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avatamsaka3
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So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions?
Malcolm
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avatamsaka3 wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions?
When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
"Conceptuality is great ignorance,
causing one to fall into the ocean of samsāra."
—Māyājālamahātantra
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Malcolm wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 2:57 am
avatamsaka3 wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions?
When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
I thought for yogis and ngakpas, the lice and ticks were dakinis and thus one reason not to cut hair?
avatamsaka3
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When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
What's that level? Where is this stated? Why does this happen?
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avatamsaka3 wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 4:39 am
When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
What's that level? Where is this stated? Why does this happen?
When one reaches strong heat on the path of application.
"Conceptuality is great ignorance,
causing one to fall into the ocean of samsāra."
—Māyājālamahātantra
Malcolm
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Re: Ticks

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Tenma wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 3:57 am
Malcolm wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 2:57 am
avatamsaka3 wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions?
When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
I thought for yogis and ngakpas, the lice and ticks were dakinis and thus one reason not to cut hair?
Never heard that.
"Conceptuality is great ignorance,
causing one to fall into the ocean of samsāra."
—Māyājālamahātantra
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