enjoying nature

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Re: enjoying nature

Postby befriend » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:41 pm

JeffR wrote:
befriend wrote:how do we enjoy the sights of nature without liking coming up?

Sounds like you're being troubled with aversion to "liking". Just be mindful of the Sukka and how it arises.


you cant have aversion to liking, thats like saying you have an aversion towards hate or an aversion to an alligator bite.
when walking say to yourself "i am walking" when riding in a car say to yourself "i am sitting in a seat riding in a car" make sure to be concious of the statement, use your intelligence to simply comprehend it and in my experience this is the best way to be mindful in daily life.

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Re: enjoying nature

Postby SamKR » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:50 am

befriend wrote:how do we enjoy the sights of nature without liking coming up?

Renounce and enjoy.

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Re: enjoying nature

Postby JeffR » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:33 am

befriend wrote:
JeffR wrote:
befriend wrote:how do we enjoy the sights of nature without liking coming up?

Sounds like you're being troubled with aversion to "liking". Just be mindful of the Sukka and how it arises.


you cant have aversion to liking, thats like saying you have an aversion towards hate or an aversion to an alligator bite.

Agree with the second half. I DO have an aversion towards hate.


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