10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

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10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:30 am

1. Fast-Food Spirituality
2. Faux Spirituality
3. Confused Motivations
4. Identifying with Spiritual Experiences
5. The Spiritualized Ego
6. Mass Production of Spiritual Teachers
7. Spiritual Pride
8. Group Mind
9. The Chosen-People Complex
10. The Deadly Virus: "I Have Arrived"

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Post by plwk » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:39 am

11. Forum Spirituality

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:11 am

plwk wrote:11. Forum Spirituality
Interestingly, a number of the above diseases gets played out on the "Forum."
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Post by manas » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:52 am

If we're not careful we can catch such things sometimes. Luckily there's a clinic where one can get checked for such diseases, and treatment is available. A good reminder to practice safe spirituality.
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Post by robertk » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:06 am

that is an excellent short article

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Post by Sekha » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:02 am

Although our desire to grow is genuine and pure, it often gets mixed with lesser motivations, including... the belief that the spiritual path will remove our suffering
well, I do have such a "lesser" motivation. I must be suffering from "confused motivation", then.
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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Post by Spiny Norman » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:28 am

plwk wrote:11. Forum Spirituality
12. Hypochondria.. :reading:

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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Post by Modus.Ponens » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:10 pm

SPIRITUAL HAZARD ALERT!!!
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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Re: 10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Post by m0rl0ck » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:41 pm

Whats nice tho is that if ones practice fails to give one insight into the problem, life itself has a way of dispensing antidotes to those lost in their own nether regions. ;)
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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