How do I kill my emotions?
Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/6/17
How? I mean be like the Buddha. It felt for a long time as though I was getting there then BOOM! halp*
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/7/17
There are many ways, I suppose. In Buddhism, the emphasis is detachment from desire, and to accept things the way they are if nothing can be done. To control one's desire is to accept that suffering can be managed on an emotional level, and thus can be mitigated.

Meditation can have many motives and methods, but often it reduces things to what they are, without the emotional connotations that would arise from thoughts. One can assume a materialism mode of thought, nihilism, determinism, or whatever. (These concepts are not intricately linked.)

For some, the opposite of love does appear to be apathy, to not care means to not have a emotion or an opinion on it, and thus the topic is devoid of hate or love, perhaps.

I have absolutely no idea. I think the general idea should be to manage emotions, not kill them completely. Buddha himself wasn't emotionless apparently, but jovial. He just came to accept life for what it was, it seems. Not sure. Beyond an understandable emotional response, anything prolonged is most certainly by choice, and an irrational one, perhaps.

Sorry, just rambling.

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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/6/17
If you kill your emotion you wont be able to enjoy anime as you should. for that reason i would advice against it.
Not that my opinion matters anyhow...
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/7/17
Experience them, let them flow through you, let go, and then they're gone. Always gonna be ups and downs, that's natural.
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/7/17
Sounds more like you wanna be a "Stone Buddha" or maybe a corpse, I dunno

I was gonna post something kinda long expounding on the stupidity and ignorance of people's ideas of what certain eastern philosophies are about, but it's getting late and I'm getting sleepy. Maybe tomorrow if I'm in the mood.
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/6/17

Potentsaliva wrote:

Sounds more like you wanna be a "Stone Buddha" or maybe a corpse, I dunno

I was gonna post something kinda long expounding on the stupidity and ignorance of people's ideas of what certain eastern philosophies are about, but it's getting late and I'm getting sleepy. Maybe tomorrow if I'm in the mood.


I apologize for being wrong.

I would normally do research, but I just do not feel too great myself these days.
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Posted 12/7/17 , edited 12/7/17
try this link https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/comments/5837j3/did_buddha_have_emotions/ it might be able to start to explain, it's not that he didn't lack emotion, he just saw the world a different way (after enlightenment) and since most humans have not reached enlightenment on that stage for centuries, we're still going to have odd emotional waves. indifferent is just as bad as having too much empathy. learn to control your emotions, I use meditation, thinking before I speak, if I am going to use a bad word, I reflect on the purpose and typically don't. following a bit of the eastern ways aren't bad either. here's another link to start you off and feel free to explore the net further http://www.viewonbuddhism.org/delusion_introduction.html

just for fun I am Shinto/Zen Buddhist
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Posted 12/7/17 , edited 12/7/17
sit in the lotus pose and say "Om Mani Padme Hum"



The six syllables perfect the Six Paramitas of the Bodhisattvas.

Gen Rinpoche, in his commentary on the Meaning of said:

"The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful,
because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say
the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the
practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics,
and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and
patience. Päd, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.

So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom. The path of these six perfections is the path walked by all the Buddhas of the three times. What could then be more meaningful than to say the mantra and accomplish the six perfections?"

http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/meaning-of-om-mani-padme-hung.htm
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Posted 12/8/17 , edited 12/9/17
( I will fully admit that I don't even know what Buddhism is actually about, probably cause I don't really care about it, but I'm willing to bet that no one does either cause of conditions/circumstances that surround Buddhism nowadays and how lazy, stupid, and blind we are from the conditioning of our culture which not only leads to that but also a very theoretical and imaginative perspective that we delude ourselves into thinking is the reality of things. Also I'm not trying to insult you specifically with anything I say, I'm really just making fun of and criticizing the ways in which we all view things in general. Also I have shit grammar so good luck reading my shite, lol)

I think you have the wrong idea of who Buddha was and the teachings that arose from his perspective in life and how he even got to the point of "Buddhahood" (And honestly I probably do too, but I'm quite aware that's the case). I think 99% of people do and that's probably cause we come in with the pre-existing bias of our culture and view things in such a way where we think that if we can "understand" basic ass concepts and teachings on a mental level, sit in lotus pose, do a cool ass naruto mudra, close our eyes, and chant some mantra we read on the internet (Which is apparently "meditation" or at least that the cool new generic ass buzzword everyone likes to throw around for literally everything. Like people say their meditating when they're running, or cooking, or listening to music...and I'm like, "wtf do y'all even mean by meditating" ) then we somehow have actually understood and grasped things that probably took thousands of years of work and dedication to even get to. Or instead of that you go on the flip side of basically flagellation by babysitting yourself 24/7 so that you can not do the "bad" things or think the "bad" thoughts and then force and control yourself cause it's good for you and it's gonna bring good karma so that you can have a better next life. But that's also not to surprising when you notice that we live in a infantile and ignorant culture where we take something from another culture and just do the shittiest version possible and bastardize it cause everything need to be cheap, mass produced,easily accessible, and simplified cause that's the modern and superior way to do things now cause we deserve it.


To illustrate the kind of culture I'm talking about is that I'm into tea and tea culture a little bit, but if I were to say "I really like tea" to someone first off we would not be talking about the same thing cause they would probably respond like, "Oh I like tea too, what kind of brand do you buy from the store? How many sugars do you put in your tea?" etc. But the types of tea I drink aren't the ones you buy in stores, they don't need sugar or cream to enjoy, their extremely nuanced in flavor, appearance, aromas, vastly different from store bought tea bags, and can't really be brewed well in a mug cause it's not made for that type of brewing method. However we "know" what tea is, but in reality we don't cause our understanding is of the lowest quality tea, where no real effort was put into the production, sourcing, growing, or even brewing of the tea that's been developed for hundred of years. I could also compare it to people who like "Italian" food and their favorite dish is some pasta from Olive garden or some shit I could do another example I guess since we're on an anime sight. If I were to say to someone that I like anime you know I don't think it would be hard to find someone who's idea of anime is like Dragon Ball Z and Naruto, or they might think that I like Hentai or some shit and that I'm just a depressed lonely weirdo



I'm just gonna put some things to consider that most everyone doesn't consider:



So with that all into consideration, if you want to become like Buddha or at the very least acquire some of the qualities associated with his level of attainment then you would probably need to find a teacher who's probably at a good level in their practice, can teach/take you through, and show you various practices/tools within a highly defined, concise, understood and practical system that's actually based in Buddhist lineages (Probably Chan Buddhism or something like that) that have attaining Buddhahood as a goal, and aren't just some religion/cult to follow in the same way you would go about practicing Christianity (But that's only if you really believe those things are possible/real in the first place) Good luck finding a good teacher tho. I say all this because I come from the perspective that these aren't things that can be learned from the internet or some book written by someone who went to China once, did mushrooms and talked to a flower, and had a revelation . I dunno how people even come to that conclusion, since to me it's pretty similar to someone reading a how to book about how to play the piano and thinking they can now play the piano. No one other than a extremely deluded person would think that.

Hope that halps but it probably won't, lol
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