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The delusion of Lust

bhajagovindam adi shankaracharya advaita vedanta

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#33 SeekerOfHealing

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:11 AM

Lust is okay as long you do not think that lust is yours or you or mine or "I". 


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:40 AM

or to put it another way is anyone here still having karma and dealing with mind/spirit transitions?

 

...i am 


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:55 AM

or to put it another way is anyone here still having karma and dealing with mind/spirit transitions?

 

...i am 

 

Don't push yourself too hard on that one, 3bob.

 

I have done some "bad" things in my life and although I have apologized for them as well as I can I still get the memories haunting me now and again.  If we believe in intent for our life, I doubt that being "perfect" is one of them.  Acknowledgement and self-forgiveness brings us a lot of inner peace and contentment.

 

But really, I see no reason for the need of forgiveness for being lustful during our younger years.  It is, really, part of our instinct to propagate. 


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:47 AM

I balance the haunting memories against what could have been, and thankfully were not done. It seems to keep some balance peace.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:50 AM

there is a complete I am,  and also an i am to be worked on.

 

Karma has (or is) shed-able mass, it's escape velocity includes forgiveness.

 

Ego is a tough nut to crack, it takes a pick-axe from the inside and the outside to do so. 


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

It's not often I offer a "Thank You" for a Buddhist oriented post.  But you did good.

 

Glad you received it well. Throughout my search, I've found a common thread underlies our quest for re-discovery: Self-inquiry.

 

Some enjoy the thrills of being thrashed about among the waves of Maya, while others prefer to voluntarily offer up the entirety of their being to the Lord. Either may come to discover all of what they are not, and that which remains will be Self alone.


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Sarvam khalu idam brahma... Tat Tvam Asi.

"Pure, pure you are, without a body, unrelated to the mind, beyond the illusory world; why are you ashamed to acknowledge: "I am Self, the supreme Reality!"?" ~Avadhuta Gita






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