Posted by: Upāsaka | 12/30/2015

Sickness, Aging and Death

It seems that, not often than not, the practice is a matter of balancing one’s perceptions. I have be seen white heavily focused on the brahma viharas and hand been struggling with over indulgence in sense pleasures. Having been down this road a number of times before I realized just this morning, after having been assailed by kilesas for a week, that it might be a good idea to bring the perceptions of sickness, aging and death to mind.

Naturally they aren’t a magic charm but each time a thought of sense pleasure arose I would reflect on these perceptions to god effect. Until liberation may we never become enslaved to that which sickens, ages and dies.

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  1. Have you meditated on the nine points of death?

  2. I have on the first three, always was a little afraid of it. But actually, as been promised, it is a vitalizing process. Being aware of the time passing by at each moment, and being aware of the certainy of death, with a calm mind, led to a joyfull day. Pretty cool.


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