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Back-2-Basics #2: STEALING in Drops from Ceylon!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:49 pm

Back-2-Basics #2: STEALING induces future POVERTY!

SD:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Nv1Wgqm9Y
HD: https://vimeo.com/54227593

Any Buddhist disciple should avoid taking anything from anywhere knowing it belongs to another. He should neither steal, nor swindle, nor incite others to steal or cheat. He should completely avoid all theft, deception and fraud. Sutta Nipata 2.397

The second Basic Buddhist Training-rule (precept) is avoiding taking what is not given. Avoidance of all stealing, cheating, fraud, theft, embezzlement and misappropriating of any kind of valuables from any individual or organization that pure and for all advantageous behaviour induces a safe harmony personally and also in any society.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Stealing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Back_to_Basics.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Action.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Hu ... ebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... nce_II.htm
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What are Good Topics of Conversation?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:11 am

Friends:

The Detrimental & Advantageous topics of Conversation:

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The disadvantageous subjects of bestial conversation are: 
conversation about kings, robbers, & ministers of state, armies, alarms, & battles, food & drink,
clothing, furniture, garlands, & scents, relatives, vehicles, villages, towns, cities, the countryside,
women & heroes, the gossip of the street & the well, tales of the dead, tales of diversity,
the creation of the world & of the sea, talk of whether things exist or not.

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The 10 advantageous subjects of conversation are:
Talk on the Modesty of having few wants,
Talk on the Bliss of Contentment,
Talk on the Joy of Seclusion,
Talk on the Ease of Disentanglement,
Talk on the Energy of Enthusiasm,
Talk on the Advantage of Morality,
Talk on the Calm of Concentration,
Talk on the Insight of Understanding,
Talk on the Freedom of Release,
Talk on the Direct Knowledge and Vision of Release ...
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/stud ... ation.html

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Other detrimental subjects of conversation see:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... 0-069.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... 0-070.html

The 10 Good Topics of Conversation.

[b]What are Good Topics of Conversation?[/b]
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Disad ... ubject.htm
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Quenched!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:50 pm

Friends:

Quenching all Craving & Clinging Releases!

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The brahmin Magandiya once asked the Buddha about how to detach:

Question: How does one quench all this urge of craving and clinging?

Answer:
One should stop all mental diversification and proliferation by giving up the
conception "I am"! This internal craving for existence should be dispelled...
Whatever theory one understands should neither induce pride, nor thereby
regarding of 'Me' as better, worse or equal to anyone. When contacted by
various forms, one should not form a mental image or concept about a self!
Such friend is at peace within himself & need not seek peace from another!
He neither takes up, nor lays down anything. Therefore he cannot be moved!
He does not desire any sights, sounds, flavours, amusements or common talk.
He would not cherish or delight in any phenomena at all, in the entire world...
When affected by pain, he does not lament, nor does he long for survival or
tremble, when in great danger. He would not accumulate anything, whether
things, eatables or clothes. Nor is he afraid of not receiving or loosing all...
Such Bhikkhu is a meditator, not foot-loose, pure, not negligent, dwelling in
remote lodgings, where there is little noise & no disturbance from company...
Sutta-Nipata 915-925 Edited excerpt.

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On this Craving (Tanha) and Clinging (Upadana) that has to be quenched:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... tanhaa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... adaana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... rophic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... raving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cl ... n_I_Am.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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Comment:
What is it, that is quenched? It is the fire of greed, hate and ignorance,
that is quenched. There is nothing else - here or there - to quenche...

Quenched...

The fire of greed, hate & ignorance has to be put out!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Quenched.htm
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Great is Compassion!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:14 pm

Friends:

Feel Pity for all those Falling Beings:

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It is a great pity with all those thinking like this:
Pleasure is the only good; by that they fall!
Terror is a necessary way; by that they fall!
Sensuality is innocent; by that they fall!
Violence is allowable; by that they fall!
Money makes happiness; by that they fall!
Power is progress; by that they fall!
Falsehood is acceptable; by that they fall!
Stealing gives wealth; by that they fall!
Conceit can conceal; by that they fall!
Science knows all; by that they fall!
Killing can be good; by that they fall!
Hunting is only fun; by that they fall!
Adultery is mature; by that they fall!
Paedophilia is harmless; by that they fall!
Drugs are fantastic; by that they fall!
Booze is medicine; by that they fall!
Giving does not help; by that they fall!
After death is nothing!; by that they fall!
The Hells do not exist; by that they fall!
Intentional Action has no effect; by that they fall!
I am the better than...; by that they fall!
I know better ...; by that they fall!
Making merit cannot elevate; by that they fall!

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It is a great pity with all those poor beings:
who are veiled by wrong view; by that they fall!
who are fooled by own opinion; by that they fall!
who are gripped by greed and lust; by that they fall!
who are stirred by hate and anger; by that they fall!
who are clinging to all worldly things; by that they fall!
who are confused by not knowing; by that they fall!
who prostitute themselves; by that they fall!
who cheat and deceives; by that they fall!
who pretend what is not; by that they fall!
who hide what is actual fact; by that they fall!
who destroy beings or things; by that they fall!
who pollute the milieu and society; by that they fall!
who deliberately do evil willing it; by that they fall!
who fail their duties and obligations; by that they fall!
who miss the obvious opportunities; by that they fall!
It is a great pity with all those blinded by ignorance,
bound and dragged by craving, while pushed by aversion:
By that they surely fall into states of pain, agony and despair!
As if gripped by the arms of two strong men and hurled into a big fire...

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More on this caring Great Compassion (maha-karuna)!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Endless_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Karuna_is_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Safe_Medicine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Com ... e_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/S ... assion.htm

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Great is Compassion!

Feel Infinite Pity for all those Falling beings!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Gr ... assion.htm
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Breaking Through!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:18 pm

Friends:

For What do Men of good family go forth into Homelessness?

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Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, whatever clansmen in the past rightly went forth into homelessness,
all did so in order to breakthrough to the Four Noble Truths as they really are.
Whatever clansmen in the future will rightly go forth into homelessness, all will
do so in order to breakthrough to see these 4 Noble Truths as they really are!
Whoever clansman at present has rightly gone forth into homelessness, he has
only done so by breakthrough to the same Four Noble Truths just as they are!
What four?

The Noble Truth of Suffering,
The Noble Truth on the Cause of Suffering,
The Noble Truth on the End of Suffering,
The Noble Truth on the Way leading to the End of Suffering.


Whatever clansmen rightly went forth... will rightly go forth... have rightly gone
forth from household life into homelessness, all have done so in order to make
the breakthrough to these Four Noble Truths as they actually and really are.
Therefore, Bhikkhus, an effort should be mobilized to completely understand:
This is Suffering; This is the Cause of Suffering; This is the End of Suffering;
This is the way leading to the End of Suffering... An effort should be made to
understand, comprehend, penetrate, recognize & realize these 4 Noble Truths!

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Comments:
Only the perfect Buddhas breakthrough to, discover & explain these 4 truths!
Those who makes that effort and understands, shortens the Samsaric round...
Those who neglects that effort and ignores it, prolongs the Samsaric round...
Friends, it is by not understanding, by not penetrating these 4 Noble Truths
that both you & I have cycled bewildered in birth-&-death for an eternity... 

More on these 4 Noble Truths (Cattari Ariya Saccani):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/truths.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /sacca.htm
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... index.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Truths.htm
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... #part3-h-1
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:415]
section 56: Saccasamyutta. Thread 3: Clansmen...

Breaking Through!

Why do Men go forth into Homelessness?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cl ... hrough.htm
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Few are Fine!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:36 pm

Friends:

Few are those who can Avoid all Evil Action!

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The Blessed Gotama Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus & friends, see this little dust, I have taken up upon the nail of
my little-finger, what do you think is most: This tiny dust or this great
planet Earth? The Bhikkhus then responded:
Venerable Sir, this great planet Earth is much more, incomparable more...
The minute speck of dust is trifling, microscopic, negligible in comparison.
The Blessed Gotama Buddha then succinctly and importantly pointed out:
Similarly and exactly so too, Bhikkhus & friends, those beings are few and
quite rare, who are reborn among humans or devas! Beings who are reborn
elsewhere, lower, as non-humans, in the screaming hell, as scared animals,
as hungry ghosts, or as angry demons are much more numerous and common...
Why is it so? Because:
Few are those beings who avoid destruction of life, who avoid all killing...
Few are those beings who avoid mutilating, murder, robbery, and violence...
Few are those beings who avoid taking what is not given by not stealing...
Few are those beings who avoid using false weights, cheating with papers...
Few are those beings who avoid being crooked by bribery, deceit, & fraud...
Few are those beings who avoid sexual misconduct and all forms of abuse...
Few are those beings who avoid booze and drugs making careless & negligent...
Few are those beings who avoid false lying, pretending and double-dealing...
Few are those beings who avoid divisive speech, slandering and defamation...
Few are those beings who avoid harsh and aggressive scolding and blaming...
Few are those beings who avoid idle chatter, gossiping, and empty hear-say...
Few are those beings who avoid damaging the nature, seeds and plant life...
Few are those beings who respect father, mother, elders, and recluses...
Few are those beings who possess the Noble Eye of Dhamma-Understanding!

But those beings, who are immersed in ignorance, are much more numerous!
Why is it so? Because, Bhikkhus, they have not yet seen the 4 Noble Truths!
What four? This is Suffering; Craving is the Cause of all this Suffering;
No Craving is the End of Suffering; The Noble 8-fold Way Ends all Suffering,
Therefore, Bhikkhus & friends, exertion should be made Now to understand:
All This is Suffering; This Greedy Craving is the sole Cause of all Suffering;
No Craving is the End of Suffering; The Noble 8-fold Way Ends all Suffering,
Therefore should effort to fathom these 4 Noble Truths be made now!

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On Kamma (In Sanskrit=Karma=intentional action) and it's result (vipaka)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bu ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... g_life.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ckness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... _Birth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... overty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ef ... elayed.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... espect.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ev ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... igence.htm

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Further Literature on the efficacy of Kamma = Karma:
Karma and Rebirth, by Nyanatiloka (WHEEL 9);
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh394.pdf
Survival & Karma in Buddhist Perspective, by K.N. Jayatilleke (WHEEL 141/143);
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh141.pdf
Kamma and its Fruit (WHEEL 221/224).
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh221.pdf

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:467-70]
section 56: Saccasamyutta. Thread 63-78: Killing living beings & etc...

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Few are Fine!

Cause & Effect. Seed & Fruit. Kamma & Vipaka.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Few_are_Fine.htm
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The First Buddhist Council

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:53 pm

Friends:



The First Buddhist Council took place at the Sattapanni Rock Cave in:
Rajagaha now Rajgir, India. 3 months after the Buddha's final Nibbana,
500 Arahants met here to recite the Dhamma and the Vinaya, so that it
could be passed on to future generations exactly as spoken by the historical
Buddha Gotama and his disciples. This council was headed by Mahakassapa
Thera and it lasted 7 months. It established the original authentic Tipitaka:
The 3 Baskets of Sacred Text = The Pali Canon:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/index.html

This crucial 1st council is described in detail in the:
Mahavamsa: The Great Chronicle of Ceylon pp: 14-19
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/pdf ... geiger.pdf

Other links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Buddhist_council
http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=T ... panni_Cave
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/N ... ya_Day.htm
http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=F ... st_council
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... niguha.htm
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Believing in an Ego ...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:50 pm

Friends:

Believing in an EGO locks the Clusters of Clinging:

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At Savatthi the blessed Buddha once said:
Herein, friends, the untaught ordinary people, who do not know the Nobles,
who are unskilled in the Teaching of the Nobles, who do not know the Worthy,
who are untrained in the Worthy teachings, they regard the body as the self,
or they regard the self as having a body, or the body as being inside the self,
or they regard the self as being inside the body ...
Such belief is called one of the untaught ordinary people, one fettered by the
bonds of body, one bound to the inner and the outer, one who have not sighted
the further shore, one who have not sighted the beyond, one who is born bound,
and who dies bound. One who from this world goes to the next world ever again!

Such poor friend may also regard feeling as the self, or regard the self as having
feeling, or regard feeling as being inside the self, or regard the self as being inside
feeling ... Such belief is called one of the untaught ordinary people, one fettered by
the bonds of feeling, one bound to the concepts of the internal and the external,
one who have not sighted the further shore, one who have not sighted the beyond,
one who is born mentally bound, and who dies mentally bound, one who is reborn
forever and ever again...

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Such poor yet worthy friend may also regard perception as the self, or regard
the self as having perception, or regard the perception as being inside the self,
or regard the self as being inside perception ... Such one is called one of the
untaught ordinary people, one fettered by the bonds to perception, one bound to
the notions of ‘the inner is own’ and ‘the outer is other’, one who have not sighted
the further shore, one who have not sighted the beyond, one who is born bound,
and who also dies tied up to & by these clusters of clinging, repeating the round.

Such poor friend may also regard mental constructions as the self, or regard the
self as having, possessing, or owing mental constructions, or regard the mental
constructions as being inside the self, or regard the self as being inside the mental
constructions ... Such person is called one of the untaught ordinary people, one who
is fettered by the bonds of mental constructions, one bound to the duality of the
inner and the outer, one who have not sighted the further shore, one who have not
sighted the beyond yet, one who is born bound, and who dies bound, chained and
constrained by ideas.. One who endlessly repeats the cycle of birth and death....

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Such confused friend may regard consciousness as the self, or regard the self as
having a consciousness, or regard the consciousness as being inside the self, or
regard the self as being inside the consciousness ... Such one is called one of the
untaught ordinary people, one fettered by the bonds of consciousness, one bound
to the inner and the outer, one who have not sighted the further shore, one who
have not sighted the beyond, one who is born bound, who dies bound, one who from
this world goes to the world after this one ever again...

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But, friends, the well-taught Noble disciple, who indeed recognizes the Nobles,
who is skilled in the Teaching of the Nobles, who indeed recognizes the Worthy,
who is trained in the Worthy teachings, Such Noble One does not imagine the body
as being a self, neither does such Noble Friend regard this imagined self as having
a body, nor does such Noble Friend regard the body as being inside any fake self,
nor does such Noble Friend regard such faked self as being inside any body ...
This one, friends, is called a well-taught friend, not fettered by the bounds of body,
nor bound to the inner nor the outer, one who has sighted the further shore,
one who has sighted the beyond. I tell you: Released is such Noble from suffering.
Such Noble Friend does neither regard feeling as beings the self, nor does he regard
perception as the self, nor does he regard mental constructions as the self, nor does
he regard consciousness as the self ... Such one is indeed called a well-taught friend,
who does not regard consciousness or any other quality or state as an inner 'self', &
who is neither fettered by the bounds of consciousness or any other quality or state,
nor bound to any internal phenomena, nor any outer phenomena... Such one has indeed
sighted the further shore, such one has assuredly sighted the beyond of all being...
Released is such Noble friend, I declare, from all suffering ... !

Source: The Buddha Gotama in the Samyutta Nikaya on the Clusters of Clinging

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Only that is true unbound autonomy, Yeah! Having broken the mental bonds!
Go for it, reach for it, keep on keeping on, on the way to it!
Attain it, since only that is real genuine & lasting freedom ...

On the 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khandha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Not_Yours.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Leash.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Like_Foam.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/House_on_Fire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Bur ... Prison.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/N ... t_What.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ung_to.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/What_ ... inging.htm

Believing in an Ego ...

Breaking the internal Bonds!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Br ... _Bonds.htm
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The 7 links to Awakening..

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:04 am

Friends:

How are the Seven Links to Awakening Fulfilled?

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Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
How, Ananda, are the Four Foundations of Awareness trained and developed
so that they fulfil the Seven Links to Awakening?
Whenever, Ananda, a Bhikkhu is reflecting upon body only as an accumulation,
right on that occasion, unconfused and undistracted awareness is established
in that Bhikkhu. Therefore on that occasion the Awareness Link to Awakening
is aroused, and as it gradually develops, it reaches fulfilment in that Bhikkhu.
Dwelling thus aware, he investigates & examines that state by understanding.
Whenever, Ananda, a Bhikkhu dwells investigating a state, on that occasion the
Investigation Link to Awakening is aroused, & as it gradually develops by many
repetitions, it reaches fulfilment in that Bhikkhu. While he investigates states
with understanding, examines them, his energy is aroused without slackening!
On that occasion the Energy Link to Awakening is enlivened, and as it gradually
develops by many reiterations, it comes to reach fulfilment in that Bhikkhu.
When his enthusiastic energy is aroused, there arises in him a rapturous joy!
On that occasion the Joy Link to Awakening is instigated, and as it gradually
develops by many renewals, it comes to reach fulfilment in that Bhikkhu.
Both the body and mind becomes tranquil, in whoever is mentally elated by joy.
On that occasion the Tranquillity Link to Awakening is therefore induced, and
as it gradually develops by maturation, it reaches fulfilment in that Bhikkhu.
In one whose body is tranquil & who is happy, the mind becomes concentrated!
On that occasion, the Concentration Link to Awakening is therefore stimulated,
and as it gradually develops by training, it reaches fulfilment in that Bhikkhu.
He then just looks on this concentrated mind with imperturbable equanimity...
On that occasion is therefore induced the Equanimity Link to Awakening, and
as it gradually develops by rehearsal, it reaches fulfilment in that Bhikkhu.
It is, Ananda, when the four Foundations of Awareness are trained and refined
in exactly this very way, that they fulfill the Seven Links to Awakening...!

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More on these Seven Sublime Links to Awakening:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... kening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... s_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... Vicaya.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energy_Viriya.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Joy_Piti.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... saddhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... amadhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... pekkha.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:331-33]
section 54: Anapanasamyutta. Thread 13: Ananda

The 7 links to Awakening..

How is Four Fulfilling Seven!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fo ... _Seven.htm
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ViDeO: Back-2-Basics #1 = Never Kill!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:27 am

SACRED is NON-VIOLENCE..
None should harm any other being. Nor should anyone retaliate. Why not? Great future pain returns to any who harms another. Future suffering also returns to any-one who retaliates! Dhammapada 389

ViDeO: Back-2-Basics #1 = Never Kill!
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Stilled in sweet Silence!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:18 pm

Friends:

Only Stilling of all Construction is Peace!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Just as the oil-lamp burns on oil and wick, but after consuming of all oil and wick,
through lack of fuel, the flame comes to ceasing, similarly the Bhikkhu knows when
sensing a feeling limited to this body: I am sensing a feeling limited to this body.
Sensing a feeling limited to life, he knows: I am sensing a feeling limited to life.
He knows that: With the break-up of this fragile frame, at the ceasing of life,
all sensed, not being clung to, will grow cold and cease right there & then...
Here this monk, thus cooled, is endowed with the highest unshakable wisdom...
This is the highest and most sacred truth, to know how all Suffering will cease!
Whatever untrue can be mistaken & mislead! Only the absolute Nibbana is true...

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On Stilling, Tranquillization, Subsiding & Silenced (Muni):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Silenced.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... illity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... saddhi.htm

Source Text (extract): Majjhima Nikaya 140: Analysis of Elements:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

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Stilled in sweet Silence!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ed_One.htm
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What are the 7 Links to Awakening?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:30 pm

Friends:

What are the 7 Links to Awakening?

1: Awareness is a link to Awakening (sati-sambojjhanga).
2: Investigation of the states is a link to Awakening (vicaya-sambojjhanga).
3: Energy is a link to Awakening (viriya-sambojjhanga).
4: Joy is a link to Awakening (piti-sambojjhanga).
5: Tranquillity is a link to Awakening (passaddhi-sambojjhanga).
6: Concentration is a link to Awakening (samadhi-sambojjhanga).
7: Equanimity is a link to Awakening (upekkha-sambojjhanga).
These are the seven links leading to final Enlightenment...


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Those whose minds are well-developed in these 7 factors of self-awakening,
who delight in non-clinging, who relinquish all grasping, whose minds are all
around luminous, whose mental fermentations are all stilled: They, even while
still in this world, are all unbound right here!


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Further Study on the 7 Links to Awakening:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... s_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... Vicaya.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energy_Viriya.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Joy_Piti.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... saddhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... amadhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... pekkha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/7_ ... _Wings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... kening.htm

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The 7 Links to Enlightenment...

What are 7 Links to Awakening?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_7 ... kening.htm
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What is the Deepest Bliss here?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:41 pm

Friends:

What is the Deepest Bliss here?

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The blessed Buddha once said:
Solitude is happiness for the one who is content,
Who understands and clearly sees this Dhamma.
Harmlessness is happiness in all worlds,
Kindness towards all living beings.
Udana 10

View all in this world as Empty - Void of Core Substance -
Thus always Wide Open and Aware, Friend Mogharaja,
Giving up belief in all and any form of a "Ego or Self"!,
One may escape even Death, since Mara - the king of Death-
cannot see a Noble one with such subtle void, and empty view!
Sutta Nipata 1119

Blissful is solitude for one who is content, learned & who see the True Dhamma.
More blissful is gentle harmlessness towards all breathing beings without exception.
Even more blissful is complete freedom from all urge for sense pleasures whatsoever.
Yet, the supreme bliss, is the elimination of this abysmal conceit “I am”!’
Udana 11

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Harmlessness!

More on Released & Relaxed Anti-Egoism:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pride.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Conceit_I_Am.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Prison_of_Pride.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anti-EGO-Tool.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No ... Inside.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/So ... eption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mi ... erence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Se ... rmless.htm

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Selfless and Harmless!

What is the Deepest Bliss here?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Se ... rmless.htm
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How are the 5 abilities purified?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:50 pm

Friends:

In how many aspects are the 5 abilities purified?

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There are these 5 mental Abilities:

The ability (faculty) of faith,
The ability of energy,
The ability of awareness,
The ability of concentration,
The ability of understanding.


These five abilities are purified in these 15 aspects:
When the Noble Friend avoids faithless persons, and cultivates, frequents & honours
faithful persons, and reviews Suttas that inspire confidence, then the faith ability
is purified in these 3 aspects.
When the Noble Friend avoids idle or lazy persons, and cultivates, frequents, & honours
energetic persons, and reviews own practise of the 4 best Efforts, then the energy
ability is purified in these 3 aspects.
When the Noble Friend avoids negligent, forgetful persons, and cultivates, frequents &
honours acutely aware and mindful persons, while reviewing the 4 Foundations of Awareness,
then the awareness ability is purified in these 3 aspects.
When the Noble Friend avoids unconcentrated persons, and cultivates, frequents & honours
focused & concentrated persons, and reviews the 4 Jhanas and liberations, then the
concentration ability is purified in these 3 aspects.
When the Noble Friend avoids ignorant persons, cultivates, frequents, & honours persons
who understand, and reviews the insight of profound knowledge, then the understanding
ability is purified in these 3 aspects.
So when the Noble Friend avoids these 5 kinds of ordinary persons, while cultivating,
visiting, and honouring these 5 kinds of excellent persons, and reviews these 5 kinds
of teachings, then the five abilities is purified in these 15 aspects.

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On these 5 mental Abilities (indriya):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/El ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... ummary.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ab ... cation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/De ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ndriya.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/An ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Do ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Or ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Up ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... lities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Well_Equipped.htm

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Source: Sariputta in: The Path of Discrimination: Patidasambhidamagga:
http://store.pariyatti.org/Path-of-Disc ... _2126.html

On Ability Purification ...

How are the 5 abilities purified?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ab ... cation.htm
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Some clear drops!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:23 am

Friends:

On point clears drops cut short!

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Patience is not silence, but speaking and acting at the right time
with a calm mind, in a correct, polite, gentle and harmless way.

Generosity is not giving everything you have or spending
all of your time for the benefit of others, but not keeping
your mind hanging onto what you temporarily have on loan.


Compassion is not putting yourself into more trouble,
but lifting others out of their trouble..


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Rev. Thalawathugoda Chandawimala, Sri Lanka
Oxford International Meditation Centre

http://www.oxfordimc.com

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Of related interest:
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/Patie ... erance.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/Openh ... rosity.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Karuna_is_Pity.htm

Have a nice day!

Some clear drops!

Pure Plain Truth Soothes the Mind...
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Clear_Drops.htm
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The Buddha on Noble Friendship :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:46 am

Friends:

Wise Company gives good Advantage:

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
I am a friend and helper to all,
I am sympathetic to all living beings.
I develop a mind full of love & one
who always delight in harmlessness!
I gladden my mind, fill it with joy,
and make it immovable and unshakable.
I develop these divine states of mind
not cultivated by simple men.
Theragatha 648-9

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I am a friend of the footless,
I am a friend of the bipeds;
I am a friend of those with four feet,
I am a friend of the many-footed.
May not the footless harm me,
may not the bipeds harm me,
may not those with four feet harm me, &
may not those with many feet harm me.
AN II 72

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A friend, who always lends a hand,
a friend both in sorrow and joy,
a friend who offers good counsel,
a friend who sympathizes too.
These are the four kinds of true friends:
One who is wise, who have understood much,
will always cherish and serve such friends
just as a mother tends her only child.
DN III, 188

Among tigers, lions, leopards & bears I lived in the jungle.
No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone.
Uplifted by such universal friendliness, I enjoyed the forest.
Finding great solace in such sweetly silenced solitude…
Suvanna-sama Jataka 540

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And how does a Bhikkhu abide with his mind imbued with friendliness
extending over one direction? Just as he would feel friendliness on
seeing a dearly favourite person, so he extends this same loving-kindness
to all beings in all directions, one by one, & as above so below.
Abhidhamma Pitaka: Appamañña-vibhanga

Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are, all are not worth
one sixteenth part of the release of mind by universal friendliness;
in shining, glowing and beaming radiance, in invisible shielding protection,
such release of mind by universal friendliness far excels & surpasses them all...
Itivuttaka 27

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Universal Friendliness (Metta) is 1 of 4 Infinite States (Appamañña Brahma-Vihara):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ihaara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Selfl ... eetest.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... ndness.htm
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .irel.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el007.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Un ... armony.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Friend.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... Encore.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... Bright.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Frien ... _Frees.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kalyanamitta.htm
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=404214
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm

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The Buddha on Noble Friendship :-)

Infinite is All-Embracing Kindness!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm
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Reuniting is Bak Poya Day!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:15 pm

Friends:

How to be a Real Buddhist through Observance?

The Bak Poya day is the full-moon of April. This holy day celebrates
that the Buddha visits Ceylon for the second time to reconcile two
local chiefs Mahodara and Culodara, uncle & nephew, who had fallen
into war threatening hostility about a jewel-beset throne...
The story shows the Buddha as fine diplomat & is given in full below!

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes the
Five Precepts like this: Newly bathed, white-clothed, clean bare feet,
one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue, and bows first 3 times,
so that feet, hands, elbows, knees & head touch the floor. Then, with
joined palms at the heart, one recites these memorized lines in a loud,
calm & steady voice:

As long as this life lasts:
I hereby take refuge in the Buddha.
I hereby take refuge in the Dhamma.
I hereby take refuge in the Sangha.
I hereby seek shelter in the Buddha for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Dhamma for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Sangha for the 2nd time.
I hereby request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Sangha for the 3rd time.

I will hereby respect these Three Jewels for the rest of my life!

I accept to respect & undertake these 5 training rules:
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Killing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Stealing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Sexual Abuse.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Dishonesty.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Alcohol & Drugs.

As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5 precepts...

Then, one keeps and protects these sacred vows better than one's
own eyes & children!, since they protect you & all other beings much
better than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in & to
this world! A journey towards the deathless Nibbana is thus started!
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease, to Happiness,
initiated by Morality, developed further by Dhamma-Study and fully
completed by training of Meditation...

Today indeed is Pooya or Uposatha Observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps also the Eight Precepts from sunrise until
next dawn. If any wish official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha,
they may easily forward the lines starting with "I hereby" signed by
name, date, town, & country to me or join here. A Public list of this
new quite rapidly growing global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!

The New Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: Saddhamma Sangha:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm
Can quite advantageously be Joined Here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm
May your journey hereby be light, swift, and sweet. Never give up !!
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For Details on Uposatha Observance Days:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/uposatha.html

Reuniting those who are divided, by inducing harmony:
Now the most compassionate Teacher, the Conqueror, rejoicing in
the salvation of the whole world, when dwelling at Jetavana in the
fifth year of his Buddhahood, saw that war, caused by a gem beset
throne, was like to come to pass between the nagas Mahodara and
Culodara, uncle and nephew and their followers! The SamBuddha,
then on the Uposatha day of the dark half of the month Citta, in the
early morning, took his sacred alms bowl and his robes, and, out of
compassion for the nagas, sought the Nagadipa. At that time the
same naga Mahodara was then king, gifted with miraculous powers,
in a nagas kingdom in the ocean, that covered half a 1000 yojanas.
His younger sister had been given in marriage to the naga king on
the Kannavaddhamana mountain; her son was Culodara. His mother's
father had given to his mother a splendid throne of jewels, then the
naga had died and therefore was this war between nephew & uncle
threatening!

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The bejewelled throne, the Buddha and the deva Samiddhisumana.
Mural painting. Kelaniya Temple http://www.kelaniyatemple.com/

The nagas of the mountains were also armed with many
miraculous powers. The deva Samiddhisumana took his rajayatana
tree standing in Jetavana, his own fair habitation, holding it like a
parasol over the Conqueror, he, with the Teacher's leave, attended
him to that spot, where he had formerly dwelt. That very deva had
been, in his latest birth, a man in Nagadipa. On the very spot where
thereafter the rajayatana tree stood, he had seen PaccekaBuddhas
taking their meal. And at the sight his heart was glad & he offered
branches to cleanse their alms bowls. Therefore he was reborn in
that very same tree in the pleasant Jetavana garden, outside of the
gate rampart. The God of all gods saw in this an advantage for that
deva, and, for the sake of the good, which should spring therefrom
for Ceylon, he brought him there together with his tree. Hovering
there in midair above the battlefield, the Master, who drives away

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spiritual darkness, called forth dreadful darkness over the nagas!
Then comforting those who were distressed by terror, he once again
spread light abroad. When they saw the Blessed One, they joyfully
did reverence to the Masters feet. Then the Vanquisher preached
to them the Dhamma that makes concord, & both nagas gladly gave
up the throne to the Sage. When the Master, having alighted on the
earth, had taken his place on a seat there, and had been refreshed
with divine food and drink served by the naga kings, he, the Lord,
established in the three refuges and in the 8 moral precepts eighty
kotis of snake-spirits, dwellers in the ocean and on the mainland.
The naga-king Maniakkhika of Kalyani, maternal uncle to this naga
Mahodara, who had come there to take part in the battle, and who
before, at the Buddhas first coming, having heard the true Dhamma
preached, had become established in the 3 refuges & in the moral
duties, prayed now to the Tathagata: Great is the compassion that
you have shown us here, Master! Had you not appeared we had all
been consumed to ashes. May your compassion yet settle also and
especially on me, you who are rich in friendly loving kindness, please
peerless one, come again back here to my home country. When the
Lord had consented by his silence to return, then he planted the
rajayatana tree on that very spot as a sacred memorial, & the Lord
of the Worlds gave over the rajayatana tree & the precious throne
seat to the naga kings to do homage thereto: In remembrance that
I have used these, do homage to them naga kings! This, well beloved,
will bring to pass many blessings & happiness for you for a long time!
When the Blessed One had uttered this and other exhortations to
the nagas, he, the compassionate saviour of all the worlds, returned
to the Jetavana monastery.

Here ends the explanation of the Visit to Nagadipa.

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Nagadipa Temple today.
http://www.amazinglanka.com/heritage/na ... gadipa.php

Source: Mahavamsa I:44. The Great Chronicle of Ceylon.
Translated. By Wilhelm Geiger 1912; reprinted in 1980.
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/pdf ... geiger.pdf

Have a nice harmonious reuniting day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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Reuniting is Bak Poya Day!

Have a nice harmonious reuniting day!
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Friendliness Outshines All!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:03 am

Friends:

Universal Friendliness (Mettâ) Outshines All!

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The Buddha said:
May all creatures, all breathing things,
all beings everyone without exception,
experience joy & good fortune only.
May they not fall into any harm!
Anguttara Nikaya II, 72

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Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer!
Sutta Nipata I, 8

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For one who deliberately & aware
Fully develops Universal Friendliness
Fading away of clinging is realized,
All chains are worn down & broken!
Itivuttaka 27

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More Metta:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Frien ... _Frees.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... Family.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Friend.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Selfl ... eetest.htm

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Friendliness Outshines All![/b][/i]

Good-Will Encore!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... Encore.htm
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Sound Ethics Makes Harmony!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:10 am

Friends:

The Golden Buddhist Life Standards 1

The golden Buddhist's life standards make harmony for oneself and others.
This layman's code of discipline = (gihi-vinaya) organize social relationships
so that they produce a society of happy being and beings in sweet harmony... :-)

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Law 1: Avoid the 14 kinds of Wrong Behaviour:

A. Refraining from the 4 actions that defile mentality (kammakilesa):
1: Killing, violence, harming, breaking, or taking of any life (panatipata).
2: Stealing, theft, misappropriation, and violating property rights (adinnadana).
3: Sexual misconduct such as adultery and paedophilia (kamesumicchacara).
4: Speaking false, lying, misleading, deceiving, and pretending (musavada).

B. Desisting from the 4 kinds of badly twisted behaviour (agati):
5: Biased and skewed behaviour based on desire, lust, and greed (chandagati).
6: Biased and skewed behaviour based on anger, hate, and opposition (dosagati).
7: Biased and skewed behaviour based on fear, anxiety, and timidity (bhayagati).
8: Biased and skewed behaviour based on ignorance, confusion, and doubt (mohagati).

C. Avoiding the six channels leading to ruin apaya-mukha, lit: The mouth of the downfall:
9: Being addicted to drinking alcohol and/or taking drugs.
10: Always revelling in party, nightlife, and careless company.
11: Being restlessly bent on empty entertainments and amusements.
12: Being addicted to gambling, betting, and gaming.
13: Associating with evil friends.
14: Being chronically lazy.

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Source:
A constitution for Living. Buddhist Principles for a Fruitful and Harmonious Life.
Ven. P.A. Payutto. Buddhist Publication Society 2007: BP 620S http://www.bps.lk

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Sound Ethics Makes Harmony!

The Golden Buddhist Life Standards 1:
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All is ONE Connectedness!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:53 pm

All is ONE Connectedness!
Entanglement means that all phenomena are connected! This universal inter-dependence is the physical basis of the Kammic principle...



More on Quantum-Buddhism:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... Anatta.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Qua ... ements.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Obs ... Object.htm
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