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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Nwad
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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 ?

SarathW
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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.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

ShanYin
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Re: Eightfold path

Post by ShanYin » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:46 am

Well thank you all for your posts. I feel like I have lost knowledge about the eightfold path and four noble truths. I feel like I had an above average understanding of them, and now I just smoke ciggarettes and don't do much and am in pain.

I will try to read that sutta you posted thank you.

sunnat
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Re: Eightfold path

Post by sunnat » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:20 am

Get back to basics.

Don't do bad things, do good things and purify the mind.

That's the noble eightfold path in a nutshell.

ShanYin
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Re: Eightfold path

Post by ShanYin » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:56 am

Yes and maybe get rid of my bad habits too. I watch porn, smoke ciggarettes, weed, get upset.

I think a retreat is in order.

I think I would rather be a Theravadin Buddhist than Mayahana. I like the 4 Noble Truths.

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Re: Eightfold path

Post by sunnat » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:43 pm

:anjali:

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