An explanation of karma. How to benefit ourselves and others by developing the ten virtues.
Archive | August, 2009
How we can use the meditation on taking on the suffering of others to erode our self-centeredness and make our minds stronger.
Promoting unity, gladness, friendship and harmony in the community for our benefit. Not being difficult to live with.
The community is spurred by examples of people who practice well. Helping people restrain from transgressions.
If we have self-restraint, there is less danger of breaking the precepts. We stay mentally alert, able to benefit others while keeping our own dignity.
How to meditate on taking the suffering of others, beginning with taking on the suffering that we will experience in the future.
Dangers of giving others more trust than they can bear and the importance of having realistic expectations. Looking at our own speech to see if it is truthful.
One can easily become satisfied with lesser spiritual goals and miss out on seeking the higher spiritual goals of liberation and enlightenment.
Among the roles of the monastic is to serve the community by teaching the Dharma and acting as a good model for lay people.
Right behavior is a foundation to develop wisdom and great compassion. A description of three present-day Vinaya traditions.