Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

Postby Guy » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:04 am

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

Postby Guy » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:38 pm

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

Postby lojong1 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:07 pm

This is the way to real peace. Training yesterday left me with a black eye, bleeding toe, right arm covered in beautifully colored bruises, mushy knuckles and shins, big lump just above the temple, cauliflower ear, and no cash left to indulge in other vices. I'm in no condition to fight anyone--all I can do now is sit.
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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

Postby Guy » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:24 pm

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

Postby Individual » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:44 pm

But it is only delusion that would cause a person to use the rifle anyway.
The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

Postby vanquisher91 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:30 pm

In my opinion, martial arts (under a respectful master) are not in conflict with lay Buddhist practice. Lets face it, peaceful words and avoidance don't work all the time and sometimes it comes to a physical altercation, some people are just out for blood and to cause problems no matter what the other person says or does. I know from my years in Tae Kwon Do, we are always taught never to fight, but to defend when all else fails. Our skills were taught and practiced in the spirit of defense of ourselves and others who are defenseless. If it comes to physical altercations, the goal is to defend and disarm your attacker, and never to maim or permanently injure. Though it takes practice, we learn to cause the least amount of harm as possible, but it is sometimes necessary to harm in order to defend. I say that is the khamma of the aggressor if he/she gets hurt. If your intent is to defend it is not unskillful practice, if the intent is to harm it is unskillful and should be abandoned. Just think, how much compassion is needed to put yourself in harms way to defend the defenseless?

Not to mention the myriad health benefits that come from practicing martial arts. Ask any good teacher and they will tell you that although physical in part, it takes mental clarity and insight to perfect and master the movements. I would say it definitely counts as a form of meditation.

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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

Postby Alex123 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:58 am

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

Postby ground » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:07 am

It is just fostering "I" and "mine" based on the body.

Who would want to spend precious time for what is deteriorating inevitably?

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Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

Postby Guy » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:07 pm

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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