does anyone know of good asubha resources?

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Garrib
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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by Garrib » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:03 am

I remember when I was a teenager, and there were times that I found it necessary to subdue desire quickly (at the doctor's office and a "cute" nurse comes in, eg.)...I remember thinking of my grandmother, and that really worked!

I have also done Asubha meditation and it has worked well for me. I like to know it is there as a support, but yes, it can lead to aversion towards my own body and that of others...It does seem to be tricky territory.

Good luck!

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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by altar » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:44 pm

SEC201482 wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:50 pm
Ernest Becker unintentionally and unwittingly produced one of the best asubha resources out there in The Denial of Death with his discussion of "anality." It is a rather profound discourse on the preposterous nature of the human body and the incongruity of having sensual desire for it given its nature.

http://waywardblogging.com/2013/09/dual ... -of-death/

Is obsession with the disgusting elements the point of asubha? According to Brahms essay it is a tool for letting go of the body. Familiarity w poop might deter one from lust but it doesn’t quite seem the point of dhamma... or even contemplating the four elements... the idea is to understand ones place in the world, not an obsession w it... opinions?

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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by PuerAzaelis » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:23 pm

So ... not the Disney Channel, then.
Generally, enjoyment of speech is the gateway to poor [results]. So it becomes the foundation for generating all negative emotional states. Jampel Pawo, The Certainty of the Diamond Mind


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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by rightviewftw » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:11 am

Vijaya Sutta: Victory

Whether walking, standing,
sitting, or lying down,
it flexes & stretches:
this is the body's movement.
Joined together with tendons & bones,
plastered over with muscle & skin,
hidden by complexion,
the body isn't seen
for what it is:
filled with intestines, filled with stomach,
with the lump of the liver,
bladder, lungs, heart,
kidneys, spleen,
mucus, sweat, saliva, fat,
blood, synovial fluid, bile, & oil.
On top of that,
in nine streams,
filth is always flowing from it:
from the eyes : eye secretions,
from the ears : ear secretions,
from the nose : mucus,
from the mouth : now vomit,
now phlegm,
now bile.
from the body : beads of sweat.
And on top of that,
its hollow head is filled with brains.

The fool, beset by ignorance,
thinks it beautiful.
But when it lies dead,
swollen, livid,
cast away in a charnel ground,
even relatives don't care for it.
Dogs feed on it,
jackals, wolves, & worms.
Crows & vultures feed on it,
along with any other animals there.

Having heard the Awakened One's words,
the discerning monk
comprehends, for he sees it
for what it is:
"As this is, so is that.
As that, so this."
Within & without,
he should let desire for the body
fade away.
With desire & passion faded away,
the discerning monk arrives here:
at the deathless,
the calm,
the undying state
of Unbinding.

This two-footed, filthy, evil-smelling,
filled-with-various-carcasses,
oozing-out-here-&-there body:
Whoever would think,
on the basis of a body like this,
to exalt himself or disparage another:

What is that
if not blindness?
How to Destroy any addiction
How to Meditate: Satipatthana Mahasi
Медитация Сатипаттхана Випассана
How To Develop Factors of Enlightenment & Perceptions
Complete Manual of Insight by Mahasi Sayadaw
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General Semantics
Ledi Sayadaw's Anapana Dipani (Samatha) @ ffmt.fr/articles/maitres/LediS/anapana-dipani.ledi-sayadaw.pdf
Dhammapada @ myweb.ncku.edu.tw/~lsn46/tipitaka/sutta/khuddaka/dhammapada/dhp-contrast-reading/dhp-contrast-reading-en/
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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:17 am

"Just as the ocean has a single taste — that of salt — in the same way, this Dhamma-Vinaya has a single taste: that of release."
— Ud 5.5

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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by rightviewftw » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:32 am

http://www.luangta.eu/site/books/book9_ ... wisdom.pdf
a good book on development of this type of meditation
How to Destroy any addiction
How to Meditate: Satipatthana Mahasi
Медитация Сатипаттхана Випассана
How To Develop Factors of Enlightenment & Perceptions
Complete Manual of Insight by Mahasi Sayadaw
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General Semantics
Ledi Sayadaw's Anapana Dipani (Samatha) @ ffmt.fr/articles/maitres/LediS/anapana-dipani.ledi-sayadaw.pdf
Dhammapada @ myweb.ncku.edu.tw/~lsn46/tipitaka/sutta/khuddaka/dhammapada/dhp-contrast-reading/dhp-contrast-reading-en/
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