This thread is for those who wish to get rid of gross forms of desire such as sexual desire.
Nothing pleasant in it at all.
The Buddha used to praise the pratice of directing one's attention towards foul objects in order to overcome gross forms of craving. He advised to visit charnel grounds and to observe decomposing bodies, understanding: 'this will happen to this body also, and it can't escape it'. We generally don't have these grounds any more, but we have the internet.
In my experience, this technique is a very good way to overcome lust for material existence, especially sexual desire. I experimented it first at a time I was in such a struggle I had to be creative in my ways to fight. It happened like at some points my mind was overcome by the lust, after an effort I would get back to senses for a few seconds and then get overcome again etc. What I did was seizing a moment when I was back to senses and I made use of it to play this powerful asset: nibbida.
So I went on the internet and found lots of pictures inducing nibbida. I imagine it is far less impressive than a real charnel ground, but it is enough to calm down a storm. I want to share this with you because I have never read of anybody doing this and I find it very useful.
Below, you will find the kind of picture that will surely get your desire down:
these pictures show dead bodies in pretty bad conditions. Make sure this is what you're prepared to see before clicking on these links:
In my experience, the people who are interested in this kind of pictures on the internet are completely misguided. If you decide to engage in this, make sure you keep your mental sanity and don't read the comments people write.
Last edited by Sekha
on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:32 am, edited 1 time in total.