Intimacy and all that we perceive it as

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Postby PsychedelicSunSet » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:06 am

It's probably important to keep in mind that he was probably only capable of sexual desire whilst not in robes for about 5 years, which was over 40 years before this nose picking occurred. So this is the response of someone who has been practicing with incredible vigor to obtain enlightenment for almost their entire life, and hasn't been laid in AT LEAST 41 years. The fact that he responded the way he did isn't the least bit surprising, and I don't think his response should be considered insufficient. If anything the question was simply asked to the wrong person, or at least should of been clarified as to what it was a "barrier" too.



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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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Postby Babadhari » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:55 am

Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Yes ... It's not rare to find esp. Westerners sign up for things and then it turns out they don't really know what it is they signed up for ...

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Postby Mkoll » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:09 pm

So Freud was on to something after all...Though not in the perverse way that he imagined it.

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Re: Intimacy and all that we perceive it as

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Groaning , moaning , sighing , and yet singing the nuances of dhamma and abidhamma . If dhamma was so easy , all of us would have walked the talk by now :smile:

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa


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