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Core Teachings and Practices for a Lay Follower

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Core Teachings and Practices for a Lay Follower

Postby mettafuture » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:24 pm

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Re: Core Teachings and Practices for a Lay Follower

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:37 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Core Teachings and Practices for a Lay Follower

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:22 am

I think it would be:

1. Meditate
2. Follow the five precepts
3. Meditate
4. Don't be a jerk
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Core Teachings and Practices for a Lay Follower

Postby mettafuture » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:26 am

Thank you very much for your replies.

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Re: Core Teachings and Practices for a Lay Follower

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:31 pm

See my thread Suttas for the Householder in the Theravada for the modern world sub forum. Apologies for not being able to post a link I'm on my phone.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Core Teachings and Practices for a Lay Follower

Postby mettafuture » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:52 pm

Here it is :)
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=259

Thanks.

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Re: Core Teachings and Practices for a Lay Follower

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:12 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Core Teachings and Practices for a Lay Follower

Postby mettafuture » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:40 pm



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