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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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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Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

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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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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