does anyone know of good asubha resources?

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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by Nibbana » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:10 am

Here is an autopsy performed on a woman with breast implants.

How much suffering there is involved to fit the ideal image, certainly for women. It is truly heartbreaking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYDguAAmMT0

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"Then you understand the brilliance of the Buddha's teaching of anatta, goes right to the heart of everything. They say the Dhamma is the source, not going to it's consequences not papancha, but going right into the very middle, the very essence, the very heart, the atta what you take to be you. From the body into the mind thinking, from the mind into the doer, from the doer into the knower. You can see you're not the knower, you can see you're not the doer..."

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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by aflatun » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:36 pm

R1111 wrote:Thanks for sharing Alfatun :goodpost: !

One can see a picture of some prince in fine clothing and almost immediately think how rediculous it is to decorate an oozing pile of decaying meat, blood and fecies if one grasps the sign in a certain way on occasion. It seems indeed to be about changing how things things are cognized by repeated reasoning and conviction, the truth is too easy to ignore without it.
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Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

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MMK XXII.15-16

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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by R1111 = rightviewftw » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:53 am

Atlas of Forensic Pathology
The book is amazing and as graphic as it gets i think, especially nice pictures of choking on food:) expensive tho 350-450$ on amazon.
An Atlas of Forensic Pathology
Another similar book at 1/3 the price but i have not seen the content.
Also this forum https://www.documentingreality.com/forum/
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Post by R1111 = rightviewftw » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:31 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnXr36a ... ture=share
Discusses Asubha & Death Contemplations starting @23:40

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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by TLCD96 » Sun May 28, 2017 3:35 pm

Ajahn Karunadhammo from Abhayagiri gave a wonderful (and light) talk on Asubha practice. To me it has a sort of guided-meditation feel:

http://www.abhayagiri.org/audio/talking ... toothpaste
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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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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?

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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 mario92 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:20 am

You can put asubha meditation in YouTube there are very good videos. Or you can print a Photo of whatever you find disgusting and to paste it in your room when you feel the need to see it. Sometimes is better practice with the body so oneself can take it everywhere, imaginating what is inside starting under the skin, Grease, flesh, blood, etc. Other times also helps to be in nature alone. Came along with disgusting orgánic thrash or similar and sense with most senses you can. Then practice metta because it can makes you or other people angry, or shamata as other ajahns said to do it before this practice. I feel that if i don't do this practice eventually i would break the third precept and start suffering rolling over again. Promoting asubha is good for everyone and oneself later. I was thinking in doing an explanation or something similar in YouTube. Maybe that is why in some countries there are rotten corpses to see them in streets, because at some extent it is beneficial. Using imagination is also part of the practice i'm Still a beginner. Famous contemporary monks teach how to do it also in Youtube Ajahn Martín and Ajahn suchart, Ajahn chah in some book also.
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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by dylanj » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:33 am

I can add you to a facebook group re: asubha
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Post by mario92 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:35 am

Yes thank you.
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