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mindfulness meditation is primarily about detachment/ dissociation from life Mindfulness one should observe in a detached manner without attachment to the pleasant or aversion to the unpleasant, also having wisdom towards the neutral experiences which can be classified as mental states (citta), mental content (cetasika) or corporeal body (rupa), 5 ...


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Sridhar, unfortunately there are Buddhists who seek a dissociative state. It's unfortunate that this happens often enough though, and some teachers do teach it. As a meditation teacher myself, I don't teach people to developed such a state; I warn them against it. Is the goal of mindfulness to develop ultimate dissociation? No. It's for freedom from ...


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Is the goal of mindfulness to develop ultimate dissociation? In this essay, Ven. Thanissaro begins to explain that the goal is to develop "appropriate attention": If, for example, you're a doctor in an emergency room [...] If you frame the symptoms in the wrong light, you can do more harm than good. If you frame them in the right light, you can ...


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In Iti 109 (quoted below), the Buddha indeed taught man to swim against his nature to become free from suffering. Renunciation (nekkhamma - subject to the middle way) is against the flow i.e. it's not natural to man. Craving is natural to man. This was said by the Blessed One, said by the Arahant, so I have heard: "Suppose a man was being carried along ...


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So the answer is: no. So the answer to the followup request is: the attempted premise assertion within the followup request is not a fact, and is nonappropriate with respect to the context, and so the followup request would need to be repaired in order to be a meaningful followup request. (also, anger etc is an illusion; &, eg, cf 'can anyone please ...


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