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suttas on emotion

Postby alan... » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:56 am

i know of a few, for example the vitakkasanthana sutta. that's the only one i know by name, the others are vague memories without sutta numbers or titles attached to them.

i'm looking for ones that present antidotes to negative emotion, especially in daily life. something that would explain how to ward off sadness or something.

for example i had to work at 4 am today and every time i work this shift i am depressed for the first hour. i do not suffer from depression, my mind and body just do not like getting up at such an odd time and i've read that this is normal, the human body is meant to be asleep then, humans like the sun and sure enough as it rises so does my mood. anyway, i can see it as not self and be mindful, but the emotion sticks around. i'm sure there are techniques to more efficiently deal with such things in the suttas. anyone know?

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Re: suttas on emotion

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:09 am

Vitakka = thought not emotion.
it seams you are grudging the situation instead of accepting it with patience.
Try thinking of the reasons you should be grateful for the opportunity to be up so early, or why are you so different to others who also have to do that shift.
Reading lots of suttas maybe useful but you need to be able to put them into practice. start by really reading the one you know.


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Re: suttas on emotion

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Re: suttas on emotion

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:34 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: suttas on emotion

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:12 am

Hello alan, all,

Here are a few.

Mahasatipatthana Sutta
II. Vedananupassana (Contemplation on Feelings)
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/mahasati08.htm
MN 59 Bahuvedaniya Sutta: The Many Kinds of Feeling
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nypo.html
SN 36.6 Sallatha Sutta: The Arrow
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
MN 59 Bahuvedaniya Sutta: Many Things to be Experienced
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

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Re: suttas on emotion

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Re: suttas on emotion

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:26 am

instead of speculating on what "if's" and whether I would of noticed or not, which you do not know definitively (and people do notice). however, this would show something different to posting them at the same time. For one example, that you are relating experience with the texts and finding context....

Wouldn't it be better to put into practice what you already have, then you can focus your efforts rather than disperse them over a wide field. i.e. chasing the next thing. stop for a while with what you have.


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: suttas on emotion

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Re: suttas on emotion

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:39 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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