Can someone tell me that how to know one self's virtue is perfected or well trained?...how do I know my virtue is well developed and taking care of?
"Furthermore, there is the case where you recollect your own virtues: '[They are] untorn, unbroken, unspotted, unsplattered, liberating, praised by the wise, untarnished, conducive to concentration.' At any time when a disciple of the noble ones is recollecting virtue, his mind is not overcome with passion, not overcome with aversion, not overcome with delusion. His mind heads straight, based on virtue. And when the mind is headed straight, the disciple of the noble ones gains a sense of the goal, gains a sense of the Dhamma, gains joy connected with the Dhamma. In one who is joyful, rapture arises. In one who is rapturous, the body grows calm. One whose body is calmed experiences ease. In one at ease, the mind becomes concentrated." - — AN 11.12
And maybe perfected my virtue where it can be fully ready for the practice of the Vipassana and Jhana?
"First establish yourself in the starting point of wholesome states, that is, in purified moral discipline and in right view. Then, when your moral discipline is purified and your view straight, you should practice the four foundations of mindfulness" (SN 47:3)
may I know what's the differences of aversion and ill-will in the hindrance? Because I read that the hindrance is torpor, restlessness, sensual desires, doubt and ill-will in accesstoinsight that website. So I was wondering which would be more accurate? Aversion or ill-will?
unspoken wrote:Can someone tell me that how to know one self's virtue is perfected or well trained? I have been taking up the five precepts and try to abstain myself from unwholesome conducts and acts.
But how do I know my virtue is well developed and taking care of? And maybe perfected my virtue where it can be fully ready for the practice of the Vipassana and Jhana? Any sutta that refer and discuss about distinguishing one's virtue level?
With Metta and some confusion
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