FAQ Tag: daily life

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

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 is the connection between Ignorance and the Projections?

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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December 22, 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

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

What is the importance of Yoniso Manasikara?

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

How do you show gratitude to parents who are not wise and immoral?

  You can’t change people, so the best thing you can do is be the example. Depending on the situation – every situation is different of course – you have to…
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December 10, 2020 0

What does happiness mean?

[Question was posed by a little child] Well, that’s why it is such a good meditation, because we’re really learning to feel the feeling of happiness. Happiness is really something…
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December 9, 2020 0

What is the difference between Loving-kindness and love we feel for loved ones?

It’s very similar, but the feeling that we have for someone is contained, channeled into this one person. That is wonderful, that is great, there is very little difference. I…
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December 9, 2020 0

Can you explain Loving-kindness becoming ‘coarse’ at a certain point?

In the beginning Loving-kindness needs to be really strong, like a fully blazing fire, because the mind tends to be distracted easily. Also, at the beginning sometimes we do our…
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December 9, 2020 0