How does one become "a person of integrity"?

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How does one become "a person of integrity"?

Postby Tom » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:36 am

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Re: How does one become "a person of integrity"?

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:39 am

By becoming a sotapanna.
When one is a sotapanna, one's sila from then on is pure.
Thus, a "person of integrity".
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Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: How does one become "a person of integrity"?

Postby Tom » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:04 am

If this sutta is saying that one who isn't "a person of integrity" cannot know who is and who is not "a person of integrity", doesn't that mean that a person who isn't "a person of integrity" but searching for "a person of integrity", won't know for certain if people supposedly speaking Dhamma to them are people "of integrity" or not? If this is the case are there ways to make good guesses in searching for "people of integrity"?

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Re: How does one become "a person of integrity"?

Postby polarbear101 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:11 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: How does one become "a person of integrity"?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:21 am

See also the and the .
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: How does one become "a person of integrity"?

Postby daverupa » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:10 pm

SN 3.11:

"...It is by living together with someone, great king, that his virtue is to be known, and that after a long time, not after a short time; by one who is attentive, not by one who is inattentive; by one who is wise, not by a dullard."

(The pattern repeats for:

It is by dealing with someone --> honesty is to be known
...In adversities --> fortitude...
...In discussion --> wisdom...)

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