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by Lysander
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditating through itchiness
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Meditating through itchiness

Oh it's not that serious, i was just "blessed" to have an allergy to alcohol :D
by Lysander
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditating through itchiness
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Meditating through itchiness

Is it recommended to continue meditation when i have an outbreak of hives? It has stopped my daily meditation habit by 2 days. The itch isn't as intense as i recall but it is still bad enough to cause discomfort. Also, how do you guys deal with itches during meditation? Do you try to resist the urge...
by Lysander
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is our desire part of us?
Replies: 29
Views: 4144

Re: Is our desire part of us?

Thank you Jason, you understood what i was trying to get at since i am pretty bad at expressing my thoughts. :embarassed:

It is just that in trying to understand the concept of nirvana, of consciousness without a physical body is difficult for me to accept intellectually.
by Lysander
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is our desire part of us?
Replies: 29
Views: 4144

Re: Is our desire part of us?

Thank you for all the responses, they have been insightful. But it is still difficult to imagine that one day we will be able to still completely our body's desires and needs. How do you go about that?
by Lysander
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is our desire part of us?
Replies: 29
Views: 4144

Re: Is our desire part of us?

What about physical desire, such as the need for sleep, food, sex? Do they originate from the mind or the body? How can we separate our self from such needs?
by Lysander
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is our desire part of us?
Replies: 29
Views: 4144

Is our desire part of us?

Hello there, I am new to Buddhism. I hope i can find a satisfactory answer for the question i have here. Is the prescription for dealing with suffering, i.e. the renunciation of all worldly desires flawed? The desiring part of us -- call it eros, taṇhā, the id, the amygdala, or whatever you will -- ...