Khaggavisana sutta Part 11

Om shanti

Bodhi-Bowl

Because sensual pleasures, elegant, honeyed, & charming, bewitch the mind with their manifold forms — seeing this drawback in sensual strands — wander alone like a rhinoceros.

“KHAGGAVISANA SUTTA: A RHINOCEROS” (SN 1.3), TRANSLATED FROM THE PALI BY THANISSARO BHIKKHU.ACCESS TO INSIGHT (BCBS EDITION), 30 NOVEMBER 2013,HTTP://WWW.ACCESSTOINSIGHT.ORG/TIPITAKA/KN/SNP/SNP.1.03.THAN.HTML.

“Calamity, tumor, misfortune, disease, an arrow, a danger for me.” Seeing this danger in sensual strands, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

When we think about Buddha, we remember Him as an enlightened being. A teacher of dharma, who taught both men and gods. A disciplined chief monk who lead an exemplary life.

And when we read verses such as those above, we think it is a little bit harsh. Especially if we enjoy frolicking in social parties and attending entertainment venues (gym, theater and cinema). Most of the time, we simply brushed it off by saying, “Ah, that verse…

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Keep On Rolling

A worthwhile article during these times of taking care of ourselves in isolation…

The Blogging Buddhist

If you’re anything like me, the day or two after an extreme workout will have you feeling like hell. For the most part, this sensation is temporary (see my post from four days ago entitled, Grin Through The Pain) but it can often feel as though you need an extra little something to help your tired and sore muscles along; especially if you work out frequently.

Under normal circumstances, one could easily include certain medical professionals in their training routine such as massage therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors, bearing in mind that the three provide different functions. But with the current state of the world, it’s difficult to find a productive way of getting the same relief for your muscle tissues. Heating pads and over-the-counter pain killers can only take you so far.

This is where foam rollers come into play. Foam rollers are reasonably popular with athletes nowadays, and they…

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Dharma Dose…

Restoring Order During Painful Times (from Tricycle.com)
Realizing one is simply part of the machinery, or the music, of the universe, with its resonating structure of wave patterns: this one giving rise to this one, giving rise to this one … to hear this music, piercing as it is, restores a measure of order in the havoc of pain.—Noelle Oxenhandler, “A Streetcar in Your Stomach