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Friendly is Mettaah :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:38 am

Friends:

The Buddha's Speech on Friendliness:

What should the clever one advantageously do:
To attain this State called Peace, is this:
He should be intelligent, straight, honest,
Humble, gentle and never proud,
Contented, and easy to support,
Not busy, careful, and silenced…
In abilities & senses, cautious, and modest,
Neither flattering families, nor be demanding.
He should not do even a minor trifle at all,
That other wise men might criticize!

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Then he should think:
May all beings be joyous and safe!
Let every creature's mind rejoice.
Whatever breathing beings there are,
No matter whether feeble or firm,
With none excepted, whether long;
Tall, big, medium, short or small;
Whether seen or unseen, visible or not;
Whether living far away or near, here or there;
Whether existing or just about to come into being;
Let every living being's mind be exultantly jubilant!
Let no one ever kill or another one undo,
Nor ever harm anyone anywhere at all...
Let no one wish for another any even minor evil,
neither from provocation, nor from revenge.
Thus, as a mother with her own life
Might guard her son, her only baby child, thus
Should he maintain an infinite friendliness :-)
for every living being, in gentle sympathy for
this entire universe, unlimited, endless and vast!
Above, below, and all around, unimpeded,
without any hatred, purged of all enmity!
Whether standing, walking, seated or lying down
while slumbering, he should always maintain such
Awareness of gentle and benevolent kindness...
This is the Divine Abiding here, they say!
He that do not traffic with various views,
Perfected in seeing what is right and wrong,
Purged of lust for sense-pleasures, he will
surely not come back here to any womb...

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More on Friendliness (Metta) & Friendship: (The Pali root word is Mitta = Friend)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sy ... mpathy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ve_Saw.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... ntages.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Eva ... _Enemy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ge ... odwill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bl ... odwill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Cosmic_Goodness.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Unbounded_Mind.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Goodness_Galore.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Loving-Kindness.htm

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Source: Minor Readings and the Illustrator
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=130231

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Friendly is Mettaah :-)

The Buddha's Speech on Friendliness:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm
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What is the Noble 8-fold Way?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:48 pm

Friends:

What is this Noble Eightfold Way?

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These eight things, friends, when developed and cultivated lead to Nibbana,
have Nibbana as their ultimate destination, have Nibbana as their final goal!
What eight?

1: Right View 
2: Right Motivation
3: Right Speech
4: Right Action
5: Right Livelihood
6: Right Effort
7: Right Awareness
8: Right Concentration


Friends, true knowledge is initiating all advantageous states, with a sense of
shame and fear of wrongdoing coming after! For a clever person, who has
arrived at such true knowledge, right view emerges. For one of right view,
right motivation improves. For one of right motivation, right speech evolves.
For one of right speech, right action springs up. For one of right action, right
livelihood comes into being. For one of right livelihood, right effort arises.
For one of right effort, right awareness appears. For one of right Awareness,
right Concentration develops.
Friends, this is the sign and precursor for arising of the sun: dawn!
So too, friends, for a person, this is the sign and precursor for the arising of
the Noble 8-fold Way, that is, Good & Noble Friendship! When a person has
a Good Noble Friend, it is to be expected that he will develop and cultivate
this Noble 8-fold Way... And how does a person, who has a good friend develop
& cultivate this Noble 8-fold Way? Here, friends, a person develops right view,
right motivation, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right
awareness, and right concentration, which has as its final goal the complete
elimination of all greed, the full eradication of all hate, and the final luminous
ceasing of all ignorance...

Source: The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha on the Way. SN V (56)
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Further study on this Noble 8-fold Way:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Middle_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fu ... First_.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Noble_8_fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_3-fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fa ... eglect.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_N ... ld_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... le_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruit ... le_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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What is the Noble 8-fold Way?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_N ... ld_Way.htm
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Dhamma Audio #26: The 40 Classic Meditations

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:55 pm

Dhamma Audio #26: The 40 Classic Meditations



Corresponding video


Dhamma Questions answered:

Question 54: How to know, which of the 40 meditation objects is the most suited for me?

Question 55: I sometimes feel stream entry, but later I lose the stream entry state of mind?

Question 56: Please tell us about the 16 knowledges of a Stream-Entrant.

Question 57: What can one do with regard to non-Buddhist family and relatives?

Question 58: Are there specific things we can do to cultivate Right Livelihood?

Further study of Buddhist Right Livelihood (Samma-Ajiva):
https://what-buddha-said.net/drops/What ... lihood.htm

The 40 Classic Meditations
https://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/T ... ations.htm

The Noble Eightfold Path and its Factors Explained (Magganga-dipani)
by The Venerable Ledi Sayadaw
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh245.pdf

The Classic Meditation Manual: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdf ... on2011.pdf

The shorter Path of Freedom: Vimuttimagga
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/pd ... imagga.pdf

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What is Right View?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:24 pm

Friends:

What is this crucial Right View?

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The Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness
Right Concentration
But what is Right View?


Right View of Ownership of Kamma:
All beings are owners of their kamma, inherit their kamma,
are born of their kamma, are created by their kamma, are
linked to their kamma and any intentional action (=kamma)
they do, whether good or bad, the effects of that will be
theirs only, following them like a shadow, that never leaves...
This is Right View!

Right View of the Ten Phenomena:
Giving alms has good effects, any self-sacrifice results in pleasure,
small gifts are also beneficial. There is resulting fruition thus of any
good and any bad behaviour. There is moral efficacy of any relation
to mother and father. There is this world and there are other worlds.
There are beings who are spontaneously and instantaneously born.
There exist good and pure recluses and priests in this world, who
having followed the right method of practice, themselves by their
own supra-human abilities, have directly experienced the other worlds
and who explain them and thereby make them known here...
This is Right View!

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Right View of the Four Noble Truths:
Right view of this is Suffering...
Right view of Craving is the Cause of Suffering...
Right view of No Craving is the End of Suffering...
Right view of the Noble 8-fold Way leads to the end of Suffering...
This is Right View!

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More on Right View (Samma-ditthi):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /magga.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Advan ... t_View.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Cer ... htness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Sun.htm

Further study:
Majjhima Nikaya 9. Samma-ditthi Sutta: The Discourse on Right View:
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/ati ... .ntbb.html

What is Right View?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... t_View.htm
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What is Right Motivation?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:33 pm

Friends:

What is this vital Right Motivation?

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The Noble 8-fold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness
Right Concentration
But what is Right Motivation?


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Right Motivation is Triple:

1: The Motivation for Withdrawal:
Being motivated by a general absence of greed, craving, and desire!
Being motivated by generous giving relinquishing all possessiveness..
Being motivated by detachment from the five sense-desires of urge
for alluring and tempting sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches...
Being motivated by cutting attachment to the 5 clusters of clinging
to all forms, feelings, perceptions, constructions and consciousness...
Such radical renunciation is Right Motivation!

2: The Motivation for Non-Ill-Will = Friendly Goodwill:
Being motivated by universal friendliness, infinite goodwill, kind care,
non-anger, non-hate, non-aversion and a sympathy wishing and working
for all sentient being's happiness, content, comfort, benefit, and welfare...
Such gentle kindness is Right Motivation!

3: The Motivation for Non-Violence = Harmlessness:
Being motivated by absolute non-violence, by absence of cruelty, and by
compassionate pity, thereby offering all sentient beings guaranteed safety,
and protection from any evil, painful, bad, or wrong treatment...
Such offer of full protective fearlessness to all beings is Right Motivation!

The opposites of these advantageous intentions are Wrong Motivation...

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More on Right Motivation (Samma-Sankappa):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Sin ... vation.htm"

Further study:
Majjhima Nikaya 117. Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Discourse on The Great Forty:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... mn117.html"

Right Motivation!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... vation.htm
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What is Right Speech?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:16 pm

Friends:

What is this imperative Right Speech?

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The Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness, and Right Concentration.
But what is Right Speech ?

1: Avoiding all lying, pretending and any false speech...
2: Abstaining from any kind of divisive or splitting talk...
3: Refraining from all aggressive or irritated scolding...
4: Stilling of any idle and empty gossiping...

That is Right Speech!


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The Characterization of Noble Speech:
Eliminating any false speech any Noble Friend dwells avoiding all lies,
a truth-speaker, one to be relied on, trustworthy, loyal, not a deceiver
of the world. Abstaining from malicious speech, he does not tell them there,
what he has heard about those here, or repeat here, what he heard there,
harming those there. Thus is he a reconciling diplomat stilling all quarrels.
The Noble Friend is rejoicing in peace, loving it, delighting in it, one who
defends peace. Abandoning all harsh and aggressive speech he refrains
from it. He speaks whatever is blameless and pleasing to the ear, agreeable,
touching the heart, elegant, gratifying and appealing to the many.
Discarding idle and empty chatter, he speaks at the right time & only about
what is correct, advantageous & to the point, of Dhamma and self-control.
He is a speaker, whose words are to be treasured and remembered, timely,
reasoned, well-defined, well-formulated, beneficial and leading to the goal...
This is Right and Noble Speech!

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Buddha once noted:
Man is born with an axe in his mouth, whereby he cuts himself down!

The Ten Advantageous Subjects:
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 ...
Such is Right Speech!

The many kinds of Pointless Talk (also today called NEWS!):
Such as talk on kings, robbers, ministers, armies, dangers, wars,
foods, drinks, clothing, furniture, jewelry, cosmetics, relatives,
vehicles, villages, towns, cities, countries, women, heroes, places,
amusements, the dead, trifles, the origin of the world, the origin
of the sea, whether metaphysical things are so, or are not so...
Such talk is pointless, irrelevant, detrimental, empty of any good...

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Divisive Gossip!

Knowing right and wrong speech as right and wrong speech, is right view.
Awareness of presence of right and wrong speech, is right awareness.
Exchanging wrong speech with right speech, is right effort...



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More on Right Speech (Samma Vaca):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-vaca.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Splitting.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Scolding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Deceiving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Gossiping.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Speech.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fo ... Speech.htm

What is Right Speech?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Speech.htm
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Dhamma on Air #37: The 24 Conditional Relations

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:54 pm

Dhamma on Air #37: The 24 Conditional Relations



Dhamma Question answered:

Question 119: What are the 24 Conditional Relations?

Are they a part of Dependent Co-Origination (pattica samupada)?

The 24 Conditional Relations:
https://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/T ... ations.htm

Buddhist Philosophy of Relations by Ledi Sayadaw:
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh331.pdf

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What is Right Action?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:49 pm

Friends:

What is this essential Right Action?

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The Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action,
Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Awareness and
Right Concentration. But what is Right Action?

The 3-fold Definition of Right Action:
1: Avoiding all killing and harming of any living being...
2: Abstaining from taking and thus stealing what is not given...
3: Stopping all adultery and all abuse of any sense-pleasure...
That is Right Action!


The Characterization of Right Action. The blessed Buddha said:

Friends, it is caused by behaviour in conflict with the Dhamma,
by reason of immoral behaviour, that some beings here, right at
the breakup of the body, after death, reappear lost in states of
pain, in an unhappy destination, in the downfall, even in the hells...
It is caused by behaviour in harmony with the Dhamma, by reason
of moral behaviour, that some beings here, on the breakup of the
body, right after death, reappear in a happy destination, even in
the divine worlds!!! And which, friends, are the 3 kinds of bodily
moral behaviour in harmony with the Dhamma?
Here someone, stop all killing of living beings, abstains from injuring
living beings; with rod & weapon laid aside, gentle and kind, such one
dwells sympathetic towards all living beings.
Avoiding the taking of what is not given, one refrains from stealing,
what is not freely give. One does not take by way of theft the wealth
and property of others, neither in the village nor in the forest.
Abandoning abuse of sensual pleasures, such one gives up misuse in
sensual pleasures. One does not have intercourse with partners, who
are protected by their mother, or father, or mother and father, or
brother, or sister, or relatives, who is married, betrothed to another,
who are protected by law, in prison, or who are engaged to other side.
That is how there are three kinds of bodily moral behaviour in harmony
with the Dhamma... Such is Right Action!

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Explanation:
Primary of these is the ending of intentional killing or destroying of
other beings either by physical action or by verbal incitement, ranging
from killing eggs of lice and bugs, or causing abortion, to any slaughter
of living creatures, including human beings.
Restraint from taking, what is not given, means abstaining from taking,
with intention to steal, living beings or non-living articles, which have
an owner. Removing or appropriating them, without owner's consent,
either by physical effort or by inciting another to do so.
Restraint from wrong behaviour in sensual pleasures means abstention
from any kind of sex, which will cause pain and suffering to others.
Examples will be adultery, since this causes the disruption of marriage,
rape, intercourse with minors protected by parents, and perversion of
others. Included here also are abstention from use of booze, drugs
and any kinds of intoxicants, which causes carelessness, and gambling
with cards, dices, on horses, teams etc.

Knowing right and wrong action as right and wrong action, is right view.
Awareness of presence of right and wrong action, is right awareness.
Exchanging wrong action with right action, is right effort...
The factors of the Noble 8-fold way thus mutually enhance each other!
Any intentional action - good as bad - determines - whether the future
will be pleasant or painful for the acting individuality...

Further study of Buddhist Right Action (Samma-Kammanta):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-kammanto.html
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Act ... rmines.htm

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What is Right Action?
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/What_ ... Action.htm
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What is Right Livelihood?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:40 pm

Friends:

What is this critical Right Livelihood?

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The Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness and Right Concentration.
But what is Right Livelihood?

The 5-fold Definition of Right Livelihood:
1: Earning a living not involving any trading with Living Beings.
2: Earning a living not involving any selling of Meat, Fish or Flesh.
3: Earning a living not involving any selling of any form of Weapons.
4: Earning a living not involving any dealing with Alcohol or Drugs .
5: Earning a living not involving any selling of any form of Poison.
That is Right Livelihood!

The Characterization of Right Livelihood for lay people:
Any livelihood that neither involves any killing, injuring, harming, nor any
imprisoning of any living being, nor stealing, taking what is not given, cheating,
any bribery or corruption, or lying, or false deceiving, tricks, or use of false
measures and weights, neither sensual, nor any sexual abuse, neither the use
or selling of alcohol, or of intoxicating illegal drugs, that causes carelessness,
neither by oneself, nor by getting or inciting other employed beings to do so,
such is Right Livelihood!

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The Explanation of Right Livelihood for Buddhist Monks and Nuns:
Neither living, nor receiving food by astrology, soothsaying, prediction of future
events, nor by palmistry, geomancy, dream-reading, charms and spells, amulets or
fake divination, nor by any rituals, running errands or messages, political flatter,
arranging marriages, funerals or divorces, medical praxis, or by producing art or
poetry, or by professional disputation or debate, this is Right Livelihood!

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Knowing right and wrong Livelihood as right and wrong Livelihood, is Right View.
Awareness of presence of right and wrong Livelihood, is Right Awareness.
Exchanging wrong Livelihood with right Livelihood, is Right Effort...

Further study of Buddhist Right Livelihood (Samma-Ajiva):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-ajivo.html

What is Right Livelihood?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... lihood.htm
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What is Right Effort?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:14 pm

Friends:

What is this vital Right Effort?

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That Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness and Right Concentration.
But what is Right Effort?

The 4-fold Definition of Right Effort:
1: The effort to overcome already present disadvantageous mental states..
2: The effort to prevent future disadvantageous mental states from arising..
3: The effort to begin developing so far absent advantageous mental states..
4: The effort to maintain and perfect already arisen advantageous mental states..

This is Right Effort!

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The Characterization of Right Effort:
Striving for replacing wrong view with right view, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong motivation with right motivation, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong speech with right speech, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong action with right action, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong livelihood with right livelihood, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong effort with right effort, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong awareness with right awareness, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong concentration w. right concentration, is Right Effort!

The Explanation of the 4 Right Efforts:
The 4 right efforts are 1: Control 2: Overcoming 3: Development 4: Maintenance!
What is the effort of control? When seeing an object with the eye, one neither
grasps after the whole object, nor any of its details, thereby one strives well to
prevent bad, detrimental states, such as longing and frustration, to flood in on one!
One guards and controls the sense of sight, and do similarly with the other senses.
What is the effort of overcoming? One does not accept any lust, hate, or anger,
that has arisen, but leaves it instantly, dispels it, destroys it, and makes it vanish.
What is the effort of development? One develops the enlightenment-factor of
awareness, of investigation, of energy, of joy, of tranquillity, of concentration,
and the enlightenment-factor of equanimity based on solitude, seclusion, and
ceasing, which is leading to maturity, and culminating in spiritual self-surrender.
What is the effort of maintenance? One dominated by desire maintains firmly
in his mind a favourable object of concentration, such as a skeleton, or a corpse
that is full of worms, bluish-black, full of holes, and bloated, while one dominated
by anger maintains firmly in his mind a favourable object of concentration, such
as infinite friendliness, universal pity, mutual joy, or well balanced equanimity...

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Thus knowing right and wrong effort as right and wrong effort, is Right View.
Awareness of presence of right and wrong effort, is Right Awareness.
Right effort has the function of striving, exertion and endurance...
Keep on keeping on! Never give up! Always Come again!

Further study of Buddhist Right Effort (Samma-Padhana):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-vayamo.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Av ... ffort2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... Effort.htm

[i]What is this Right Effort?[/i]
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Effort.htm
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Dhamma on Air #27 Audio: The Space-Time Onion

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:01 am

Dhamma on Air #27 Audio: The Space-Time Onion



Corresponding video


Dhamma Questions answered:

Question 59: Do you know if the Buddha did any talks on the conception of time?
What exactly were the Buddha's thoughts on the time and space continuum?

Question 60: In the Mahayana tradition there are many Buddhas e.g. Amitabha,
Avalokiteswara etc. Are these 'types of Buddhas' genuine or fiction?

Question 61: Is it possible to awaken as Arahant meditating only on lovingkindness
or are other meditation techniques also necessary?

Question 62: Are the amount of bad kamma of killing a person, who don't keep
the 5 precepts, and one who do indeed respect the 5 precepts, the same?

Question 63: Is the bad kamma of killing a mosquito and an Elephant the same?

Question 64: How does the Buddha-Dhamma vanish from this world?

On Clinging:
https://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/T ... inging.htm

Pictures of the SpaceTime Onion:
https://what-buddha-said.net/Pics/spacetime_onion2.png
https://what-buddha-said.net/Pics/spacetime_onion.jpg

Picture of Quantized Planck-Time Blinking Many-Worlds:
https://what-buddha-said.net/Pics/Blink ... yworld.jpg

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What is Right Awareness?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:39 pm

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What is this Fundamental Right Awareness?

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That Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness and Right Concentration.
But what is Right Awareness?

The 4-fold Definition of Right Awareness:
1: Awareness of the Body merely as a transient and compounded Form..
2: Awareness of Feelings just as conditioned emotional Responses..
3: Awareness of Mind only as habituated and temporary Moods..
4: Awareness of Phenomena only as constructed Mental States..
Right Awareness is of these 4, while being alert, & clearly comprehending,
will put away longing towards and aversion against anything in this world!



The Characterization of Right Awareness:
Awareness of wrong view or right view present now, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong motivation or right motivation, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong speech or right speech now, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong action or right action, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong livelihood or right livelihood, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong effort or right effort, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong awareness or right awareness, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong or right concentration now, is Right Awareness!

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The Explanation of Acute Awareness and Clear Comprehension:
When inhaling & exhaling long, one notices and is fully aware of just that..
When inhaling & exhaling short, one notices & is fully aware of just that..
One trains: I will breathe in-&-out clearly comprehending the entire body.
One trains: I will breathe in-&-out calming the breath & all bodily activity.
When walking, one notices and clearly comprehends, that one is walking.
When standing, one notices and clearly comprehends, that one is standing.
When sitting, one notices & clearly comprehends, that one is sitting down.
When lying down, one notices & clearly comprehends, that one is lying.
Going forward one notices & clearly comprehends, this going forward.
When returning one notices and clearly comprehends, this returning.
When looking in front or back, one is notices, & is clearly aware of that.
When bending or stretching, when lifting or carrying, when eating or
drinking, chewing or tasting, one is aware of and comprehends just that.
When passing excrement or urine one clearly comprehends exactly that.
While falling asleep and waking up, when speaking or keeping silence,
one notices, knows and understands exactly that & clearly comprehends,
that this is, what one is doing just right here and exactly now...
Continuous awareness of purpose, suitability, domain and nature of one's
current behaviour, whether mental, verbal or bodily is Right Awareness
and clear comprehension...

The Function of Right Awareness and its associates:
Knowing right/wrong awareness as right/wrong awareness, is right view.
Exchanging wrong awareness with right awareness is right effort.
Right awareness has the function of observing, noticing, remembering &
knowing the reality that neither any body, nor any form, nor any feeling,
nor any mentality, nor any phenomena, nor any mental state is happiness,
truly attractive, lasting, satisfying or even personal, something keepable...
All phenomena are momentary: They pass away right after the moment of
their arising and occurrence! Nothing is permanent, everything is in a state
of flux: Arising and ceasing, emerging and vanishing, coming and going,
again and again and again and again and ever again...!!! Anicca = Change...

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Friends, this is the only direct way to the mental purification of beings,
to the overcoming & elimination of sorrow, frustration, pain and misery,
to gaining the right method, to the realization of Nibbana, that is:
This establishing of the 4 Foundations of Awareness...
The 4 frames of reference...

Awareness is therefore a Mountain of Advantage!

Take Home: The 4 Foundations of Right Awareness are:
1: Being aware of the BODY as a mere transient form.
2: Being aware of the FEELING as a mere reactive response.
3: Being aware of the MIND as a mere passing set of moods.
4: Being aware of the PHENOMENON as a mere mental state.


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Further study of Buddhist Right Awareness (Samma-Sati):

Root texts by the Buddha:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... tipatthana

Complete reference on Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdf ... tthana.pdf

Studies, anthologies and commentaries:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-sati.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/bps/misc/wayof.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/bps/ ... el370.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/bps/ ... el019.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ml#part2-a

For further study on the illuminating presence of Awareness:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Causes_of_sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sati_Summary.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... litude.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... s_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear ... ension.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/N ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ly_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... alysis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... ruddha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... ension.htm

What is Right Awareness?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... reness.htm
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What is Right Concentration!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:46 pm

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What is this Sublime Right Concentration?

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That Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness and Right Concentration…
But what is Right concentration?


The Buddha explained The 4-fold definition of Right Concentration:
Having eliminated the 5 mental hindrances, mental defects that obstruct
understanding, quite secluded from sensual desires, protected from any
detrimental mental state, one enters and dwells in the 1st jhana; full of joy
and pleasure born of solitude, joined with directed and sustained thought.
One makes this joy and pleasure born of seclusion drench, saturate, soak,
and suffuse the body, so that no part of the entire body is unperfused by
this intense joy and pleasure! Just as a skilled bath-man puts soap powder
in a copper basin and sprinkling it gradually with water, whips it until the
water soaks and pervades all the soap powder, yet without dripping, so too,
does the noble friend make the joy and pleasure born of solitude permeate
and pervade the entire body! Again, friends, with the stilling of directed
and sustained thought, one enters and dwells in the 2nd jhana: a calmed
assurance of unification of mind with even deeper joy and pleasure now
born of concentration, devoid of any thought! One makes this exquisite
joy and pleasure born of concentration drench, saturate, soak, & suffuse
the body, so no part of the whole body is unperfused by this profound joy
and pleasure: Just as a lake whose waters welled up from below within it
itself, & it had no other sources neither by showers of rain, then this cool
fount of water welling up from deep within would immerse, fill, & pervade
the entire lake, even and exactly so does one make this joy & pleasure born
of concentration infuse this entire body! Furthermore, friends, with the
fading away of the joy, the friend dwells in even equanimity, just aware &
clearly comprehending, still feeling pleasure in the body, one enters upon
and remains in the 3rd jhana, regarding which the Noble Ones declare:
"In aware equanimity one dwells in pleasure!" One makes the pleasure apart
from of joy flood, saturate, soak, and suffuse the body, so that there is no
part of one's whole body unperfused by this pleasure divested of joy...
Just as in a lotus pond some lotuses are born, grow and thrive immersed
under the water & the cool water soaks them from their roots to their tips,
so too, do the noble friend make the pleasure divested of joy drench, fill,
flood and pervade this entire body. Finally, friends, with the leaving behind
of both pleasure and pain, and with the prior disappearance of both joy and
sorrow, one enters and dwells in the 4th jhana; a completely stilled mental
state of awareness, purified by an equanimity of neither-pain-nor-pleasure.
One sits illuminating the body internally with this pure bright mind, so that
there is no part of one's whole body not illuminated by this pure bright mind!
Just as a man were sitting covered from the head down with a white cloth,
so that no part of his whole body was uncovered by this white textile; even
so does one sit encompassing this entire body with a pure bright & radiant
mind, so that there is no part of one's whole body not illuminated by this
pure, bright, and luminous mind...

Comment: No trivial worldly pleasure can ever surpass such sublime bliss!

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The Function of Right concentration and its associates is:
Seeing right/wrong concentration as right/wrong concentration, is right view.
Exchanging wrong concentration with right concentration is right effort.
Right concentration functions as a drill: Focusing, unifying, & penetrating!

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Concentration induces the intense Breakthrough!

On how to attain the Jhana absorptions:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Detai ... ptions.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Requi ... rption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... ration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... amadhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... jhaana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Jh ... rption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Samma-Samadhi.htm

Further study of Buddhist Right concentration (Samma-Samadhi):

Root texts by the Buddha:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-samadhi.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/jhana.html

The Jhanas in Theravadin Buddhist Meditation:
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Whe ... 1_353.html
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh351.pdf

Complete Manual on Meditation and Absorption: The Path of Purification:
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/pdf ... on2011.pdf

Right Concentration!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... ration.htm
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Dhamma on Air #38: Stream-Winning Merit

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:12 am

Dhamma on Air #38: Stream-Winning Merit



Dhamma Question answered:

Question 120: A: Can a stream-entrant fall back to a lower state?
B: Which mental defilements have a stream-entrants eradicated?

Question 121: How can one combat Mara, evil anger, and ill-will?

Question 122: How to generate higher merit?

On Merit (puñña):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Pure_Merit.htm
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/DP ... /punna.htm
https://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Ma ... _Merit.htm
Merit: A Study Guide by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/at ... merit.html

On the fine fruit of Stream-Entrance (Sotapatti Fruition):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Fear.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Fine_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_6_Keys.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Doors.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Internal_Bath.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Divine_Tracks.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Going_Upwards.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Stream-Enterer.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... _Fruit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Entry_Emergence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... trance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... _Tools.htm
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/DP ... /phala.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/As ... nation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Im ... ration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruit ... le_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Li ... _Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fr ... eagues.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... apanna.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... uggala.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/He ... _Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Enter ... upreme.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... -Entry.htm

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Golden is the Middle Way :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:39 am

Friends:

Avoiding Extremes by the Golden Middle Way:

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The blessed Buddha once explained:
The homeless one should not follow after these two extremes:
1: Giving in to indulgence in easy sensual pleasures, which are banal, primitive, vulgar,
not noble, and disadvantageous on a very, very long term!
Neither should he 2: Practice painful self-torture, which is not noble, and detrimental.
The Blessed One has avoided both these extremes, and found the Golden Middle Way,
which gives one both vision and understanding, which leads to peace, to clear insight,
to Enlightenment, to Nibbana... It is only this very Noble 8-fold Way, that leads to the
final irreversible ceasing of absolutely all Suffering:

Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness
Right Concentration


These Eight Noble Links, friends and Bhikkhus, are to be developed for the complete
comprehension and elimination of all greed, all hate, all ignorance, anger, envy, stinginess,
hypocrisy, shrewdness, disloyalty, conceit, stubbornness, irritation, all haughty arrogance,
and lethargic laziness! These Noble 8 Links will induce their complete annihilation, ceasing,
overcoming, vanishing, abandoning, destruction, evaporation, and the ultimate detaching
release from the terror of all these mental horrors!

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Further study on the Noble 8-fold Way:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Noble_8_fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_3-fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fa ... eglect.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_N ... ld_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruit ... le_Way.htm

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [330-1]
Section 42: On The 6 Senses. Rasiya: 12.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

Avoiding the Extremes Produces Peace...

The Golden Middle Way!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... le_Way.htm
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What Causes Contentment?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:38 pm

Friends:

What is the Cause of Contentment (Santutthi?)

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The blessed Buddha once said:
Contentment is the highest Treasure!
Dhammapada 204

Please imagine a state, where one always is Content…
If always content, what would one need, urge for, or ever want? Nothing!

What is the cause of contentment?
Mutual joy with others success is the proximate cause of contentment...
Lack of Mutual joy is therefore the cause of discontentment…

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Mind Mechanics:
A: When did you last rejoice by embracing someone else’s good success?
B: When did you last enjoy the calm peace of satisfied contentment?
State-A=rejoicing causes => state-B=contentment..

A: When were you last envious & jealous at someone else’s good success?
B: When did you last experience the itch of dissatisfied discontentment?
State-A's-opposite=envy causes => state-B's-opposite=discontentment..

Mutual joy can be trained! Result => Calm Content!

Mutual Joy Audio Dhamma-Talk: Rejoicing evaporates Envy and Jealousy..


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Enjoy Elevated Rejoicing Mutual Joy! It cures!
When providing the cause, one gains the effect:
Calm content satisfaction :-)


How? Please see here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mutual_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Contentment.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... ontent.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... usness.htm

What Causes Contentment?

How2 Get Calm Contentment?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... ntment.htm
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Dhamma on Air #28: Solar and Zen

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:56 pm

Dhamma on Air #28: Solar and Zen



Dhamma Questions answered:

Question 65: Why are only males able to become SammasamBuddhas?

Question 66: What is the difference between Theravada Buddhism and Zen Buddhism?

Question 77: Is active death-help a heinous crime for the relative, or the hospital-worker?

Question 78: Are relics, churches, statues, etc. and other religious symbols essential?
Does a formless form of being exist?

Question 79: If a person, impelled by karmic effects of the past, does something wrong to another person, will a new karma be created or will it stop there?

Online Food Dana = Food donation via Keels Supermarket:
http://what-buddha-said.net/various/Dana_via_Keels.htm

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Above and Aloof is Equanimity..

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:27 pm

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Regarding all Phenomena with aloof Equanimity!

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When one has understood constructions by seeing the three characteristics in them
and their voidness, then one can leave both terror & delight by becoming indifferent
and neutral to all states, taking them neither to be 'I', 'Me', nor 'mine'!
One becomes like a man who has recently divorced his wife: The man who was married
to a lovely, gorgeous, & charming wife and so deeply in love with her as to be unable to
bear separation from her for a single moment. He would be disturbed & displeased to
see her standing, talking & laughing with another man, and would be very unhappy and
jealous, but later, when he found out that woman's faults, and he had divorced her,
he would no more regard her as 'mine'; and thereafter, even though he saw her doing
whatever it might be, with whomsoever it might be, he would neither be disturbed, nor
displeased, but only remain, neutral, detached, aloof and indifferent!
So too with the meditating disciple, who wants to get free from all phenomena:
He recognizes all constructions as impermanent, and void of pleasure and self,
thus seeing that nothing in reality is 'I', 'Me', or 'mine'. He therefore is released from
both terror and delight, and becomes indifferent, and neutral towards all phenomena...
Visuddhimagga 656

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Divorced from Possessiveness, Egoism, Clinging and Frustration!

Equanimity describes the unattached awareness of one's experience as a result
of perceiving the impermanence of momentary reality.. It is a peace of mind and
dwelling in even calmness, that cannot be shaken by any grade of both fortunate
and unfortunate circumstances. It is a concept promoted by several religions...!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equanimity

More On Equanimity (Upekkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Even_ ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/H ... _Alert.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Div ... reedom.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Ser ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Exq ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... pekkha.htm

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Detached Freedom!

Regarding all Phenomena with aloof Equanimity!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Div ... reedom.htm
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Dhamma on Air #39: Dhamma Reunion

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:55 pm

Dhamma on Air #39: Dhamma Reunion



Dhamma Question answered:

Question 123: What did the Buddha say about Human-Deva interaction? @4.16

Question 124: What is a sign (nimitta)? @22.22

Question 125: Which 5 conditions define the kamma of killing? @35.02

Question 126: Did the Buddha ever advise a householder not to go forth? @38.07

Question 127: What can be done for meeting the Dhamma in the next life? @47.37

Buddhist Monastic Disciplinary code (vinaya):
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/at ... o/bmc1.pdf
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/at ... o/bmc2.pdf

Daily Contemplation (Anupassana) of the 3 jewels (Tiratana):
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Bu ... lation.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Dh ... lation.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... lation.htm

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Noble Friendship :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:44 pm

Friends:

Unique Unity:

Friendship is really the GREATEST!
Friendship motivates the entire Noble Life!
Friendship is a Synergistic Social Symbiosis:


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Buddha once said:
Follow only the Good and Pure Ones,
Associate only with the Clever Ones,
To learn the Truth from these Nobles
gives an advantage like nothing else!

To follow the fools and thereby
copy & choose the wrong ways,
to not know any Good Friends,
is causing only sad Misery!

As if one strings rotten fish on a grass straw,
this very same grass will soon smell putrid too...
Exactly so with anyone, who follows a fool!

Or as if one wraps up perfume in a common leaf,
this same simple leaf will soon smell sweet too!
Exactly so with anybody, who follows a Noble...


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More on the good in beautiful Friendship (Kalyanamittata):
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://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/In ... liness.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/IV/Go ... _Again.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bo ... olence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... Bright.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... ndship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Frien ... _Frees.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Unique_Unity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kalyanamitta.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm

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Adapted from Gemstones of Good Dhamma:
Wheel 342/344 by Ven. S. Dhammika,
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Whe ... 42_344.pdf
BPS Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Social Symbiosis: Cordial Regards!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Unique_Unity.htm
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Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samahita, Ceylon.

Theravada Forest Tradition.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net


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