Pain Management

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Meezer77
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Pain Management

Post by Meezer77 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:15 am

Am interested in hearing the experiences of people here who have used meditation to successfully manage pain or physical discomfort.

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Re: Pain Management

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:16 am

Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain
viewtopic.php?t=8232

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Re: Pain Management

Post by SarathW » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:44 am

Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain
Yes, it is a great article.
I have discussed this it in the following thread with my experience in pain management.

Seven days without pain killers.
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=16532&hilit=
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Pain Management

Post by rightviewftw » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:59 pm

"Monks, for one in whom mindfulness immersed in the body is cultivated, developed, pursued, handed the reins and taken as a basis, given a grounding, steadied, consolidated, & well-undertaken, ten benefits can be expected. Which ten?

...he is the sort that can endure bodily feelings that, when they arise, are painful, sharp, stabbing, fierce, distasteful, disagreeable, deadly.
seems quite clear to me

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Re: Pain Management

Post by Caodemarte » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:25 pm

Remembering that pain is temporary.

Remembering that pain is empty of substance.

Looking at the pain so throughly so there is no longer room for thoughts of pain,suffering or “I.”

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Re: Pain Management

Post by Meezer77 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:52 am

Thanks all for your helpful replies :namaste:

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Re: Pain Management

Post by dharmacorps » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:20 pm

I deal with chronic pain. Best advice really has been for me that pain is temporary, it changes, flows, ebbs... Thinking it is permanent or never-ending in the same way is wrong view. Sometimes just observing it can be helpful. Also, if you deal with chronic pain, realizing there are times it will get in the way of your practice, and seeing it as OK is also helpful.

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