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Starting to feel better

Postby greggorious » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:23 pm

I've been prescribed a higher dose on my anti depressants and am now starting to feel much better. I almost feel like a human being again, and very importantly I now have more of a drive to meditate. Hopefully after getting into a good routine of meditation and Buddhist practice, THEN I may think about come down on my meds again.
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby bodom » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:30 pm

That's awesome Greg! So happy for you!

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It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:17 pm

Excellent!

Also continue to follow your doctor's advice/Rx.

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby SamBodhi » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:23 pm

Wonderful! This is good news.
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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:27 pm

Great news Greg!

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:29 pm

Good News!
be sure to follow your doctors advise & consult him fully before trying to change the dose!
Have you asked him about any possible referrals to mindfulness based approaches?
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby Reductor » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:25 pm

I am happy to hear this! :clap:

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby cooran » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:29 pm

Glad to hear this! :twothumbsup:
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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby Alobha » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:30 pm

Very good :smile:

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:35 pm

Excellent new Greg! All the best on your noble endeavor!
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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby Ben » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:52 pm

That is good news, Greg!
Wishing you all the very best.
with metta,

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby greggorious » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:13 pm

Thanks for the compassionate replies.
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby befriend » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:28 pm

great news man
take care of mindfulness, and mindfulness will take care of you.

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby Ytrog » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:08 pm

Good news. What difference do the medicines make if you would describe it?
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.


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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby manas » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:38 pm

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better, greg. Hope things continue to improve for you.

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:20 am

Greetings,

David N. Snyder wrote:Excellent!

Also continue to follow your doctor's advice/Rx.

+1

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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby rama33 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:58 am

I'm really happy for you, this is a great news..
I hope things will get better soon.. I will pray for you..
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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby rama33 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:15 pm

what a great news!! just keep going on, plz
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Re: Starting to feel better

Postby harveysmith27 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:09 am

Mediation is the good,old and natural way for feel better.
its awesome and i am really happy for you. keep it up.


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