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Ticks

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am
by avatamsaka3
So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions?

Re: Ticks

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 2:57 am
by Malcolm
avatamsaka3 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am
So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions?
When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.

Re: Ticks

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:57 am
by Tenma
Malcolm wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:57 am
avatamsaka3 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am
So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions?
When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
I thought for yogis and ngakpas, the lice and ticks were dakinis and thus one reason not to cut hair?

Re: Ticks

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:39 am
by avatamsaka3
When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
What's that level? Where is this stated? Why does this happen?

Re: Ticks

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:06 am
by Malcolm
avatamsaka3 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:39 am
When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
What's that level? Where is this stated? Why does this happen?
When one reaches strong heat on the path of application.

Re: Ticks

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:07 am
by Malcolm
Tenma wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:57 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:57 am
avatamsaka3 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am
So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions?
When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
I thought for yogis and ngakpas, the lice and ticks were dakinis and thus one reason not to cut hair?
Never heard that.