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Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:26 pm
i had two unpleasant experiences today. Each time I focused on the unpleasant feeling tone in my body and was aware of it until it passed away. Then I smoked a cigarette and watched the pleasant feelings in my lungs pass away after that I felt a wisdom of revulsion towards everything aversion pleasant feelings the whole world felt like it wasn't worth anything. Then I felt happy and free of desire. It was a type of happiness that maybe be equanimity but it came after revulsion not just impermanence. What is this? Nibbana or just equanimity?
Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:50 pm
Not enlightenment. Just read Mahasi sayadaws scale of insights knowledge.
Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:03 am
Your craving was satisfied by smoking the cigarette, resulting in temporary sense pleasure and subsiding of craving. Wait a while and it will return. Far from nibbana, this is what chains you to rebirth.
Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:40 pm
The revulsion may be nicotine withdrawal symptoms, but it was able to be converted into profitable insight due to Buddhist knowledge, which is a constructive mechanism when not based on a drug and when it is a normal disappointment in life. The practitioner should strive to strengthen pleasant feelings arising from meditation as a replacement for addictions.
Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:27 pm
That is just your mindfulness realizing craving and revulsion.