FAQ Tag: Noble Eightfold Path

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

Is a jhana only wholesome if delusion is absent?

One is in jhana when the hindrances are absent and when the Enlightenment Factors are present to some degree. For example, in the first and second jhana, there is present…
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December 5, 2020 0

When one talks about wholesome mindstates, is that when the hindrances are absent?

Let’s look at it from the context of Right Effort. These are the four Right Efforts to uproot the unwholesome and generate and maintain the wholesome.  The first two Efforts…
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December 5, 2020 0

Are Effective Application and the 6R’s the same thing?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 1 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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December 2, 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

Is there any guided meditation from you – Delson – at any stage?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 0 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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November 26, 2020 0

What is the relationship between Right Effort and the 6R’s?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 0 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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November 25, 2020 0