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  • Re: When It Comes To Mindfulness....

    What comes after mindfulness? My take: Mindfulness in Buddhism springs from right intention and flows into discernment. The popular mindfulness movement doesn’t spring from right intention, may not flow into discernment, so it isn’t Buddhist.

    Shoshin
  • Re: Audio Suttas!!

    Sloth & torpor & suttas! Wonderful. :)

    Carlita
  • Re: The first lines of the Dhammapada

    @Nirvana said:
    (Thanissaro)
    The second one —the one that suits me best! Direct and simply elegant.>

    As for clarity & concision, I'm liking John Richards. I looked him up. He was an Anglican priest who served in Wales and died this year. I'm looking for an epub of his translation, but might have to settle for pdf.

    DhammaDragon
  • Re: Dharma Practice is like...................

    Dharma practice is like stopping to ask for directions.

    Hozan
  • Re: Daily Sutta Discussions:

    This sutta may be divided into 5 sections:

    1. Overview;
    2. ‎Moral restraint;
    3. ‎Confidence & ethical conduct;
    4. ‎Discernment;
    5. ‎Summary.

    The sutta doesn't define the higher virtues of ethical conduct, but they can be infered through negations roughly corresponding to positive virtues.

    Negative Virtues

    • non-fear
    • ‎non-animosity
    • ‎non-pain
    • ‎non-despair

    Positive Virtues

    • Safety, ease
    • Amity, goodwill, kindness, respect
    • ‎Comfort, contentment
    • ‎Encouragement, zeal, joy

    This sutta implies the restraint of actions producing fear, animosity, pain & despair clears space for cultivating higher virtues conducive to peace and harmony. Coupled with confidence in the Triple Gem, this space holds the soil where wisdom may be grown. More figuritively, it tells how to climb a mountain without falling, mapping the lower trails to the higher trails leading to the peak.

    CarlitapersonDavidlobsterDhammaDragonBunks