FAQ Tag: Compassion

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

Does the transition from the first to the second jhana happen automatically, or does one make a conscious change?

It’s a bit of both, because this is explaining the transition between the first level of meditation and the second. The jhanas – the levels of meditation – are a…
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December 25, 2020 0

Is it okay to take different objects of meditation for sitting, in different situations?

Yes. This is development really, and one of the things that’s happened is, that it has become mostly fixed one-pointed awareness practice in many cases. This is causing problems, sometimes,…
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December 25, 2020 0

It seems that it’s not so much about Nibbana, but about how to get the Wisdom through living the Path in one’s life?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 21, 2020 0

Can you clarify what unwholesome and wholesome mean precisely?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 21, 2020 0

A sutta talks about seeing the repulsive as unrepulsive and vice versa; does that mean through Loving-kindness you see the repulsive as unrepulsive?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 18, 2020 0

Can you explain the link between the Ānāpānasati Sutta and the 6 R’s?

That’s where it’s coming from, yes. This is how is how they were discovered, and they were put into this sequence because of the Ānāpānasati Sutta. The 6R’s are to…
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December 11, 2020 0

Can too much tea or coffee affect the meditation?

Caffeine affects some people more than others. Generally speaking, it also depends on the source and amount of caffeine consumption.  Tea is generally less stimulating to the mind, than coffee.…
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December 11, 2020 0

Loving someone comes along with expectations, is this contrary to Loving-kindness?

Yes exactly, there’s some wise words and I can only agree. To have this feeling of love for the people that we love, is truly wonderful, but sometimes it comes…
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December 9, 2020 0

Did the Buddha practice Compassion in the base of Endless Spaciousness?

Yes, because that’s its limit. Beyond that base, Compassion becomes too coarse to carry on. The Buddha was leaning mostly towards Compassion. Because in a being that is an arahant,…
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December 7, 2020 0