I would like a few tips, about how not to get into aversion, regarding disagreeable odours,for example. Usually, when someone who smells like they have not bathed in quite some time, gets aboard a train carriage I am on, I sort of give the impression of needing to get off at the next stop, so as not to offend that person, but in reality I am just trying to either get some distance or, depending on how strong the odour is , get out of that carriage and quickly enter another one, when a chance arises.Sense Restraint
"And how does a monk guard the doors of his senses? On seeing a form with the eye, he does not grasp at any theme or details by which — if he were to dwell without restraint over the faculty of the eye — evil, unskillful qualities such as greed or distress might assail him. On hearing a sound with the ear... On smelling an odor with the nose... On tasting a flavor with the tongue... On touching a tactile sensation with the body... On cognizing an idea with the intellect, he does not grasp at any theme or details by which — if he were to dwell without restraint over the faculty of the intellect — evil, unskillful qualities such as greed or distress might assail him. Endowed with this noble restraint over the sense faculties, he is inwardly sensitive to the pleasure of being blameless. This is how a monk guards the doors of his senses.
source: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
Is the Buddha suggesting another way here? That is, I could actually stay right where I am , and simply not grasp at the disagreeable aspect of the odour, just know it as it is: 'foul odour', and thus not suffer mentally over it? But, how is this done, with something as foul as body odour?
let's be honest: body odour can be pretty disgusting. Should we attempt to not get aversive, or just change carriages? What would you do? thanks for reading.