Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

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befriend
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Re: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

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The path is about uprooting greed hate and delusion, my point is that mindfulness is protecting sila and uprooting defilements. I didn't say the five precepts will take you to nibbana.
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.

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Re: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

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You just took what I said out of context and didn't understand what I wrote.
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.

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Re: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

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Right view is sila right thought is sila right speech is sila right action is sila right livelihood is sila right effort is sila right mindfulness is sila right concentration is sila.
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.

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Re: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

Post by Pulsar »

befriend wrote ...
right mindfulness is sila right concentration is sila.
This is your definition??...in that case it is sila all the way apparently. In the 8-fold path Right mindfulness
and right concentration are placed under Samadhi.
Can you explain what you mean by
right concentration?
Is it focussing on one thing, or is it the four jhanas?
When you say right mindfulness do you mean the
Four Foundations of Mindfulness?
I know of folks who are born with good sila, but are not aware of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, nor the Right concentration/Samadhi
In my comment before, I did use part of your statement, true I was trying to point out to SarathW that sila is not bhavana.
You walked in and and you kind of combined parts of bhavana i.e. mindfulness with sila, you created a hybrid. I was not interested in your hybrid, nor your eel wriggling.
Be well! :candle:
PS I do not want to get involved any more, all I meant to do was point out to SarathW that
Sila is not bhavana
Just that.
PSS I just noticed that you also wrote Right view is Sila. This will give me food for thought for next several days,
Ingenious abbreviation of the 8-fold path, all under one title.

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