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Meditation on Disgusting Objects Dispels Lust!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus & friends: If seeing a corpse thrown into the grave, which
is one, two, or three days dead, swollen, bloated, bluish-black, full
of filth; one should draw this conclusion regarding one's own body:
This body too has this nature, has this destiny, & cannot escape it!
If one should see a corpse thrown to the burial ground, gnawed and
partly eaten by crows, hawks, vultures, dogs or jackals, & creeping
with all kinds of worms & maggots; one should draw this conclusion
regarding own body: This body too has this nature, will also become
exactly like that, & cannot ever escape it!  If one should see a chain
of bones, flesh hanging from it, splattered with blood, held together
by the sinews... or bones disconnected & scattered in all directions,
here a hand-bone, there a foot-bone; here the pelvis, the spine, the
skull.... or bones, now bleached, pale white & looking like sea-shells...
or black rotting bones finally crumbling into dust; One should think:
This body too has this nature, has this destiny, & cannot escape it!
Source: MN 10, DN 22


Which Object are suitable for who?
Swollen Corpse: Those who lust after beauty of form.
Discoloured Corpse: Those who lust after beauty of the skin and complexion.
Festering Corpse: Those who lust after a sweet-smelling body, using perfumes.
Fissured Corpse: Those who lust after the firmness and solidity of the body.
Mangled Corpse: Those who lust after fullness of the flesh, such as the breasts.
Dismembered Corpse: Those who lust after graceful movements of the body.
Cut & Dismembered Corpse: Those who lust after perfection of the joints of the body.
Blood-stained Corpse: Those who lust after beauty produced by adornments.
Worm-infested Corpse: Those who are attached to the idea that the body is "me" or "mine."
Skeleton: Those who lust after perfection of the teeth and nails.



More on the Corpse Meditations (Asubha-Bhāvanā):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_32_Parts.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_9_Corpse_Meditations.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Meditation_On_the_Body_Kayagata-Sati.htm

Clever Disgust cools all obsessive greed and addictive lust:
For Inspiration have a collection of Corpse Pictures Only for Adults been deposited here:
https://s914.photobucket.com/albums/ac350/Asubha/  Guest Password: corpses

WARNING: STRONG PICTURES!

Good autopsy video of shot soldier here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saT13TxeF-E


Evaporating Greed & Lust by Disgust!


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