This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer

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This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:42 pm

>> 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: This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:53 pm

It's a good article, with some good advice about letting go and accepting reality with wisdom — not with the equanimity of a water-buffalo.

There are many similar stories in a book called Dhamma Therapy, by Bhikkhu Aggacitta, like this one on Healing Through Insight Meditation by Bhikkhu Visuddhacāra.

Meditation is an effective method of curing diseases, and reducing mental distress regarding diseases. The Bojjhanga Paritta also use Dhamma Therapy to heal disease.

However, virulent diseases like cancer may be incurable — it depends.
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Re: This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:16 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:It's a good article, with some good advice about letting go and accepting reality with wisdom — not with the equanimity of a water-buffalo.

There are many similar stories in a book called Dhamma Therapy, by Bhikkhu Aggacitta, like this one on Healing Through Insight Meditation by Bhikkhu Visuddhacāra.

Meditation is an effective method of curing diseases, and reducing mental distress regarding diseases. The Bojjhanga Paritta also use Dhamma Therapy to heal disease.

However, virulent diseases like cancer may be incurable — it depends.
And thank you for the additional links.
>> 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: This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer

Post by soapy3 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:23 pm

I heard during an Ajahan Brahm talk that K. Sri Dhammananda laughed when he was told he had cancer. He has a book called "How To Live Without Fear And Worry"

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Re: This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer

Post by Wri » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:39 pm

That was inspiring. Thanks for sharing that.
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Re: This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer

Post by Feathers » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:44 pm

From the article:
Accepting your fate doesn’t mean that you give up. It means facing your reality. Stand up and fight it. You don’t just give up. When we say we accept our fate that means we face the facts right now and we will deal with it.
Really like that approach.
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Post by Cittasanto » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:36 am

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