On the cultivation of insight/wisdom
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i had two unpleasant experiences today. Each time I focused on the unpleasant feeling tone in my body and was aware of it until it passed away. Then I smoked a cigarette and watched the pleasant feelings in my lungs pass away after that I felt a wisdom of revulsion towards everything aversion pleasant feelings the whole world felt like it wasn't worth anything. Then I felt happy and free of desire. It was a type of happiness that maybe be equanimity but it came after revulsion not just impermanence. What is this? Nibbana or just equanimity?
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.
The revulsion may be nicotine withdrawal symptoms, but it was able to be converted into profitable insight due to Buddhist knowledge, which is a constructive mechanism when not based on a drug and when it is a normal disappointment in life. The practitioner should strive to strengthen pleasant feelings arising from meditation as a replacement for addictions.
That is just your mindfulness realizing craving and revulsion.
"A virtuous monk, Kotthita my friend, should attend in an appropriate way to the five clinging-aggregates as inconstant, stressful, a disease, a cancer, an arrow, painful, an affliction, alien, a dissolution, an emptiness, not-self."
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