Our conversation in "A Difficult Situation" became 're-conditioned' into a quack about wholesome behaviour, the taints, and generally, desires, grasping, sila, sanna and how to deal with unpleasant people, places and things. Which, actually, can be a 'difficult situation' How does one act wisely when dealing with annoying people? How does one restrain and control that mind - that "ever present constant "I" (Wallace Stevens) that we struggle with.
Dhamma Spoon thoughtfully provided a sutta as a basis for discussion:http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka%20...%20.ntbb.html
"And what, friends, is the unwholesome, what is the root of the unwholesome, what is the wholesome, what is the root of the wholesome? ...
"When, friends, a noble disciple understands the taints, the origin of the taints, the cessation of the taints, and the way leading to the cessation of the taints, in that way he is one of right view, whose view is straight, who has perfect confidence in the Dhamma and has arrived at this true Dhamma.
"And what are the taints, what is the origin of the taints, what is the cessation of the taints, what is the way leading to the cessation of the taints?
Otay kiddies - have at it. Rambly posts are welcome here
Right now going nighty-night on Mt. Meru,