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How craving is released?

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2600htz
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How craving is released?

Postby 2600htz » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:10 am

Hello everyone!:

Once craving arises, how do we release it?.

many thanks.

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Re: How craving is released?

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Re: How craving is released?

Postby pegembara » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:16 am

The first step to realise that "there is craving in me".
The 2nd step - "this craving leads to pain and difficulty"
Then there arise the paradoxical craving/desire to be free from craving.
Then begins Noble 8FP.
The release comes gradually after that.
And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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Re: How craving is released?

Postby SarathW » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:37 am

§ 51. The ending of the effluents is for one who knows & sees, I tell you, not for one who does not know & does not see. For one who knows what & sees what? Appropriate attention & inappropriate attention. When a monk attends inappropriately, unarisen effluents arise, and arisen effluents increase. When a monk attends appropriately, unarisen effluents do not arise, and arisen effluents are abandoned. There are effluents that are to be abandoned by seeing, those that are to be abandoned by restraining, those that are to be abandoned by using, those that are to be abandoned by tolerating, those that are to be abandoned by avoiding, those that are to be abandoned by destroying, and those that are to be abandoned by developing.

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2600htz
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Re: How craving is released?

Postby 2600htz » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:57 pm

Thank you all for the answers.

But still im a bit confused if there is a consensus into what is right effort.

Lets say i break my leg, a painful feeling arises and then it comes the craving in the form of a "desire" to change that situation, and also it comes the clinging and so on.

To put an end to that craving should i:

-reflect on the pain
-follow the noble 8 fold path
-pay right attention and choose between "seeing, restraining, using, tolerating, avoiding, developing" according to that particular hindrance.

Thanks again :).

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Re: How craving is released?

Postby mirco » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:11 pm

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Re: How craving is released?

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