Meditation for PeaceCharacteristics of an appropriate area:Shelter that is convenient and comfortable1. Shelter that is convenient and comfortableWe should be in a place that is in a good geographical location. In terms of geography the altitude of the land should not be too low or too high. The weather should not be too hot or too cold.Our house should be somewhere free from flooding, threat of subsidence and built on land that is appropriate for housing.There should also be ample utilities i.e., electricity and water supply, the schools must be suitable and in good conditions plus there needs to be adequate and good ventilation in both public buildings and our homes too.Food is available and healthy:Preferably the area in which we live should be fairly quiet, with parks and sport fields for exercise and the area needs to be maintained for our safety and general health.There should be shops sited in the area of your residences and the transportation and communication links should be convenient and safe.2. Food is available and healthy:The area should produce and supply good quality food, having markets nearby an area where agriculture is in production so that the food will be sufficient.Clean, safe drinking water is also an essential of life and therefore we need to know that this can be supplied and that there is enough to meet our needs.Our employment should provide enough of a salary to enable us to provide adequately for everyone in our family.Good people residing in the area:3.Good people residing in the area:If there are gangs, bullies, criminals, and hooligans in the area this will create a negatiove environment for everyone. So, the majority of people living in the vicinity need to have a good character, positive habits, morality, discipline and a positive outlook to the future of the community.The area should have the Dhamma readily available:4. The area should have the Dhamma readily available:The suitability of a location refers to two characteristics in this context:- Worldly sense: The area should have good educational systems, with good Principals and teachers. Those who govern the land and the government who serve the people and the country should also be efficient, ethical and moral.- Dhamma sense: the area should have monks or spiritual teachers and religious students who are qualified to instruct the citizens in morality and ethical conduct. The inhabitants of the area should practice generosity, observe precepts, listen to sermons, meditate and pray regularly.
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