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My person thought maybe also give another smart opinion one could buy in, but then thought maybe just tell that it would be good to have a "Miscellaneous" tag for questions... Maybe In those who leave undone what should indeed be done but do what should not be done, who are conceited and unmindful, moral intoxicants increase.... ...helps to gain ...


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The Dhammapada was organized by the monks within a few centuries after the Buddha's passing away. They also wrote the commentaries. There is no mystical or supernatural or significant reason for the naming of the chapters, other than the reason that it was named so because the monks who compiled the Dhammapada decided to use this name. They probably called ...


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I can only speculate. If we examine the preceding & proceeding chapters: Maggavagga is about the Path and verses 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 285 and 289 all include the word "the path", while verses 283, 286, 287 & 288 are about when the path is not practised. Nirayavagga is about Hell and every verse is related to ...


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By simply relaxing. This stuff isn't complicated. Just sit, go for a walk, or have a cup of tea. I challenge you to tell me that you don't see the diminishment of thought fabrication if you sit down on the couch in silence and without moving for ten minutes. What you will notice is that your thoughts seem to become louder for a time. That's you simply ...


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You'll have to dive into the pali a bit to get more of an idea. http://lucid24.org/mn/mn020/index.html#flink-9 citta-sankhara, mano-sankhara, vitakka-sankhara, in all likelihood are very similar if not identical. First, backing up a bit into a higher level of thought complexity, vaca (vocalized speech) sankhara are vitakka (directed thought). Basically, you ...


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In my opinion, this is basically practicing four Jhana by gradual training. For instance, a person who likes killing stops his habits gradually. Say stop killing humans, then animal then fish then insects, etc. Another example is substituting angry thoughts with lovingkindness thoughts. ============== iv “If, while he is trying to forget those thoughts and ...


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