what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

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SarathW
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Re: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

Post by SarathW » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:32 pm

sentinel wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:26 am
SarathW wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:55 am

I am not sure.
Certain Deva's have subtle physical bodies and they seems to live with the smell of the food.

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No , the question is how does one contemplate the coarse foods in meditation ?
Refined foods as well .
"And how is physical food to be regarded? Suppose a couple, husband & wife, taking meager provisions, were to travel through a desert. With them would be their only baby son, dear & appealing. Then the meager provisions of the couple going through the desert would be used up & depleted while there was still a stretch of the desert yet to be crossed. The thought would occur to them, 'Our meager provisions are used up & depleted while there is still a stretch of this desert yet to be crossed. What if we were to kill this only baby son of ours, dear & appealing, and make dried meat & jerky. That way — chewing on the flesh of our son — at least the two of us would make it through this desert. Otherwise, all three of us would perish.' So they would kill their only baby son, loved & endearing, and make dried meat & jerky. Chewing on the flesh of their son, they would make it through the desert. While eating the flesh of their only son, they would beat their breasts, [crying,] 'Where have you gone, our only baby son? Where have you gone, our only baby son?' Now what do you think, monks: Would that couple eat that food playfully or for intoxication, or for putting on bulk, or for beautification?"

"No, lord."

"Wouldn't they eat that food simply for the sake of making it through that desert?"

"Yes, lord."


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Re: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

Post by sentinel » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:52 am

SarathW wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:32 pm

"And how is physical food to be regarded? Suppose a couple, husband & wife, taking meager provisions, were to travel through a desert. With them would be their only baby son, dear & appealing. Then the meager provisions of the couple going through the desert would be used up & depleted while there was still a stretch of the desert yet to be crossed. The thought would occur to them, 'Our meager provisions are used up & depleted while there is still a stretch of this desert yet to be crossed. What if we were to kill this only baby son of ours, dear & appealing, and make dried meat & jerky. That way — chewing on the flesh of our son — at least the two of us would make it through this desert. Otherwise, all three of us would perish.' So they would kill their only baby son, loved & endearing, and make dried meat & jerky. Chewing on the flesh of their son, they would make it through the desert. While eating the flesh of their only son, they would beat their breasts, [crying,] 'Where have you gone, our only baby son? Where have you gone, our only baby son?' Now what do you think, monks: Would that couple eat that food playfully or for intoxication, or for putting on bulk, or for beautification?"

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And how were you to put it into meditation practice ?
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Re: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

Post by SarathW » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:37 am

I think you have to contemplate this when you have your food not in meditation.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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