Eightfold path

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SarathW
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Re: Eightfold path

Post by SarathW » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:15 pm

First of all anger often (always?) Is directed toward peoples or living beings.
No, we have anger towards inanimates objects as well.

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Sam Vara
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Re: Eightfold path

Post by Sam Vara » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:38 pm

SarathW wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:15 pm
First of all anger often (always?) Is directed toward peoples or living beings.
No, we have anger towards inanimates objects as well.

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Indeed.


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Re: Eightfold path

Post by Nwad » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:54 pm

SarathW wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:15 pm
No, we have anger towards inanimates objects as well.

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That's sure..

In regard of kamma, can we say that we feel anger toward ourselves ?

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Re: Eightfold path

Post by SarathW » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:36 am

can we say that we feel anger toward ourselves ?
Very much.
This is one of the biggest problems.
You have to learn to kind to yourself before you extend kindness to others.
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