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by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

CecilN wrote:
mgm2010 wrote:Where can I find more buddhist literature on this subject ??

There is lots.
[quote]

There must be similar literature with regard to
(a) Feelings such as happiness, sadness, worry etc
(b) "I", "ME", "MINE" ??
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

CecilN wrote:
mgm2010 wrote:Where can I find more buddhist literature on this subject ??

There is lots.
[quote]

Many many thanks !! Feeling enlightened. Removes a very big cause of human misery !!
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

a) ..... the mind should not attach to the sickness & injury as "my" injury or as "I am sick & injured". What is sick & injured is the physical body rather than the "I", "me" or "mine". The understand is the heart of Buddhism (where as t...
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

Can you be more specific, even just a bit? I don't see a way to answer your question without more details. If it's too personal and you feel uncomfortable talking about it on the internet like this, I understand. Nothing specific. It can be x discomfort today and y discomfort tomorrow. You are medi...
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

a) The Buddhist path is the Middle Way between sensual indulgence and self-mortification. If there as injury or sickness that requires attention, it should be taken care of. If you have a specific example, I could probably give a better answer. I meant day to day problems of health for which adequa...
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Attitude towards body discomfort

I am a non-buddhist and I am interested to know (a) what buddhism has to say about the attitude the seeker should have [ during meditation and when not meditating ] about body discomfort due to sickness or minor injury. Pray for its recovery, ignore, allow it to pass or what ?? (b) What is the impor...
by mgm2010
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why is Mindfulness So Difficult ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1463

Re: Why is Mindfulness So Difficult ??

My query is more fundamental, in the sense that, for one-pointedness all these conditions have to adhered to whereas free flow of thoughts go on all by itself. Nobody has to tell us how to let the thoughts flow freely. Why is it so ?? How and Why has the mind got conditioned to free flow of thoughts...
by mgm2010
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why is Mindfulness So Difficult ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1463

Why is Mindfulness So Difficult ??

I am a non-buddhist but I am avid reader and practitioner of buddhist scriptures. Since quite some time , an idea has been haunting me as to why, at all, it becomes so difficult for the mind to come to a single focus or to remain watchful of what is going on [ mindfulness ] ?? What is it in the fund...
by mgm2010
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Focussing mind on a sensation
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Focussing mind on a sensation

I am not a buddhist and I am posting here to understand something more than what I know about meditation. I shall be happy if some one adds to my knowledge. Meditation involves focussing the mind on an object to the exclusion of other objects. Can this object be a sensation ?? And can one switch fro...
by mgm2010
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: TAKING THINGS AS THEY OCCUR VS SELF-EFFORT
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: TAKING THINGS AS THEY OCCUR VS SELF-EFFORT

SarathW wrote:.... do not think about the problem think about the solution.


Very interesting but appears very difficult to practice. Any further material that I can study ??
by mgm2010
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: TAKING THINGS AS THEY OCCUR VS SELF-EFFORT
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: TAKING THINGS AS THEY OCCUR VS SELF-EFFORT

Hi mgm Object is to observe the attachment and aversion arising in regard to your weakness or health etc. And see the ignorance behind this attachment and aversion. Hence, it is perfectly aright and legitimate to run around and do things to improve your health ?? Only remain indifferent the problem...
by mgm2010
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: TAKING THINGS AS THEY OCCUR VS SELF-EFFORT
Replies: 16
Views: 732

TAKING THINGS AS THEY OCCUR VS SELF-EFFORT

I am not sure whether I am posting in the correct forums. But this is a dilemma which I and perhaps some or many people may be finding themselves in. First, let me state that I am not a buddhist and I am posting here to see if someone can clarify the fundamentals which are not clear to me. We are ad...
by mgm2010
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: REALITY ROUND THE CORNER
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: REALITY ROUND THE CORNER

By the way, are you practicing in a certain tradition or following a certain book or just using a mantra you heard somewhere ? REALITY IS JUST ROUND THE CORNER is not a feeling, but a thought. I got the mantra from my guru and I have been following her instructions with full devotion. As far as the...
by mgm2010
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: REALITY ROUND THE CORNER
Replies: 6
Views: 349

REALITY ROUND THE CORNER

I am not a buddhist but I have a doubt which I have a feeling that some one here will be able to comment upon. I have been practising mantra jaap since the time I have come to know myself [ I would say about 50 years ]. Since a couple of months I have started developing a feeling that the REALITY IS...

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