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The dark side of Buddhism Yogi 10/09/2021 (Sat) 18:58:39 5711
Buddhist texts write about dukkha nanas, meaning insights that make you miserable. Some effects from meditation which can cause wild mood wings or nightmarish delusions. https://harpers.org/archive/2021/04/lost-in-thought-psychological-risks-of-meditation/ >In other words, mindfulness was not invoked to savor the beauty of nature or to be a more present, thoughtful spouse. According to the Pali suttas, the point of meditation was to cultivate disgust and disenchantment with the everyday world and one’s attachments to people and things. Aspiring Buddhas were “asked to contemplate the body from head to toe, inside and out,” McMahan writes, “not for relaxation and even less for body acceptance, but to bring to full realization its utter repulsiveness, coursing as it is with blood, phlegm, and pus.” If meditation conferred any practical benefit, it was in helping ascetics “accept the discomfort of a hard bed and a growling stomach or in preventing them from being beguiled by physical beauty.”
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