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OP: Does it imply that lay followers still engaging in the sexual act while monks giving it up are both following the Noble eightfold path ? Or would there be yet a reason for such a distinction in translation? Yes, it is true that there is indeed a separation of the path for lay followers and for monks. The former is the version with defilements, and the ...


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I think the word you're looking for is Anupassanā [abstr. of anupassati, cf. Sk. anudarśana] looking at, viewing, contemplating, consideration, realisation It's used in compound words like Kāyānupassanā (and Vedanānupassanā, Cittānupassanā, and Dhammānupassanā). The fact that the second 'a' in "Kāyānupassanā" is long (i.e. with an accent on it, '...


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While persuading and influencing are not part of the standard definition of Right Speech, it certainly is considered inappropriate for monks and not part of Right Speech for monks, in the context of monetary gain or politics or other worldly endeavours not suited to the holy life, as seen below. From DN 2: "Whereas some brahmans and contemplatives, ...


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Diṭṭhi in Pali literally means "sight", but here it is used to mean view, belief, dogma, theory, speculation. Sammā diṭṭhi means Right View. There are many other words in the PTS Pali-English Dictionary which may be used for "understanding" in different contexts, but diṭṭhi is not one of them. From PTS Pali-English Dictionary on Diṭṭhi: ...


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Lay followers engaging in the sexual act are not practising the Noble Path because they are not practising intention of renunciation of the 2nd factor, not practising celibacy of the 4th factor and not practising abandoning of lust, covetousness & sensual hindrance of the 6th, 7th & 8th factors. The reason for such a distinction in translation is ...


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Wikipedia is wrong. We should follow the definitions found in historical Buddhism rather than the definitions of contemporary amoral Americans. Unless you have decided to practise the "signless meditation", mindfulness does not explicitly mean the psychological process of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present ...


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