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Of interest

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Postby Viscid » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:39 pm

Googling for that Krishnamurti / Titmuss dialogue doesn't come up with much aside from an eBook of Krishnamurti dialogues on Amazon I may have to grab..

An interesting letter. I particularly like the description of meditating through pain.. I wonder, though, if one can meditate effortlessly through pain, how much progress does this stage represent? How much further must one go? What is left to be done? I imagine such a feat is an important milestone as it represents the realization that there can be pain without suffering.. and if one can confront pain without being overwhelmed by it, they're in a better position to make wise decisions that the fear of pain may have otherwise interfered with.. If one can maintain this equanimity at all times, what difference is there from such an individual and an arahant?
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Postby PsychedelicSunSet » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:14 pm

Very interesting (and at times confusing) letter. I feel as though I may have missed some of the points in relation to her discoveries of effortless effort. Would anyone care to explain to someone less knowledgable?

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Postby Coyote » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:02 pm

Not sure I understanding the intricacies of what the letter is trying to say, but I want to thank you for posting your experience with meditating on pain, Tilt. It is very inspirational.

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Re: Of interest

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:47 pm

Thank you for sharing your experience, Tilt. Very inspiring!
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: Of interest

Postby LG2V » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:59 am

Tiltbillings,

Thank you for sharing that story from your personal experience! It is very inspiring!


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