Gratitude conventionally manifests in the context of gift-giving.
AN8.31:1.1: “Mendicants, there are these eight gifts.
AN8.31:1.2: What eight?
AN8.31:1.3: A person might give a gift after insulting the recipient.
AN8.31:1.4: Or they give out of fear.
AN8.31:1.5: Or they give thinking, ‘They gave to me.’
AN8.31:1.6: Or they give thinking, ‘They’ll give to ...
This is a very good question.
Person/ being/ self
A person (puggala) to me looks like the story of someone, as defined in SN 22.22.
A being (satta) is defined as the assemblage of the five aggregates (SN 5.10) and also when there is a clinging to the five aggregates (SN 32.2).
A self (atta) is just an ephemeral mental idea (Snp 4.14) that arises when the ...
the buddha didnt teach rebirth of self he taught rebirth of the person, which is the final moment of mind in this life functioning as a cause for the first moment of mind in the next.
at no point is self asserted or implied and so the linked response is mistaken to include rebirth of self within right view.
It just means that he is done with desire. All views are born from desire: 1) "There is a self", 2)"There is no self", 3)"There is a self and there is no self at the same time" and so on. He is released from craving, therefore he is released from views as well. That's all.
The Buddha spoke of five factors of the path with effluents like this:
Right view - ‘There is what is given and what is offered and what is sacrificed; there is fruit and result of good and bad actions;
there is this world and the other world; there is mother and father;
there are beings who are reborn spontaneously; there are in the world
good and virtuous ...
An example of unskillful means is the denial of conventional rebirth and the fruits of karma.
Is liberation possible for those practicing unskillful means?
This sutta basically says that if a person rejects rebirth then he is going to a bad rebirth.
A1. "Now, householders, of those contemplatives & brahmans who hold
this doctrine, hold this view —...
Is the “right view” as described in the Noble Eightfold Path the same kind of “view” that is described in Snp 4.5?
Snp 4.5 is describing conceit, associated with disputes.
Māna (Sanskrit, Pali; Tibetan: nga rgyal) is a Buddhist term that may be translated as "pride", "arrogance", or "conceit". It is defined as an ...
Denying rebirth view while clinging to self view is wrong view, because this is annihilationism and brings the unenlightened to hedonism.
Denying rebirth view after discarding self view is the noble right view.
Rebirth view can be used as skillful means (upaya) to remove the habit of misconduct, cultivate virtue and generate the path to liberation. ...
"Monks, I will teach you the Dhamma compared to a raft, for the
purpose of crossing over, not for the purpose of holding onto. Listen
& pay close attention. I will speak."
"And what should the man do in order to be doing what should be done
with the raft? There is the case where the man, having crossed over,
would think, 'How useful this ...
Even today, in English, there are two distinctly different, even opposite meanings of the word "view". In one view we see with our eyes -- in other words, gaining direct knowledge through an experience. In the other view we see only with our mind's eye -- in other words we think something. The first is literal, the second uses the literal as a ...
As Bonn has explained, "holding a view" means clinging to a view (ditthi-upadana). The fully enlightened ones no longer have clinging (upadana).
The fully enlightened ones see things as they truly are (yathabhutam pajanati).
The fully enlightened ones see the universal laws (the three marks of existence from AN 3.136) as they are, without having to ...
Enlightenment is important for reading Sutta, or at least memorizing. Actually, the noble one in love with memorizing Sutta, so it's same ^.^
It’s been asserted that the Four Noble Truths were profound universal truths as described in AN 3.136. The Four Noble Truths include the Noble Eightfold Path which importantly includes “right view” as the first step ...
Yes, if wishing toward Path, good householder, as it begins with Right view, wherein this view is included:
"And how is one made pure in three ways by mental action? There is the case where a certain person is not covetous. He does not covet the belongings of others, thinking, 'O, that what belongs to others would be mine!' He bears no ill will and is ...
Both statements can be valid, if you consider that the statement regarding realization is non-dualistic. Otherwise said:
AN 3.136 is an upaya, a dualistic description of reality to direct the practitioner in the right "direction".
SNP 4.5 is the perspective of a "realized one", meaning that he/she no longer sees a separation between him/...
What you call "conventional right view" is just skillful means to help one adopt a skillful or wholesome mindset. It's just a helpful tool. The following is an example.
“This noble disciple reflects thus: ‘I am not the only one who is the
owner of one’s kamma, the heir of one’s kamma; who has kamma as one’s
origin, kamma as one’s relative, kamma ...
There are several times in the Sutta where Sariputta or Ananda would say wrong things and be corrected.
Once when Ananda said that this Dhamma is clear as clear can be and Buddha told him not to say that because the Dhamma that is taught is difficult to see as is dependent origination.
Another occasion was when Sariputta said that the Buddha Gotama was ...
no, liberation and right view occur simultaneously the way access concentration/shamata occurs along with the cessation of desire for sense objects ie. food and sex
worth noting that incomplete right view is different than wrong view. wrong view is complete detachment from reality and instead operating within an illusion of knowledge that it is mistaken ...
Do we have to believe that good people exists?
You don't have to believe anything. It's entirely up to you. Buddhism is more of a practical religion based on experience rather than on belief.
As long as one is not fully Enlightened there will remain defilements (latent tendencies) in the mind.
A great focus in Buddhism is the cultivation of goodness, ...