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Loathesomeness of Food

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:24 am

We may be talking about two different practises Pink Trike. If my misunderstanding of the OP has thereby dragged the thread off topic I apologise to Khalil Bodhi. It was his mention of a " daily practise" to modify his eating patterns that led to my interpretation of his intent.
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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby catmoon » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:36 am

I got an impromptu education on the loathsomeness of food today. Turns out a friend of mine got a lunch invitation from some wealthy businessmen. Things like chicken feet and jellyfish started arriving on his plate. He was also injured during lunch by some kind of dumpling that you break open with your hands, but is filled with some kind of scalding hot filling. He proudly related that during lunch he neither gagged no cried out in pain.

I suppose if every meal was like that, I would have less trouble understanding the whole loathsomeness thing. But I'd still have a hard time seeing that the things he was putting in his mouth were "food".

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby cooran » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:02 am

Hello all,

Those with a copy of the Visuddhi Magga will find an explanation in Chapter XI Description of Concentration - Conclusion (Samadhi-niddesa)
Perception of the Repulsiveness of Nutriment
page 372 to 380 (paras 1~26).

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Ben » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:52 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:01 am

Thanks for that Ben.

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby pink_trike » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:15 am

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Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:25 am

No problem Sanghamitta and Pink.
Its a pleasure to provide this material for members who may not have access to the Vism.
I'll transcribe the section paragraphs when I get some extended and uninterrupted time over the next few days.
Its pretty amazing stuff.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:49 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:25 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:03 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:20 am

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:45 am

Thank you Mike for your kind words.
I had a 'repulsivness of food' experience last night when my wife and I attended a screening of the Australian movie 'Van Diemen's Land'
http://www.vandiemensland-themovie.com/
If you watch movies then it is one to look out for. Its very confronting in places.

I'll attempt to finish transcribing the Vism section on repulsiveness on food today.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:20 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:26 am

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Loathesomeness of Food

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:21 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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