Thursday, April 4, 2019

Dreaming Darkly & Dharma - #AtoZChallenge

Dreaming Darkly

  • The nature of reality regarded as a universal truth taught by the Buddha; the teaching of Buddhism.
  • An aspect of truth or reality.
To develop this freedom, one must practice habits of ethical conduct, thought, and meditation that enable one to move along the path. These habits include:
  • Right understanding. Really knowing, for example, that unwholesome acts and thoughts have consequences, as do wholesome acts and thoughts.
  • Right intention. Recognizing that actions are shaped by habits of anger and self-centeredness, or by habits of compassion, understanding, and love.
  • Right speech. Recognizing the moral implications of speech. Truthfulness.
  • Right action. Observing the five precepts at the foundation of all morality: not killing, not stealing, not engaging in sexual misconduct, not lying, and not clouding the mind with intoxicants.
  • Right livelihood. Earning a living in ways that are consonant with the basic precepts.
  • Right effort. Cultivating this way of living with the attention, the patience, and the perseverance that it takes to cultivate a field.
  • Right mindfulness. Developing “presence of mind” through the moment-to-moment awareness of meditation practice, including mindfulness of breathing, mindfulness of walking, and mindfulness of bodily sensations.
  • Right concentration. Developing the ability to bring the dispersed and distracted mind and heart to a center, a focus, and to see clearly through that focused mind and heart.
10 Rules:
  • Patience (dhriti)
  • Forgiveness (kshama)
  • Piety or self-control (dama)
  • Honesty (asteya)
  • Sanctity (shauch)
  • Control of senses )indraiya-nigrah)
  • Reason (dhi)
  • Knowledge or learning (vidya)
  • Truthfulness (satya)
  • Absence of anger (krodha)

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