Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 01/03/2019

A Cure for Temptation

This antidote to unskilfull behavior probably relies on my faith-type personality but I figure I’ll share of it might possibly help even one person.

There is a particular sense pleasure that I have indulged in and that has the potential to become an outright breach of silâ. Not finding satisfactory ways to deal with it otherwise, in sheet desperation I made the aspiration last night “May I be struck dead if I do x.” And it worked.

Call it superstition, call it gullibility but the thought that I may be struck dead doing some ignoble thing is enough, for now, to keep temptation at bay.


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