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How can I forget my old girlfriend?

As my teacher explained, the reason we are needy and clingy is because we have not discovered how to be our own source of "energy". We are like babies depending on mothers' tits for nutrition, in this ...
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How to understand a patient's coma status in Buddhism

Whether a person can hear, see, smell, taste etc. while in a coma is probably a question for medical science. From a Buddhist perspective, it can be seen as a case of senses being shut off as in ...
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Meditation technique to reduce/control pain/sorrow/loss

Each technique a type of character or mental biase. Greedy: the ten foulness meditations; or, body contemplation. Hating: the four brahma-viharas; or, the four color kasinas. Deluded: ...
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Did Siddartha have a back problem?

So the Blessed One, putting on his robe and taking up his bowl & outer robe, went together with a community of monks to the reception hall. On arrival he washed his feet, entered the hall, and ...
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How can I forget my old girlfriend?

Did the relationship fall apart because there was something lacking within yourself? If so you can cultivate that piece and try to win her back (lots of guides on the internet for techniques on this ...
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Buddha dealing with pain

Enlightened beings are not bothered by pain. But if you try to sit through severe back pain, it could lead to further complications. The body requires lying down to recover from back problems. So it's ...
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Which Buddhists denominations agree with the difference between pain and suffering as in many DBT texts? Which disagree?

Generally speaking, "Buddhism is like Christianity" - in the sense that it has many different schools and sects that have their own practices and disagree on interpretations. However, when it comes ...
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Where does the Buddha talk about investigation of energy (offering him some relief while in physical pain)?

It's not investigation of energy, it's animitta samadhi that can relieve severe physical pain. SN 47.9: Etarahi kho panāhaṃ, ānanda, jiṇṇo vuddho mahallako addhagato vayoanuppatto. I’m now old, ...
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The healing Bodhi tree for Shakyamuni Buddhas long term sitting?

Does the Bodhi tree actually have medicinal properties as some Buddhists claim? Maybe it does? For example, Phytopharmacology of Ficus religiosa references studies which say it does. I can't judge ...
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Avoiding neck pain

I don't know how you're sitting but you might want to straighten (lift) your upper back, and ensure that your shoulders are held down (relaxed) and back (not hunched forward and rounded). That (being ...
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What will be Buddha's reaction to the shooter on getting shot an arrow at his heart?

If someone shot an arrow at Buddha's heart, Bhudda will focus on the pain caused by the arrow. No. Since a Buddha knows/preached that no one can cut his body, the focus will be on the pain of the ...
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Advice for Buddhist meditation for OCD

I can speak from personal experience on both fronts here. I suffer from OCD, and how I experience it is as an assault of mental images and intrusive thoughts that cause me great pain (more or less ...
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Meditation causing headaches

Could you tell me what is your object of focus? Have you been concentrating on, for example, the space between your nose and your mouth? If that's the case, I would recommend that you choose a ...
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Meditation causing headaches

i really miss the peaceful state of mind and presence i had when i meditated daily There are other forms of meditation. We sit a lot in our offices. Perhaps sitting meditation is too much on top of ...
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Avoiding neck pain

Other people have brought up concerns with physiological issues and issues related to posture, but I'd like to bring up concerns with the actual meditation practice, as a possibility. According to ...
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How can I forget my old girlfriend?

Just as, monks, this body lives on nourishment, lives dependent on nourishment, does not live without nourishment — in the same way, monks, the five hindrances live on nourishment, depend on ...
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How can I forget my old girlfriend?

This is a great question. According to Buddhism, suffering comes from our attachment to things whose nature is actually impermanence. Our goal as Buddhists is to understand the true nature of ...
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How can I forget my old girlfriend?

Meditate on the repulsiveness of the body. Do Patikulamanasikara meditation until your mind gives up on the notion that there's anything attractive or valuable in the female body. Also do the same on ...
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