Posted by: Upāsaka | 10/17/2016

Cooling Down

I’ve always noticed that, after periods of increased intensity, whether it be an uposatha day observance or a retreat, the kilesas seem to return with a renewed vigor. For me, the two that strike back with redoubled strength are ill will and sexual desire. Luckily, years of practicing the uposatha on and off have at least prepared me to expect a backlash. 

And yet, until now I haven’t really taken steps to make for a smoother reentry. Many times I will over indulge in foods, entertainments and the like and swiftly wipe away any progress I may have made. This morning, fearing that, I decided to take on the third uposatha precept for the day. In the future I may take on a few others as a way of reading back in. 

I am determined to make this life count for something and the uposatha is one excellent way of doing that. May All beings met with the Dhamma and enter the stream. 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

Student Of The Path

Treading The Path To Freedom : Bhikkhu Jayasāra's Dhamma Blog

From Then to Zen

A journey of self-discovery while defeating anxiety.

ʿIlmprocess

"How can I be anything other than what I am?" | Monk

Yoga and Meditation techniques

Yoga and meditation techniques is the art of unfolding the mystery of life divinity joy happiness and mindfulness

Alexis Chateau

Activist. Writer. Explorer.

Anti-Fascist News

Taking on Fascism and Racism from the Ground Up.

Neurodivergent Rebel

Destroying stigma and spreading positivity

Kannons mercy

MISUSER OF WORDS AND A SWORD OF VIRTUE

Little Green Seedling

Thoughts on veganism, sustainability, spirituality and simple living

Deep Green Magic

Campaigning with the Earth

Between The Pillars

Delving into the Eastern (and Western) Occult

An Accidental Anarchist

Spirituality | Lifestyle | Thought | Wisdom | Parenting | Love

unbolt me

the literary asylum

fauxcroft

living life in conscious reality

Meditating Millennial

A Millennial's Journey Into Meditation and Mindfulness

Rise Like A Lotus

From the Mud Comes Beauty

The Cloaked Hedgehog

Dogman & Cryptozoology... and the occasional rant

%d bloggers like this: