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Porn Free for 90 Days

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Aloka
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Aloka » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:53 pm

Awh, I get those little sweeties in my garden !

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Life is preparing for Death

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby perkele » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:50 pm

31 out of 90 days. Now it's really getting hard.

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby bodom » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:55 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby LeonBasin » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:56 am

This is wonderful! I'm also in!
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:16 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Alobha » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:08 am

Next, people will make fun of others who want to refrain from telling lies. "Oh, bet you already have a very long nose! haha!"
or make fun of people who don't want to eat meat anymore "Afraid of some chicken huh? Bwwaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkk!"
And what about those who want to refrain from killing animals or humans? We can make fun of them too. Maybe they are not man enough to see any blood!

You may think that this is fun or eases up things, but you just show people that you don't take them and their issues as important, that they're essentially so irrelevant that we can make fun of them. Like their concerns, their issues, their problems, their goals and their pursuit for freedom from suffering are just jokes.

I feel ashamed to see how fellow buddhists mock right effort and make fun of the endeavor to make progress on the eightfold noble path and hope that the mods will close this thread.

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby rowboat » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:48 pm

Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
Ud 5.5

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:11 pm

It is not making fun of the OP's effort. It is making fun of sex and of the ambiguity of the English language, which is just one of those human activities that presents infinite possibilities for humor. Also, while having to struggle with sex, bringing a balanced approach to it in our lives can be very difficult, let us not be grim about our practice.

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby rowboat » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:16 pm

Aren't you almost 70 years old? Anyway, I can't hear you very well. The corner you are standing in creates that muffled effect. Think of the teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoons.
Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
Ud 5.5

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Aloka » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:17 pm

Attaching this to your computer might help, guys.



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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Sam Vara » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:18 pm

If you find that the sign actually arouses you, then you might be in need of some stronger measures. Hang tough!


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