This "perhaps" raises a good point: We have been discussing a short quote for two pages w/o any context.Srilankaputra wrote: ↑Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:24 pmPerhaps the Ajahn was referring to hiriottappa (Conscience and Prudence),one_awakening wrote: ↑Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:43 amThis comment really surprises me;
Once you've clearly seen that a particular quality like aversion or lust is harmful for the mind, you can't stay patient or equanimous about it. You have to make whatever effort is needed to get rid of it and to nourish skillful qualities
It might be helpful to see (or be provided a paraphrase) of the quote in context.
(I know that Thanissaro Bhikkhu often makes statements in the context of counteracting modern teachings that he sees as missing the mark.)
Okay, I found it:
from here: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... fined.htmlSome teachers define mindfulness as “non-reactivity” or “radical acceptance.” If you look for these words in the Buddha's vocabulary, the closest you'll find are equanimity and patience. Equanimity means learning to put aside your preferences so that you can watch what's actually there. Patience is the ability not to get worked up over the things you don't like, to stick with difficult situations even when they don't resolve as quickly as you want them to. But in establishing mindfulness you stay with unpleasant things not just to accept them but to watch and understand them. Once you've clearly seen that a particular quality like aversion or lust is harmful for the mind, you can't stay patient or equanimous about it. You have to make whatever effort is needed to get rid of it and to nourish skillful qualities in its place by bringing in other factors of the path: right resolve and right effort.