Sonny wrote:It works well enough for me, thanks.
I am in good company too it seems because even Shantideva never had a problem using the word disgust:
"Being praised and such things cause me distraction;
They cause my disgust (with samsara) to disintegrate as well.
I become jealous of those with good qualities,
And that makes me demolish success."
dharmagoat wrote:Sonny wrote:The disgust I am talking is not like aversion's disturbing emotion and attitude. It does not cause me to lose my peace of mind, nor does it incapacitate me or make me lose self control. This disgust is not an emotion that when it arises, causes me to lose my peace of mind, like aversion does. It does not incapacitate me so that I react negatively. Aversion is based on ignorance. This disgust comes from seeing things as they are, and thus gives rise to compassion and an armor like happy effort.
What you describe as "disgust", I would describe as "disenchantment".
Sonny wrote:For what it is worth, in Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with The Dalai Lama - His Holiness states - " the spirit of emergence, depends upon the extent to which you have a feeling of intolerance or disgust toward being under the control of the afflictions. One can no longer bare the suffering of samsara, one is disillusioned, even disgusted with it, and that is wholesome and constructive. "
the noble wealth of feeling sad about this life
When a bodhisattva visited Buddha – it is in the Prajnaparamita Sutra – and the bodhisattva complaint to the Buddha, saying: I feel so sad, I feel so sad about this meaningless life and all of that. And it is almost painful. Then Buddha: this is a noble wealth, you have so much merit that is why you are feeling sad about these things. When you don’t have that merit you will be distracted to all this gadgets and think this is life.
-Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Love and Relationships, Singapore April 2012 (podcast 18)
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