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Firstly, when reading this sutta you should understand what the writer of the sutta had in mind while writing it. Read it again and notice the bolded text that I added so you can understand what the writer had in mind (this becomes obvious when you read the first 3 paragraphs and the last paragraph): "But in that gift there was no one worthy of offerings; ...


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"heart of good will" here means practicing Metta meditation. As the Sutta clearly states, Velama Brahmin was not impressed by the recipients. He didn't think they were worthy. So he would have given those gifts inattentively, disrespectfully, not with one's own hand, as if throwing it away, with the view that nothing will come of it. He would've just done ...


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If you give blood to 10 thousand poor people, he maybe give you back an appreciation (if he even practiced to appreciate). They maybe vote you to be a councilman in a small town, just maybe. If you give blood to a king, he maybe give you back an appreciation (if he even practiced to appreciate), money, reputation, and power. He can appoint you any position ...


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Breath, and those interested, those possible worthy of special gifts, capable to take, assuming that accurate is meant in regard of the followed question that might be rephrased "Does the Buddha say here: Giving does not lead to merits, when saying: 'If one were to develop even for just a finger-snap the perception of inconstancy, that would be more ...


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Sloth & torpor is one of five hindances to concentration therefore it appears to imply being a psychological hindrance, particularly when some (partial) samadhi & tranquility has been developed. For example, SN 46.55 refers to sloth & torpor as mental sluggishness & heaviness: Again, Brahman, when a man dwells with his heart (mind) ...


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Does drowsiness as a defilement only refer to a psychological state of mind? I know that emotions manifest also as physical phenomena, but how do I distinguish between physical exhaustion and psychological defilement? Drowsiness depends both on the psychological state and physical state. There is nothing purely psychological or purely physical. Both ...


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If you give all the stuff velama gave wouldn't you get at least a little more than a "whiff of a heart of good will" while doing so - more moments of good will than just one ? The point isn't what Velāma gave; the point is whether Anāthapiṇḍika's family's gifts are fruitful. And, as I read it, "the heart of good will" isn't something that you get as a ...


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