Re: [DhammaStudyGroup] new year's greeting where it belongs
- Dear Bruce,
I really enjoyed your post below. Firstly it's very
funny indeed and more importantly it showed yr
appreciation and understanding that any time is the
right time for developing sati! Great!
--- bruce <bmalcolm@...> wrote: > robt
was kind enough to point out my absolute lack
> of mindfullness inThere are a few of us who regularly press that zap
> posting this to the d-list....bad form, very sloppy,
> and i apologize...this
> was certainly meant for dsg:
button at the wrong time and place....When I read
other mistakes it reassures me to know that I'm not
alone in this! (I'm not pretending there's anything
kusala here!) At that moment of embrarrassment or
shock when we discover the mistake there can be sati
too! > =====================
>i am undergoing
> severe nicotine withdrawal, and can barelyYes, however wiped out one feels or however 'blurry'
> concentrate on these sentences
> long enough to form them...i'm at 5 days 20 hours
> with no cigarettes and
> counting, and it is some genuine akusala
> vipaka...needless to say, this is
> an excellent time for mindfulness and trying to
> understand the moment:
the realities, sati can arise and will arise if there
are moments of understanding at these times. This is
why concentration as we understand it is not the key,
but understanding is! There will be rt concentration
automatically if there is rt understanding even when
we can't form a sentence! I once asked K.Sujin about
sati if we end up w/ Alzheimer's disease and she
replied that there can still be sati and panna in
between all the other experiences. Anytime!
> seems to me that it's the papannca *about* myYes, I agree...all those stories and dosa that make it
> current unpleasant feelings
> that makes this unpleasantness appear real and
> lasting, and much nastier
> than it actually is....i try to just notice the
> feelings as they arise and
> pass, and i get the idea that they're happening so
> swiftly that it's
> useless to try and do anything but watch the current
> flow by...
so hard! Yes, too, useless to try and DO anything...
> my teacher says this is a fine oppportunity to dealI love it! Hope you don't injure yourself seriously in
> with tanha and upadana
> head-on....yeah: collision: that about sums up the
> i'll check back in soon...pls know that i'm readingBruce, pls do keep us posted on yr progress w/ yr
> all the posts, and
> getting more useful information than i thought
great style (I mean nicotine withdrawal as well as the
loftier progress). If the sentences are left
unfinished, we'll understand!
> thanks for so much good discussion...THANK YOU!
p.s. give yourself a few other treats to help
compensate- cream cakes or whatever else appeals....I
remember Jonothan put on lots of weight when he gave
up ciggies (ages ago now) but he lost it later when
his 'system' settled down to the new nicotine-free
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