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There's the Right View with effluents or taints, according to MN 117 and it's also related to the theme of reflection in AN 5.57, where one should reflect that he or she is the owner and heir of their karma. So, to think of yourself as a person, with parents, with this world and the next world, and would be experiencing the results of your karma, and would ...


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What ever thoughts based on wrong view leads downwardly and even if one had lead a generous and virtuoso life, if wrong view at death, evil thoughts based on it, one wouldn't meet much pleasing next. Yet right view, here lead upwardly, even if spend a not so good life, good hpuseholder. And if even right view, of which is a path factor (eg. Noble truth), ...


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In a prior life, Venerable Mahāmoggallāna was known as Dūsī. Dūsī was prone to negative thoughts. And those negative thoughts led to negative speech: MN50:12.4: “Come, all of you, abuse, attack, harass, and trouble the ethical mendicants of good character. And those negative thoughts pursued further led to negative action: MN50:21.1: Then Māra Dūsī took ...


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In the sutta, the Buddha clearly said there is no difference among people of the different castes with respect to their practice of the Noble Eightfold Path and its results. The fact that castes are mentioned in the sutta, is not a sign that the Buddha supported the caste system. It's simply an acknowledgement that it existed. "Lord, if these four ...


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In MN90, King Pasenadi asks about the caste conventions of his own society: MN90:12.2: Sir, there are these four classes: MN90:12.3: aristocrats, brahmins, merchants, and workers. King Pasenadi is insightful, and his question probes deeply into freedom beyond caste: MN90:12.4: If they had these five factors that support meditation, and if they practiced ...


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