FAQs

According to the Dhamma, how should one act physically, when one would get attacked by someone?

[person that asked the question] To elaborate: I do understand the mindset one should have, like in the Simile of the Saw [MN 21]. That one still sees the suffering…
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January 18, 2021 0

Is meditating in a group a good idea?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 5 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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January 7, 2021 0

Is it still possible to become an arahant when listening to a discourse, like in the time of the Buddha?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 5 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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January 6, 2021 0

When one is practicing one-pointed concentration, does one know how to balance the Seven Factors of Enlightenment?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 3, 2021 0

It seems like the hindrances in jhanas disappear in the same order as the fetters do, when attaining stages of Nibbāna?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

Of the Seven Factors of Awakening, should we keep the Mindfulness factor at all times, but put the other six in as needed?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

Can you explain the difference between self identity view and conceit

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

Are all aspects of the Sammadithi Sutta Samma dithi – Right View?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

How to behave as a lay person?

There were, and there still are, lay people that are Aryas [having attained one of the four stages of Nibbana]. I say quite often that the Buddha did not only…
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December 26, 2020 0

What’s the difference between gladness and joy?

This is a sequence that is used in many ways, but usually the Buddha would – when he explained his whole explanation of the Path – get just before the…
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December 25, 2020 0