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    Conclusion: The Characteristics of a Virtuous One - Read 12303 times
Conclusion: The Characteristics of a Virtuous OneIt was due to the great compassion of the Lord Buddha that he deigned to teach Noble Discipline, not only for monks, but for householders too, in the form of Noble Self-Discipline for Householders [gihivinaya], as a guideline for achieving happiness in life and developing society. Meditation Meditation for Beginners   Conclusion: The Characteristics of a Virtuous One   compassion of the Lord Buddha that he deigned to teach Noble Discipline   It was due to the great compassion of the Lord Buddha that he deigned to teach Noble Discipline, not only for monks, but for householders too, in the form of Noble Self-Discipline for Householders [gihivinaya], as a guideline for achieving happiness in life and developing society. Thus the Target Character Traits for which society awaits are four (see table opposite): The relationship between these Four Target Character Trais whom society awaits can be summarized diagrammatically as shown in the diagram (ess page 64):    principle characteristics of the virtuous person for whom society awaits   Having recognized the principle char..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Meeting Monks Often. - Read 12269 times
Meeting Monks Often.Both of them when compared, result in the latter one being a much more exceptional and desirable happiness that nothing could be compared with. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Meeting Monks Often.   It’s a physical happiness classified as external happiness.   There are two kinds of Happiness:   1. Sensual indulgence: It’s a physical happiness classified as external happiness.   2. Another is meditation, which is not adhering to the material aspects of life but creates a peace of mind and wisdom classified as an Inner peace for the Enlightened one.   Both of them when compared, result in the latter one being a much more exceptional and desirable happiness that nothing could be compared with.     It’s the happiness that we could not expect and we are not accustomed to.   It’s the happiness that we could not expect and we are not accustomed to. It’s a kind of individual matter, even though we have r..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Being A Docile Person. - Read 12271 times
Being A Docile Person.However those of no endurance could not be tolerant when taught or advised by others. Furthermore they feel aggrieved and argue because of mischievous habits. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Being A Docile Person.   They endure difficulties with patience no matter how bad the weather may be.   Some people in the world are qualified in the four categories of Endurance   As in the following:   1. They endure difficulties with patience no matter how bad the weather may be.   2. They endure the misery of illness no matter how ill they are.   3. They endure caustic remarks no matter who speaks with biting sarcasm or a sharp tongue.   4. They endure the temptation of defilements no matter how much they are provoked.     They endure the misery of illness no matter how ill they are.   However those of no endurance could not be tolerant when taught or advised by others. Furthermore they feel aggrieve..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Mechanism # 4 : Practising our Dutise in the Six Directions & Conserving the Environment - Read 12515 times
Mechanism # 4 : Practising our Dutise in the Six Directions & Conserving the EnvironmentWhen talking of our environment, the Lord Buddha meant both the people that surround us and the natural environment that surrounds us: Meditation Meditation for Beginners   Mechanism # 4 : Practising our Dutise in the Six Directions & Conserving the Environment   using a tree to die an offence at the level of pacittiya; When talking of our environment, the Lord Buddha meant both the people that surround us and the natural environment that surrounds us:   1. The people in our surroundings: The people who are closest to us in society are the six groups mentioned in the ‘six directions’. For a person to achieve true success and happiness in life, they have to keep up a good relationship with all six groups mentioned in the six directions, while at the same time taking responsibility for the duties owed to each of tem (as detailed in Chapter 6)   2. Our natural surroundings: as already mentioned in the definitions, our natural su..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Endurance. - Read 12279 times
Endurance.“khanti” means Endurance, referring to maintaining our normal condition of mind and body when affected with something unpleasant or dissatisfying. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Endurance.   Without “Khanti”, nothing was done.   “khanti” means Endurance, referring to maintaining our normal condition of mind and body when affected with something unpleasant or dissatisfying.   Whatever small or large responsibilities have been accomplished in the World have occurred not only depending on the wisdom of the achiever but also from a foundation of morals known as “Khanti”     “khanti” means Endurance, referring to maintaining our normal condition of mind   Without “Khanti”, nothing was done. Because Khanti is a kind of moral, it prevents us from being downhearted or discouraged, but instead encourages us to be diligent, and patient, and to view any obstacles as a test of ability.   Therefore it might be said that achieveme..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Dhamma Listening To The Occasion. - Read 12212 times
Dhamma Listening To The Occasion.Dhamma listening to fit the occasion is listening to Lord Buddha’s teachings on the proper occasion. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Dhamma Listening To The Occasion.   which lead to the source of all virtue and goodness.   Dhamma listening to fit the occasion is listening to Lord Buddha’s teachings on the proper occasion.   The meaning refers to spending time listening to the Dhamma as much as possible. With every possible moment we can devote to the study of the Dhamma, we will enable ourselves to develop mental acuity and increase the intellect of our minds to lay the roadmap to right view {Sammaditthi}.     Listening to the Dhamma from a good friend in word and deed   Ringht view is the wisdom of right understanding according to the facts of life and the world that exists: what right and wrong are, what good or bad deeds are, what merit or sin is, what to do and what not to ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Target Character Trait # 4 : Responsibility towards the Environment - Read 12425 times
Target Character Trait # 4 : Responsibility towards the EnvironmentHaving responsibility towards the environment means having responsibility both towards the natural environment (by conservation) and our immediate human environment (by performing our duties towards the ‘ six directions’ discussed earlier). Meditation Meditation for Beginners   Target Character Trait # 4 : Responsibility towards the Environment   Having responsibility towards the environment   Having responsibility towards the environment means having responsibility both towards the natural environment (by conservation) and our immediate human environment (by performing our duties towards the ‘ six directions’ discussed earlier). The Lord Buddha taught:   responsibility both towards the natural environment   “once the noble disciples have restrained themselves from the fourteen forms of unwholesome behavior, if they are able to perform their duties in the six directions, they will win both heaven and earth for themselves, they will win both heaven and earth for themselves, achieving happiness both in this world and the next…” &nb..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Filial Piety. - Read 12293 times
Filial Piety.The rainwater will be evaporating back into the sky if there is only rain from the sky, without water reservoired in a valley, canal or ocean. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Filial Piety.   Both kinds of individuals help to foster progress in the world.   The rainwater will be evaporating back into the sky if there is only rain from the sky, without water reservoired in a valley,  canal or ocean. Sooner or later there will be no rain any more. The world will be extremely dry and all the earth will be turned into desert.   Hence, in order to live we would need to rely on each other’s support and exchange services and goods with each other (Barter system).   All living beings normally live with happiness, away from sufferings because of the following!   1. Upakara, which is to subsidize each other.   2. Patikara, which is to repay a benefactor’s kindness.     a son pays back debts of gratitu..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Mechanism # 3 : Abstention from the Six Roads to Ruin - Read 12251 times
Mechanism # 3 : Abstention from the Six Roads to RuinThose who have refined minds can foresee that resources in this world are limited. They try to share their incomes with other people in the society, nation, and the world for the benefit of each individual as just as possible. Meditaiton Meditation for Beginners   Mechanism # 3 : Abstention from the Six Roads to Ruin    In gambling, it is true that when somebody wins, the other must lose.   Those who have refined minds can foresee that resources in this world are limited. They try to share their incomes with other people in the society, nation, and the world for the benefit of each individual as just as possible. They perform their careers diligently and choose to work in wholesome careers because they are capable of distinguishing between right and wrong. They realize that unwholesome and illegal careers are not appropriate for their human dignity.   Regarding spending, they foresee the harmfulness of poverty and debt, and thus always remind themselves not to spend money extravagantly. They have good discipline concern..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Contentment. - Read 12336 times
Contentment.A hungry dog had only gruel enough for seven days. On the 8 th day he wanted to eat rice. He then had rice for seven days. Meditation Meditaton for Peace   Contentment.   A hungry dog had only gruel enough for seven days.   A hungry dog had only gruel enough for seven days. On the 8 th day he wanted to eat rice. He then had rice for seven days. The next day he wanted only food; then he had food for another seven days. The day after that, he wanted to eat food together with the homeowner.   This kind of dog must be chased away since he is never content.   Being discontented could occur to any being, no matter who they   Are: human, animal, the rich or the poor, the knowledgeable one or the ignorant one, male or female. A good person could be transformed into a bad person.     This kind of dog must be chased away since he is never content.   Being discontented is a condition that perpet..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Mechanism # 2: Abstention from the Four Forms of Bias - Read 12240 times
Mechanism # 2: Abstention from the Four Forms of BiasBias may occur whenever two persons are together. If we are not careful, bias can start from our mind. It will never happen if we have responsibility for our own human dignity because the true cause of bias is the untrained mind. Meditatin Meditatin for Beginners   Mechanism #2: Abstention from the Four Forms of Bias   Bias may occur whenever two persons are together.   The Origin of Bias   Bias may occur whenever two persons are together. If we are not careful, bias can start from our mind. It will never happen if we have responsibility for our own human dignity because the true cause of bias is the untrained mind.   As stated earlier, those who have an untrained mind are generally narrow-minded. They do not reflect carefully before they act. They always do things shoddily and think only of their own benefit. These people are jealous and envious of others. Those of untrained mind generally are biased and have unethical thoughts.   If we are not careful, bias can start from our mind.   The narrow-minded t..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Humility. - Read 12342 times
Humility.During a dry season, extremely dried soil in as field can become hydrated (reunited ) again when it rains. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Humility.   Humility is humbleness, lowliness   During a dry season, extremely dried soil in as field can become hydrated (reunited ) again when it rains. But sand and small rough rock could not be reunited together even if it rains cats and dogs.   A green leafy tree will adapt itself to escape from strong winds but a dead tree still stands  against the odds when facing wind. It will definitely be broken in two when facing strong winds. The latter tree will not grow even though it received plenty of water.     A green leafy tree will adapt itself to escape from strong winds   A metaphor for a person without humility is likened to one who could not be united with others kike the small rugh rock. It will not be prosperous or progress in life, and..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Target Character Trait # 2 : Responsibility for the human dignity of others - Read 12297 times
Target Character Trait # 2 : Responsibility for the human dignity of othersBias because of desire [chandagati]; results in unjust treatment due to the influence of personal love and pleasure. Meditation Meditation for Beginners   Target Character Trait # 2 : Responsibility for the human dignity of others   This bias is the cause of corruption at all levels.   Bias is the act of prejudice that leads to unjust situations.   The four forms of bias comprise:   - Bias because of desire [chandagati]; results in unjust treatment due to the influence of personal love and pleasure. One commits the inappropriate actions such as giving beneficial gain to someone who does not deserve it while ignoring the deserved one. One may decide to do so because the receivers are one’s relatives or favorite friends. This bias is the cause of corruption at all levels.     originates from the feeling of anger within one’s mind.     - Bias because of hatred [dosagati]; orig..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Respectfulness. - Read 12281 times
Respectfulness.Knowledge of each object or material we encounter accrding to its genuine specific qualifications will be much more useful to us in the long run than if we are ignorant of their properties. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Respectfulness.   qualifications will be much more useful to us in the long run than   Knowledge of each object or material we encounter accrding to its genuine specific qualifications will be much more useful to us in the long run than if we are ignorant of their properties.   For instance: a scientist knows the capacity of metal to produce electricity or knows the qualifications of radiation that benefit curing cancer.   It is easy for us to utilize effects properly when knowing the qualifications and capabilities of the substances we are dealing with.   On the contrary, it is difficult for us to know all things correspondent to the facts related to their qualities, but not for the Wise, due to their qualifications to assess them.     &n..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Target Character Trait # 1: Responsibility for ones own human dignity - Read 12413 times
Target Character Trait # 1: Responsibility for ones own human dignityThe first three defilements of actions are physical evil action. The fourth is verbal evil action. The fourth is verbal evil action. Meditation Meditation for Beginners   Target Character Trait # 1: Responsibility for ones own human dignity    In Buddhism restraint from these behaviours is covered in the first four of the Five Precepts.   According to the Lord Buddha, the defilements of action comprise:   1. Killing and hurting people or animals [panatipata];   2. Stealing or taling what is not given [adinnadana]   3. Adultery or sexual intercourse outside marriage [kamesumicchacara]:   4. Telling lies and false speech [musavada];     Stealing or taling what is not given     Killing and hurting people or animals   The first three defilements of actions are physical evil action. The fourth is verbal evil action. The fourth is verbal evil action. The virtuo..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Carefulness In All Dhamma. - Read 12236 times
Carefulness In All Dhamma.The nature of a mind is always thinking and wandering. Normally one’s mind is often unconscious and indulges in the five sensual pleasures namely: forms, odors, sounds and tangible objects that usually tempt one to do bad deeds with his/her body, speech and mind. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Carefulness In All Dhamma.   The nature of a mind is always thinking and wandering.   The nature of a mind is always thinking and wandering. Normally one’s mind is often unconscious and indulges in the five sensual pleasures namely: forms, odors, sounds and tangible objects that usually tempt one to do bad deeds with his/her body, speech and mind.   When the thoughts are stuck in bad actions, then the good thoughts will disappear, all of which will make a shamble of our world.     which is based on good care is an attempt at a sound foundation in life   The Dhamma work, which is based on good care is an attempt at a sound foundation in life, but will not sustain people’s dedication to follow it. The result would cause a person to not continue to pers..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Discipline of the Enlightened Ones - Read 12298 times
The Discipline of the Enlightened Ones“(I count amongst my) noble disciples those who have the self-discipline to refrain from the Four Defilements of Action, who restrain themselves from the Four Forms of Bias and who do not indulge in the Six Directions…” Meditation Meditation for Beginners   The Discipline of the Enlightened Ones   we may conclude that vinaya means rules and regulations used to guide one’s physical   The essence of the Lord Buddha’s discourse delivered to Singala is as the following:   “(I count amongst my) noble disciples those who have the self-discipline to refrain from the Four Defilements of Action, who restrain themselves from the Four Forms of Bias and who do not indulge in the Six Directions…”   1.Discipline[vinaya]   The word “vinaya’ or ‘discipline’, as it appears in Buddhist scripture, has various meanings. However, we may conclude that vinaya means rules and regulations used to guide one’s physical and verbal actions in the direction of goodness and purity, and ultimately to the advantage of society at large. ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Avoidance of Drinking Alcohol. - Read 12287 times
The Avoidance of Drinking Alcohol.A human’s mind is something subtle, hardly to be seen and always immersed in cravings as follows: Meditation Meditation for Peace   The Avoidance of Drinking Alcohol.   Difficulty to be in control.   A human’s mind is something subtle, hardly to be seen and always immersed in cravings as follows:   1. Struggling to satisfy lust.   2. Cunning to be sly.   3. Difficulty to maintain oneself.   4. Difficulty to be in control.   Though one does not smoke, drink, or is not addicted to drugs, one is still drunk.     A human’s mind is something subtle   What one is heavily drunk on is the indulgence in wanting to be young, in preventing illness, or in prolonging life, all of which are no path to real happiness.   The more one gets drunk from alcohol or addicted to drugs however, the more he/she could perform bad deeds.   Medita..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Origin of the Singalovada Sutta - Read 12292 times
The Origin of the Singalovada SuttaOnce upon a time, there was young man named Singala who was extremely arrogant. Singala did not listen to his parents’ advice despite the fact they were already enlightened beings-thus he had no idea of right or wrong. Meditation Meditation for Beginners   The Origin of the Singalovada Sutta    it is easy and possible to train them to be good and virtuous.   Once upon a time, there was young man named Singala who was extremely arrogant. Singala did not listen to his parents’ advice despite the fact they were already enlightened beings-thus he had no idea of right or wrong.   In desperation, Simgala’s father gave his son a short teaching while on his deathbed. “Son! Promise me just one thing before I die-make sure you pay respect to the six directions each day.” The father requested this because he predicted that one day in the future Lord Buddha or some enlightened one [arahant] would see his son paying respect to the different directions and deliver a teaching to allow him to know the real meaning of this practice..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Avoidance of All Evil. - Read 12234 times
The Avoidance of All Evil.Absolutely all human beings are sentenced to die. If a prisoner, who is going to be put to death, goes to his/her execution with joy, they would also be accused of insanity. Meditation Meditation for Peace   The Avoidance of All Evil.   Absolutely all human beings are sentenced to die.   Absolutely all human beings are sentenced to die. If a prisoner, who is going to be put to death, goes to his/her execution with joy, they would also be accused of insanity.   Actually one knows that one will have to die eventually, but is still careless in life, One should ask oneself how crazy is one? With this on their shoulders they behave the same as a quarrelling animal. Do avoid all bad actions, Please.   A person is composed of body and mind. Our body is controlled by our mind, which is the most important component.   Lord Buddha said, “A Mind is great and a leader of everything. So everything is finished {completed} with the mind.”   Lord Buddha said, “A Mind..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Primitive Belief - Read 12258 times
Primitive BeliefPeople have to face a mixture of happiness and suffering throughout their lives. It is likely that the proportion of suffering usually exceeds happiness. Meditation Meditation for Beginners   Primitive Belief   It is likely that the proportion of suffering usually exceeds happiness.   People have to face a mixture of happiness and suffering throughout their lives. It is likely that the proportion of suffering usually exceeds happiness. In times of trouble, when we are prone to fear and worry about catastrophe, many of us search for physical and mental refuges that we hope can protect us from lurking dangers.   People have to face a mixture of happiness and suffering throughout their lives.   Since ancient times, many people have sought refuges by praying to sacred ones to fulfill their wishes. They believe that the sacred supernatural power entities in the nature such as mountains, trees, rivers, stars, the moon, the sun, or other deities can..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Blameless Work. - Read 12266 times
Blameless Work.It sweat does not perspire, it will be trapped and changed into tears. Hence, after being born as a human, a person must work and place his hope in future generations. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Blameless Work.   It’s the kind of work that if expanded, would provide relief and benefit to al of society.   It sweat does not perspire, it will be trapped and changed into tears. Hence, after being born as a human, a person must work and place his hope in future generations. Then he will be worthy of respect as a teacher.   Actually Buddhism is against Laziness but it promotes Diligence and offers praise to a diligent person. So the person is taught to work harder and harder for him/herself first then for their Parents , family, religin and for their close relatives to more distant ones and so on,     It sweat does not perspire, it will be trapped and changed into tears.   So blameless work is the work is the work that would not be faulty, not ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Concepts for the instilling of Core Values - Read 12262 times
Concepts for the instilling of Core ValuesAll that has been mentioned in the forgoing chapter are virtues which need to be instilled in the hearts of the people destined for self-improvement-because anyone with positive core values has the seeds of growing up into the sort of person for whom society is crying out. Meditation Meditation for Beginners   Concepts for the instilling of Core Values   Innstilling positive core values is impossible unless emphasis is placed on regular training.   All that has been mentioned in the forgoing chapter are virtues which need to be instilled in the hearts of the people destined for self-improvement-because anyone with positive core values has the seeds of growing up into the sort of person for whom society is crying out.   Innstilling positive core values is impossible unless emphasis is placed on regular training. The success of such training depends on many factors, such as the natural environment, the human environment and the state of society as a whole. If these factors are amenable, training will meet with success without undue difficulty.   Such training however..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Looking After Our Extended Family. - Read 12237 times
Looking After Our Extended Family.All trees living together in the woods can live for a long time because each of them helps bump against a storm together. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Looking After Our Extended Family.   All trees living together in the woods can live for a long time   All trees living together in the woods can live for a long time because each of them helps bump against a storm together.   On the contrary, a lonely big tree standing alone against a storm in a forest could be easily destroued.   Relatives mean ones who are close to us. They are reliable to us. Looking after our Extended Family means helping those mentioned above.   Looking after our Extended Family means helping those mentioned above.   There are four calamities of human life: birth, old age, illness and death. Although we may have a lot of money, but do not utilixe it by helping our relatives, we lose our chances to spend our money and help o..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Having Moral Conduct. - Read 12280 times
Having Moral Conduct.Before knowing what good and bad deeds is, or what merit and sin is, we have to have already performed many bad deeds. Certainly, when bad deeds bear fruit we nust have been affected by what we did. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Having Moral Conduct.   Absolutely refraining from speaking falsely in all cases.   Before knowing what good and bad deeds is, or what merit and sin is, we have to have already performed many bad deeds. Certainly, when bad deeds bear fruit we nust have been affected by what we did.   Whoever never performed badly in the past will be survivors. Therefore the way to prevent bad results and revise the pattern of negative occurrences is behave according to the moral conducts as comprised of the following:     Absolutely refraining from killing or taking all life.   Having moral conduct means refraining from the Ten kinds of Evil namely:   1. Absolutely refraining from killing or taking all life.   2. Absolutely refraining from s..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Relationship of Core Values to the Eightfold Path - Read 12300 times
The Relationship of Core Values to the Eightfold PathPositive Core Values, or ‘Right View’ as it is called in Buddhism, will motivate one to practise in unhesitating accordance with the teachings of spirituality, our creativity and life assumptions corresponding more and more to the guidelines of the spiritual purity. Meditation Meditation for Beginners   The Relationship of Core Values to the Eightfold Path   it will lead to a cycle of ever-increasing purity of mind   Positive Core Values, or ‘Right View’ as it is called in Buddhism, will motivate one to practise in unhesitating accordance with the teachings of spirituality, our creativity and life assumptions corresponding more and more to the guidelines of the spiritual purity. There will be no thought to harm others, and on the contrary the only thoughts arising in the mind will be the thought to accumulate wholesome karma, so that one day in the future, one can attain the same virtues as those exemplified by the Lord Buddha. One will want to be virtuous for virtue’s sake, not to look as if one is doing good for some ulterior motive. These are the characteristics of Right..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Giving Or Charity. - Read 12226 times
Giving Or Charity.In reference to the uncomplicated and immidiate benefits of giving, these mertorious acts make our faith more firmly rooted and create greater opportunities to acquire more wisdom. Meditation Meditation for Peace Giving Or Charity.   But “Giving” prevents us from all three mentioned above.   Why do we have to give or donate first?   It’s because of the following four reasons:   1. Giving {Dana} is the first step towards going to heaven for the nest life and it’s the easiest method of performing good deeds or gaining merit.   2. Giving will be our provision for the future without any danger, and will provide the benefit of comfort for anyone who still remains in the birth cycle {Samsara} for this life and the next life.   3. Giving directly leads us to the path of Nirvana and supports other pursuits towards perfection.   4. These superb reasons contribute to one’s escape from the cycle of birth and death.   Giving will be our pr..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Core Value # 10: Wise enlightened ones exist - Read 12231 times
Core Value # 10: Wise enlightened ones existIf someone whose mind has been illuminated by a proper understanding of the nine previous sorts of core value has the chance to meet up with a wise ‘good friend ‘ [kalyanamitta], they will appreciate how the level of illumination in their ownn mind has increased as the result of behaviour. Meditation Meditation for Beginners   Core Value# 10: Wise enlightened ones exist   insight into the true nature of the world   If someone whose mind has been illuminated by a proper understanding of the nine previous sorts of core value has the chance to meet up with a wise ‘good friend ‘ [kalyanamitta], they will appreciate how the level of illumination in their ownn mind has increased as the result of behaviour. They will appreciate thought, that if they were to practise strictly, continuously and earnestly according to the guidelines laid down by the Lord Buddha, apart from an increased purity of body, speech and mind, the inner brightness will be magnified to the extent that they will be able to penetrate the real truths of the world as is encapsulated by the word ,insinght, [vipassana].   If some..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Not Leaving One’s Work Undone. - Read 12248 times
Not Leaving One’s Work Undone.It’s inevitable for us to avoid our life’s duties since we were bom starting from our duties as children, as brothers, as sisters, as pupils, as people, as husbands, as wives, as parents, as monks, as nuns, as leaders, as slaves, etc. Meditation Meditation for Peace Not Leaving One’s Work Undone.   In conclusion, this applies to ALL work needing to be done perfectly.   It’s inevitable for us to avoid our life’s duties since we were bom starting from our duties as children, as brothers, as sisters, as pupils, as people, as husbands, as wives, as parents, as monks, as nuns, as leaders, as slaves, etc.   Each of them has work to be done, If not, he/she would be one who trifled with work. In other cases, they may have done it, but did not completely finish it. He/she may not pay all of their attention to the work through to its completion. With all good intentions but poor execution of skill to do the work, it can only be inauspicious.   Each of them has work to be done, If not, he/she would be one who trifled with work.   Henc..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Cherishing One, s Children. - Read 12232 times
Cherishing One, s Children.One day we must grow old and die. What we really need each moment is delight, and exaltation to clear and freshen our minds. Meditation Meditation for Peace Cherishing One, s Children.   One day we must grow old and die.   One day we must grow old and die. What we really need each moment is delight, and exaltation to clear and freshen our minds.   The delight will happen in our minds whenever the good deeds or meritorious work we performed bring forth their result. The more we expess good actions, the more we are delightful. This extends the length of our lives and promotes fine health as well. This applies to our responsibility for teaching our children these lessons from the Buddha as well as cherishing them as their Bodhi minds develop.   The greatest masterpiece for meditators is to extinguish defilements in one’s mind. Thus, the greatest masterpiece for all worldly people is to have and raise good children.   ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Core Value # 9 : Spontaneously arising beings exist - Read 12241 times
Core Value # 9 : Spontaneously arising beings existThis ninth form of core value is acceptance of the existence of spontaneously arising beings-beings which arise not because of their parents but as the result of karmic action they have committed themselves in the past. Meditation Meditation for Beginners Core Value#9: Spontaneously arising beings exist   It is not difficult to understand ‘spontaneous-arising’ if one understands the four modes of birth   This ninth form of core value is acceptance of the existence of spontaneously arising beings-beings which arise not because of their parents but as the result of karmic action they have committed themselves in the past. It is not difficult to understand ‘spontaneous-arising’ if one understands the four modes of birth:   1. Beings hatched from an egg [andaja]: such as birds and reptiles; 2.Ovariparous animals [jalabuja]: beings born in or from the womb, mostly mammals, such as humans and dogs; 3. Beings arising in moist areas, stagnant water, corpses, or rotting food [samsetaja] such as mosquitos or paramecia; 4. S..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Cherishing One’s Parents. - Read 12260 times
When it is time for a tree abundant with water, soil and air to bear fruits but it doesn’t, it eventually must be cut down or destroyed. Meditation Meditation for Peace Cherishing One’s Parents.   Through a hundred years of being grateful to the parents from their child   When it is time for a tree abundant with water, soil and air to bear fruits but it doesn’t, it eventually must be cut down or destroyed.   One who possesses knowledge but does nothing constructing constructive is a worthless person who could not live with others.   To be diligent, and dedicated to doing good deeds, as a human, one must start by carrying out these deeds towards the ones who are the closest to us, which are our parents.   To prove whether gold is real or not, you burn it with fire or put it in acid.   To observe how good a person is , is to see how well he/she took care of their parents.   To observe how good a person is , is to se..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Artfulness In Speech - Read 12268 times
Artfulness In SpeechPhysical potential is also known as capability. Another ability is known as finesse of speech. Meditation Meditation for Peace Artfulness In Speech   Physical potential is also known as capability.   To do perfect deeds, we must prepare ourselves as follows:   1. Always acquire new knowledge (being a wise person). 2. Train yourself to be a capable individual (Artfulness). 3. Our wisdom and ability must be supervised under discipline.   Our wisdom and ability must be supervised under discipline.   Physical potential is also known as capability. Another ability is known as finesse of speech. Whoever is well trained in this category, who can display his/her finesse of speech will be more outstanding in his/her action, such as the capability of more successfully spreading buddhism, This finesse of speech which helps to create a person of good character in known as well spol..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Core Value # 8 : We are endebted to our father - Read 12211 times
Core Value # 8 : We are endebted to our fatherThis eighth form of core value indicates that a child acknowledges his or her debt of gratitude to his father. The debt of gratitude a person has tovards their father is the same as that they have towards their mother, i.e,: Meditation Medtation for Beginners Core Value # 8 : We are endebted to our father   The gift of life   This eighth form of core value indicates that a child acknowledges his or her debt of gratitude to his father. The debt of gratitude a person has tovards their father is the same as that they have towards their mother, i.e,:   - The gift of life; - Birth in human form; - The human blueprint for our mind.   The human blueprint for our mind.   That the expecting mother has to bear the weight of the unborn child in her womb for nine or ten months, sometimes leads people to understand that the debt of gratitude towards their mother should be larger than that towards their father. In fact, our mother and father have an equal share in the responsibility for bringing us into the worl..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Artfulness In conduct - Read 12238 times
Artfulness In conductA sharpened knife without a sheath or a dangerous bomb without a safety bolt: they could be equally advantageous or disadvantageous depending, because of their lack of a controlling mechanism. Meditation Meditation for Peace Artfulness In conduct.   she may choose improperly and end up destroying him/herself in return.   A sharpened knife without a sheath or a dangerous bomb without a safety bolt: they could be equally advantageous or disadvantageous depending, because of their lack of a controlling mechanism.   Likewise, wisdom and ability reflect great Learning & Artfulness.   Both of them help to solve all problems and create now things. But without underlying discipline, disaster will come as a result.   Likewise, wisdom and ability reflect great Learning & Artfulness.   When one can not consider what should be done or not, what should be said or not, what should be seen or not etc., he/she may choose improperly and end up destroying him/herself in return.   ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Core Value # 7 : We are endebted to our mother - Read 12252 times
Core Value # 7 : We are endebted to our motherThis seventh form of core value indicates that a person acknowledges hos or her debr of gratitude to his mother. Meditation Meditation for Beginners Core Value # 7 : We are endebted to our mother   a person acknowledges his or her debt of gratitude to his mother.   This seventh form of core value indicates that a person acknowledges his or her debt of gratitude to his mother. Buddhists in all traditions in the world acknowledge that they have a huge debt of gratitude to their mother, giving rise to the Buddhist proverb: ‘If you were to take the world as your pen and the sky as your paper, using the water in the seven oceans as your ink, even if you were to write down all the good things a parent has done for their child until all the water in the ocean were exhausted, one would still not have come to an end of all the things for which a child is endebted to their parents,” Even so , to appreciate the debt of gratitude one has to..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Artfulness In The Application of Knowledge. - Read 12298 times
Artfulness In The Application of Knowledge.The benefits we will get from planting apple trees depend o their productiveness. At the first period of planting called the pre-pro-ductivity stage, the apple trees have only trunks, branches and leaves. Meditation Meditation for Peace Artfulness In The Application of Knowledge.   artfulness means knowing how to apply the knowledge wisely.   The benefits we will get from planting apple trees depend o their productiveness. At the first period of planting called the pre-pro-ductivity stage, the apple trees have only trunks, branches and leaves.   Our knowledge or being well educated is compared to pre-self-preparation before working.   The knowledge will be useful to us when we know how to apply it to bring forth the most benefits for ourselves and for all.   In the core of Buddhism, artfulness means knowing how to apply the knowledge wisely.   No matter how intelligent a person is he/she could not succeed in life if they do not know how to apply it wisely, which is the same as the proverb,..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Learning To Be Learned - Read 12239 times
Learning To Be LearnedOur life is surrounded by misery and decay appearing together since our birth, that we are distasteful towards. The things we prefer are happiness and the ability to progress in life. Meditation Meditation for Peace Learning To Be Learned   With wisdom. though in the midst of misery, we are happy.   Our life is surrounded by misery and decay appearing together since our birth, that we are distasteful towards. The things we prefer are happiness and the ability to progress in life.   These foner qualities are acquired by wisdom.   When lacking in wisdom, our health declines, our economic state is in recession, our relatives depart and suffering enters into our life from all directions.   The things we prefer are happiness and the ability to progress in life.   With wisdom, though in the midst of failure, we are a success. With wisdom. though in the midst of misery, we are happy. With wisdom, though in the midst of poverty, we are wealthy. With wisdom, though in the m..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Establishing Oneself Properly - Read 12284 times
Establishing Oneself ProperlyA merchant can be wealthy be wealthy because of acquiring a favorable. Location, making sound investments and demonstrating good management. Meditation Meditation for Peace Establishing Oneself Properly   Location, making sound investments and demonstrating good management.   A merchant can be wealthy be wealthy because of acquiring a favorable. Location, making sound investments and demonstrating good management.   A gardener can be prosperous because of utilizing good soul, choosing quality-selected seeds and exhibiting good management.   So, before our accumulated merit will be in short supply   A layperson that dwells in a favorable place and has Merit accrued from previous lives but does not continue carrying out further good deeds, will eventually be bereft of merit (Punna), as well as not being suppoted by his/her environment, and will depart this life early,   So, before our accumulated merit will be in short supply, w..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Core Value # 6: There is life after death - Read 12630 times
Core Value # 6: There is life after deathThis core value surmises the continuity of life after death. Life does not simply cease when we die. Only the physical body will decompose, but our spirit will comtinue its journey. This view is shared in one way or another by nearly every form of organized religion. Meditation Meditation for Beginners Core Value # 6: There is life after death   This core value surmises the continuity of life after death.   This core value surmises the continuity of life after death. Life does not simply cease when we die. Only the physical body will decompose, but our spirit will comtinue its journey. This view is shared in one way or another by nearly every form of organized religion. In fact, whether or not one believes it or not, this core value is positive in its implications because it means that the results of peoples’ actions during their lifetime are not nullified but continue to give their results even after death. It gives a sense of responsibility from one lifetime to another. It leads to the implication that if you love yourself, then you have to think of your future.   de..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques