FAQ Tag: Noble Eightfold Path

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

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

Do psychic abilities appear when one becomes an arahant, or is the mind simply as it was before but free of the Taints?

Psychic abilities are a result of Kamma. An example of that can be found in the case of Anuruddha. In the Therāgāthā – the stories of the early arahant monks…
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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

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

Can you explain the link between the Precept about sexual misconduct and the hindrance of sensual craving?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 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

Once one applies the Four Right Efforts or 6R, are all seven Factors of Awakening present? Is one in jhana at that time?

Yes, when one applies the Four Right Efforts (or 6R), one activates the Seven Factors.  Recognizing activates Mindfulness, when one sees mind was distracted, and Investigation when one sees tension…
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December 5, 2020 0