FAQ Tag: Four Noble Truths

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

How does Dependent Origination work

Short overview of The twelve links of Dependent Origination: Ignorance – Not understanding the Four Noble Truths Formations – verbal, mental and physical Consciousness Mentality-Materiality Six Sense Base Contact Feeling…
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December 21, 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

What is the Sabbāsava Sutta all about in a nutshell?

This particular sutta comes back with Vigatha Parilaha. Vigatha is like grasping, taking, which I’ve been translating as tension.   At the core of the teaching, these mental distractions and…
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December 12, 2020 0

Can you talk a bit about greed, hatred and delusion?

Greed, hatred, and delusion are just our selfish desires, impatience or anger, and lack of mindfulness. These are the three unwholesome roots, that the Buddha discovered and taught. These are…
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December 9, 2020 0

Is meditation like renunciation?

Yes! This is a little bit deeper into the Eightfold Path. We have not discussed much about this, yet. In the fold of Wisdom, are two things; Wise View –…
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December 8, 2020 0

When we are hungry or sleepy, we can get angry, impatient. How can we avoid that and improve wholesome states?

The first step is in fact to learn to see this. They are reactive states. They are not thoughtful states, but impulsive. By definition, they are not mindful. And that…
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December 8, 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

How does ‘Knowledge and Vision’ of Dependent Origination come about, in relation to the third and fourth Noble Truth?

Bit by bit, depending how much one doesn’t grasp and keeps letting go, the fetters are removed.  Little by little, Right View is established, until finally, the defilements cease, which…
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November 28, 2020 0