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Title: Vipassana – A BRUTAL But Enlightening 10 Days Of Pure Silence
Post by: azozeo on March 09, 2019, 01:59:13 PM

By Rebel Pharmacist
March 7, 2019
Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook, but the ocean’s depths are calm.” – Buddha

How would you handle no phone, no television, no reading, no books or magazines, no writing in a journal, no distractions, and no contact with the people who normally keep you engaged with the world outside your head for ten straight days?

How about no physical acts, no masturbation, and no killing even a mosquito that buzzes around your head after it happily sucks blood from your armpit?
If this sounds like heaven or hell to you – you’re right. It’s both.

A Vipassana retreat is not the way to dip a toe into hardcore meditation and spiritual contemplation. It’s more like diving, headfirst, into a frigid lake. It’s a shock to the system. It can make you question your sanity within the first hours you arrive, but if you stick it out, you just might discover that you find your sanity.
This is Vipassana


https://awarenessact.com/vipassana-a-brutal-but-enlightening-10-days-of-pure-silence/
Title: Re: Vipassana – A BRUTAL But Enlightening 10 Days Of Pure Silence
Post by: UnhingedBecauseLucid on March 09, 2019, 02:09:29 PM
With Soma and Fukitol, anything's possible !

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Title: Re: Vipassana – A BRUTAL But Enlightening 10 Days Of Pure Silence
Post by: azozeo on March 09, 2019, 02:11:31 PM
With Soma and Fukitol, anything's possible !

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Couldn't quite see the needle hanging from a limb.
Title: Re: Vipassana – A BRUTAL But Enlightening 10 Days Of Pure Silence
Post by: knarf on March 09, 2019, 04:18:46 PM

By Rebel Pharmacist
March 7, 2019
Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook, but the ocean’s depths are calm.” – Buddha

How would you handle no phone, no television, no reading, no books or magazines, no writing in a journal, no distractions, and no contact with the people who normally keep you engaged with the world outside your head for ten straight days?

How about no physical acts, no masturbation, and no killing even a mosquito that buzzes around your head after it happily sucks blood from your armpit?
If this sounds like heaven or hell to you – you’re right. It’s both.

A Vipassana retreat is not the way to dip a toe into hardcore meditation and spiritual contemplation. It’s more like diving, headfirst, into a frigid lake. It’s a shock to the system. It can make you question your sanity within the first hours you arrive, but if you stick it out, you just might discover that you find your sanity.
This is Vipassana


https://awarenessact.com/vipassana-a-brutal-but-enlightening-10-days-of-pure-silence/

Is there any other way to live?
Title: Re: Vipassana – A BRUTAL But Enlightening 10 Days Of Pure Silence
Post by: knarf on March 09, 2019, 04:37:00 PM
I'll explain. It is my understanding that all people are the Buddha. They have all the qualities of the Buddha, but they go unrecognized because of ignorance. Vispassna means "insight". Not just just your run of the meal insight. This insight is buried beneath a lot of barriers of conditioning, and defense mechanisms. To undo the layers of ignorance one must quite the mind from producing concepts for a long period of time. I think i've gone about two weeks without knowing I was not thinking. So after years of meditation, I "let the parade drive through, but don't allow a mouse".
Title: Re: Vipassana – A BRUTAL But Enlightening 10 Days Of Pure Silence
Post by: azozeo on March 09, 2019, 04:59:42 PM
I'll explain. It is my understanding that all people are the Buddha. They have all the qualities of the Buddha, but they go unrecognized because of ignorance. Vispassna means "insight". Not just just your run of the meal insight. This insight is buried beneath a lot of barriers of conditioning, and defense mechanisms. To undo the layers of ignorance one must quite the mind from producing concepts for a long period of time. I think i've gone about two weeks without knowing I was not thinking. So after years of meditation, I "let the parade drive through, but don't allow a mouse".

Nice....

Thank you very much.