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  • The Five Recollections

    Via the Upajjhatthana Sutta, the Buddha stated the five things below that we should reflect on each day:

    1. I am of the nature to grow old; there is no way to escape growing old.
    2. I am of the nature to have ill health; there is no way to escape having ill health.
    3. I am of the nature to die; there is no way to escape death.
    4. All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.
    5. My deeds are my closest companions. I am the beneficiary of my deeds. My deeds are the ground on which I stand.

    Very sobering....

    CarlitaJeffreypersonVastmindNirvanaDhammaDragonSnakeskinShoshin
  • Re: My god I just have to moan about this

    I agree for the most part @FoibleFull but if somebody’s view is harming others then I think it is worthwhile to (at the very least) state that we oppose that view. And explain the harm that it causes. This can be done in a calm and respectful manner.

    SnakeskinDhammaDragon
  • Re: Contemplating on the body

    If one wants to undertake it, it is important to remember to balance Asubha (disgust) meditation with metta meditation.

    lobsterSnakeskin
  • Re: Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

    Reminds one of HHDL's oft quoted mantra:

    Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

    Shoshindhammachick
  • Re: Contemplating on the body

    @David said:
    I just don't want you to get carried away or be too hard on yourself is all.

    Hopefully I'm not being a pain.

    Not at all mate! Appreciate your input.

    Trust me, I am as mentally healthy now as I have ever been in my life.

    As with most people, I have my moments where I can get down on myself every now and again, but these are few and far between.

    The general anxiety I suffered as a teenager and twenty-something has pretty much disappeared completely!

    Thank you Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha :)

    dhammachickShoshinlobsterHozanDavidDhammaDragonSnakeskin