Postby IanAnd » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:57 pm

To whom or where, may it be asked?

In other words, if you're going to posit dukkha into existence, then where is the testimony of its existence?
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Re: Dukkha Happens

Postby convivium » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:43 pm

and what we do matters...
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Dukkha Happens

Postby convivium » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:16 pm

To whom or where, may it be asked?

In other words, if you're going to posit dukkha into existence, then where is the testimony of its existence?




i'm not a metaphysician. if i punched you in the face you would know what i meant.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Dukkha Happens

Postby polarbuddha101 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:00 pm

convivium wrote:
To whom or where, may it be asked?

In other words, if you're going to posit dukkha into existence, then where is the testimony of its existence?




i'm not a metaphysician. if i punched you in the face you would know what i meant.


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"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."
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Re: Dukkha Happens

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:03 pm

convivium wrote:
To whom or where, may it be asked?

In other words, if you're going to posit dukkha into existence, then where is the testimony of its existence?




i'm not a metaphysician. if i punched you in the face you would know what i meant.

so "dukkha" = "I don't like your face" ?
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Re: Dukkha Happens

Postby convivium » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:17 am

not liking x is dukkha.
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Re: Dukkha Happens

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:23 pm

convivium wrote:not liking x is dukkha.


Or in terms of the second Noble Truth, liking not-x is dukkha. ;)
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Re: Dukkha Happens

Postby convivium » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:19 pm

not liking x is also tanha, if that's what you mean :smile:
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