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Offline Weston

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Can Buddhism help with a positive perspective on sickness?
« on: April 24, 2016, 10:48:24 am »
Hi,

I've been suffering from an uncomfortable nausea for a couple of weeks,  at times very hard to tolerate. I am investigating what might be causing it, but I'm interested to know if Buddhism might offer some helpful advice on ways of seeing physical discomfort, that might afford some alleviation?

Generally when I'm in pain, and cannot do anything about, I try to accept it, not fight it, as this seems a natural response to such circumstances.

I'd be very grateful to hear any thoughts, and feel I ought to apologise for just turning up at a moment like this.

Many thanks.

Offline Peter Vredeveld

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Re: Can Buddhism help with a positive perspective on sickness?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 02:16:35 am »
I hope you get well from your pain.
I think its possible that the meditation can help you contained the pain you get from sickness.
As mentioned in the history, even Lord Buddha when suffering from poisonous food from Cunda, Lord Buddha contained his pain through meditation.
I think you should try doing meditation from masters.
Hope you get well fast.

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Re: Can Buddhism help with a positive perspective on sickness?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 05:19:39 am »
Thanks for your kind thoughts, Peter. My nausea is actually thankfully feeling better today. I take your points about meditation, best wishes to you.

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Re: Can Buddhism help with a positive perspective on sickness?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 03:13:57 am »
Weston,
I am glad that you are feeling better from nausea.
I hope you will get better even sooner and hope you will try meditating.
It doesn't have to be related with Buddhism or any other religious tradition.
Rather meditate so that you can unite your mind and body.
 :anjali: :pray: :namaste:

 


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