FAQ Tag: wholesome

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

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

Is it okay to take different objects of meditation for sitting, in different situations?

Yes. This is development really, and one of the things that’s happened is, that it has become mostly fixed one-pointed awareness practice in many cases. This is causing problems, sometimes,…
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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

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

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

You explained you can’t have both wholesome and unwholesome thoughts at the same time; does that mean one jumps in and out of a jhana?

Jhana is from the word the root dhy and this has many translations possible; seeing, understanding. And this is what we do in meditation, where you’re practicing this clarity of…
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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

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