Morale discipline is something to rejoice in and when held correctly by a mind it never leads to anything other then happiness !
Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.
tomamundsen wrote:Interesting, and relates to Buddhism - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the ... rom=sec434
the idea to keep control, yes that is an exhausting job. People are so slave of ideas, turns not seldom in obsession. Anorexia for example.
Merely control (suppresion) emotion; spontanity get no chance, more neurosis.
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE
I've even see this after group meditation or teaching sessions, and many parent know the old adage that a kid who is a saint at home is a demon at school, and vice versa, through having to hold it all in.
Of course, as Buddhists we have no self to restrain, a bit like having a dog lead and no dog. LOL
With self-indulgences, a little goes a long way. A small treat can stem larger cravings, unless of course we have eradicated them all.
Most cravings are bad for us as well as restraining ourselves from indulging them. If it is hard to deny ourselves the treats, we have an attachment or even a potential addiction. Best to eradicate the cause of the craving and need less self-restraint.
" From three objects, the three poisons make three roots of virtue"
" When all the world, both animate and inanimate, is filled with evil, transform all adversity into the path of enlightenment"
If we train ourselves to recognise the poisons as they arise and use them to generate bodhichitta then we are utilising these situations positively. When we do/attempt this then we are not repressing our emotions but dealing with them in a very practical and down to earth way. Plus, it really works!! I was really surprised when I tried doing this in everyday situations but it really is excellent practical advice.
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