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Solitude

Posted by Tiki on June 15, 2009 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Buddha on solitude:


" There are, Migajala, forms cognizable by the eye that are desirable, lovely, agreeable, pleasing, sensually enticing, tantalizing.  If a bhikkhu seeks delight in them, welcomes them, and remains holding to them, delight arises.  When there is delight, there is infatuation.  When there is infatuation, there is bondage.  Bound by the fetter of delight, Migajala, a bhikkhu is called one dwelling with a partner......"


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Dealing With Sexual Desire and Other Unwholesome Thoughts

Posted by Tiki on June 1, 2009 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The top hindrance to samadhi is desire. For example sexual desire. There are a few things we can do to temporarilly off-set these thoughts of desire.


1. Think about something else that is wholesome.  ( ie..the dharma)


2. Consider the drawbacks

With everything, there is a negative side to it. During moments of desire we tend to overlook and only see the positive side. Only after do we realize the negative aspect and regret it.

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The Ever-Increasing Happiness Of Pure And Simple Living

Posted by Tiki on April 23, 2009 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (0)

The Buddha emphasizes that from harmlessness (virtue) one gets gladness, joy, tranquility, inner happiness, the bliss of jhana, and the freedom that flows from wisdom.  Theses are various forms of happiness occurring in a gradual and natural progression.  The process of renunciation , or ever-increasing happiness, culminates in seeing things as they truly are, which is enlightenment. In the Dhammacetiya Sutta, King Pasenadi remarked how much he enjoyed visiting the Jeta Grove monast...

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Whenever a Desire Arises, a Feeling of Discontentment Also Arises Along With It

Posted by Tiki on April 18, 2009 at 11:18 AM Comments comments (0)

1.  "Birth is suffering; aging is suffering; sickness is suffering; death is suffering; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering; not to obtain what one wants is suffering; in short, the five aggregates affected by clinging/ attachment are suffering. This is called suffering."


2.  "And what is the origin of suffering? It is craving, which brings renewal of being, is accompanied by delight and lust, and delights in this and that; that ...

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1. DESIRE : Freeing Yourself From Bondage To Desire

Posted by Tiki on April 16, 2009 at 7:14 AM Comments comments (0)

Method of Supression: first jhana based on bodily foulness.


Is your relationship between the citta and what you are experiencing ( object, past memories) ' I want , ' I don't want', craving ? That's where the attachments are.  It's the link, the way you relate with the objects of your mind from moment to moment that causes delusion to grow and grow ( through the agregates of perception, feelings/ sensation, and conditioned response) . The hindrances ( ie. desire, c...

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Without Jhana You Will Remain Attracted to the Sex and Romance of Marriage

Posted by Tiki on April 13, 2009 at 4:01 PM Comments comments (0)

There are many people who spend years studying the dharma, and yet defilements still arise and remain inside. What is still haven't been abandoned internally?


The Buddha said that if you've abandoned attachment to sensual pleasure, you would not be attracted to the pleasure of the householder life. If you have attend to the rapture and pleasure that are apart from defilements (jhana) , then you would not be attach to sensual pleasure. After the understanding of dharma as well...

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