FAQ Tag: virtue

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’s the difference between gladness and joy?

This is a sequence that is used in many ways, but usually the Buddha would – when he explained his whole explanation of the Path – get just before the…
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December 25, 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

Did the Buddha, when he was a bodhisattva, practice with arupa jhanas and rejected them?

 Well, I would say this is simply lacking direct experience. The Buddha explains these arupa jhanas so many times, it would be basically putting a lot of what he said…
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December 11, 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

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

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