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Purity and Simplicity For Bhikkhu/ Bhikkhuni

Posted by Tiki on April 30, 2009 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Monastics also observe :

*Chastity ( let go of sensuality, sexuality, lust): Through personal resolve or will power alone, it is possible to be celibate for some years.  During these years it is necessary to enter jhana to develop wisdom that will permanently uproot the defilement of lust. Without jhana and wisdom, the underlying tendency to lust will arise when the condition  is right. The desire to disrobe and get marry may come up .


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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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