A Life in Buddhism 06
A Vipassana Yogi
A Vipaasana Yogi doesn’t have a chance to intensify the “KiLesa” (defilements) / deep inner attachments. A Yogi should see “KiLesa” as a thing to lessen though it hasn’t gone yet, the lesser the better. You have to work hard at all cost.
I, myself had worked hard though I had many problems. But, reducing “KiLesa” is the best if you choose to be a Vipassana Yogi.
I once announced in English myself which is “ “I don’t want to accept even a spot of sexual feelings on my heart.”. I announced what I wanted to be. I committed not to put “KiLesa” on my heart / “HaDaYa*1”. “KiLesa” means suffering. I will get damage if I hold the suffering or “Dukkha”. Per the Buddha’s Dhamma, one should not addict to self-mortification or addict to extreme pleasures. That is Atta-kilamatha (self-mortification) and Kama-sukh’allika (being addicted to sensual pleasures.)
That is very important when practicing Vipassana practically. The ignorance and attachments produce Sufferings / “Dukkha”. So, the ignorance shouldn’t be accepted, the attachments should not be accepted either. But, the ignorance is very hard to see in reality. Therefore, it is critical to kill “Dukkha”. In other words, we can say “ As soon as we know there is sexual desire, we must delete it immediately. “.
We have got to kill it as soon as it came up. I practiced very hard for over 40 years. I do encourage my readers to practice the method of reducing “KiLesa”; as I feels that this practice also reduce the burden of your heart / “HaDaYa*1”. It feels great when your heart become lighter. Besides, you have less chance to make mistake. You would get a chance to live a pure life without making mistakes.
Therefore, if you plan to be a Vipassana Yogi, you have to work hard for a long term. You cannot expect to reach the goal as soon as you have started. Practice makes perfect. So, you will be good at what you practiced most.
HaDaYa*1: The main centre of the human beings is not the brain function, but that is closely related with nerves and muscles of the heart.
Dr Chit Nge (Philosophy)