Conscientiousness

Group of 11 virtuous mental factors

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Part of a series of teachings given through the Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.

  • Guided meditation to watch laziness and generate enthusiasm
  • Mindfulness in terms of awareness of the 10 positive and the 10 negative actions
  • Conscientiousness is the valuing of the 10 positive actions, that produces mindfulness
  • Five different ways of categorizing conscientiousness—former, subsequent, middle, prior to activity, concordant behavior
  • Questions and answers
    • Is it possible to have disturbing attitudes and still be virtuous?
    • Is this analytical meditation?
    • How long should we meditate on a conclusion in analytical meditation?

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