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“The Lord Buddha advised those who are ardent on attaining Nibbana to contemplate the body with its impurities…”
Growing up, my momma was an American Buddhist. While I appreciated the community hugely, growing up, I didn’t get into Buddhism personally until I was 16. I was graduating from high school, and figured that before I left my teenage home (Karme Choling, a Buddhist meditation center in rural Vermont) I’d say goodbye to all that in proper Buddhist style: by doing a weeklong meditation retreat. Nine hours a day, including zen-style meals, of meditation.
Excerpt from a Buddhist text:
35) How to Combat and Subdue Lust and Desire