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Yes, in general it's a giving of wrong attention. Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking & pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.019.than.html Thoughts based on perception of attractiveness, of honor & fame and of sensuality are going to wreck havoc on your training and ...


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It is hard to be mindful yet it is beneficial. SN1.18:2.1: “Few are those constrained by conscience, who live always mindful. It is easy to daydream yet it is fatal while driving. Which would you choose moment by moment?


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Which tools given in Dhamma do you think would be useful if one had to survive, for example, through the years in prison? Could it be possible to keep on the development of skilful qualities in places like this? Would you consider suicide as a solution? Look at it on the bright side, there're certain kinds of life outside of prison that are much much ...


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First the stories as i remember them; In the commentary to Dhp there is a story of queen who hires a prostitute for the king because the queen is otherwise occupied attending to the monks. The prostitute later throws hot oil at the queen but the queen is established strongly in perception of sympathy and remains thus unharmed. In a Sutta, a lay disciple ...


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Would you consider suicide as a solution? A big NO...., suicide is not a solution, it creates more problems. Which tools given in Dhamma do you think would be useful if one had to survive Buddhism teaches us consequences for our each action, For example if you hate someone, that person won't even know that you've hated him/her unless you told, but if ...


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There are numerous stories in Tibetan Buddhism about Lamas getting imprisoned for years or decades by the Chinese and how they not only endured the hardships but became spiritual guides for other inmates and even their prison guards. Tibetan Buddhism in general has a recurring theme of teachings about "putting all obstacles on the path" - meaning, using ...


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You may need to commence with "The Path of Purification'' pdf - English translation Bhikkhu Nanamoli - Introduction page xlv has a section on ''Trends in the Development of Theravada Doctrine." This may give you an insight on the Need for a System to cut through all the Suttas you refer to and show 'The Way'' to Enlightenment. I believe this is the only book ...


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I would like to paraphrase Luang Por Viradhammo, who cared for about 10 years for his elderly mother, in saying that it is good to have formal ways of bringing up and maintaining gratitude for ones mother lest we become complacent and let the importance they have in our being here fade from our minds. With that in mind, I would say that exactly how you ...


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The first Fetter is personality view i.e. the belief that you're in charge of your destiny. To overcome this fetter is rated the most difficult. If you do succeed, it means that you physically experience, during meditation, that you're no longer in charge. Your breath has disappeared. You're not in control even of your own breathing. You may experience that ...


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Fetters are eliminated in four stages of Sotapanna, Sakdhagamia, Anagami, and Arahant. You experience the first elimination of fetters when you become a Sotapanna. As per ven. Vijithananda .this happened when you practice Satipathana and for the first time you experience elements. (Dhatu) At this stage, you eliminate self-view, doubt and clinging to rites ...


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In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with having nocturnal emissions. It's a completely natural physiological function. I even dare to say that nocturnal emissions should happen in young and healthy males. If you'd have no emissions, it would mean that you have too low testosterone, testicular disease or other problems. You say you have no "impure" ...


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From the article "Two Exercises for Turning Intention into Motivation" by Thupten Jinpa on Buddhist site tricycle.org, we see some useful tips on how to motivate yourself to do a task that you set yourself to do. He states that "parents who have struggled with their child taking up a new instrument will recognize how everything changed the moment the child ...


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According to Buddhism, faith in something is the foundation of motivation. he places conviction in him. With the arising of conviction, he visits him & grows close to him. Growing close to him, he lends ear. Lending ear, he hears the Dhamma. Hearing the Dhamma, he remembers it. Remembering it, he penetrates the meaning of those dhammas. Penetrating ...


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Here below list in details of scriptures with recommended prayers in sequence for everyday practice as well as where these scriptures could help.


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