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SN 49.1 Four Right Exertions - Dhamma Wheel

SN 49.1 Four Right Exertions

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SN 49.1 Four Right Exertions

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:13 am

From "The Four Right Exertions" in The Wings to Awakening, Thanissaro
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ml#part2-c

There are these four right exertions. Which four? There is the case where a monk generates desire, endeavors, arouses persistence, upholds & exerts his intent for the sake of the non-arising of evil, unskillful qualities that have not yet arisen... for the sake of the abandoning of evil, unskillful qualities that have arisen... for the sake of the arising of skillful qualities that have not yet arisen... (and) for the maintenance, non-confusion, increase, plenitude, development, & culmination of skillful qualities that have arisen. These are the four right exertions.

Just as the River Ganges flows to the east, slopes to the east, inclines to the east, in the same way when a monk develops & pursues the four right exertions, he flows to Unbinding, slopes to Unbinding, inclines to Unbinding.

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Re: SN 49.1 Four Right Exertions

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Re: SN 49.1 Four Right Exertions

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:25 pm

See also this discussion in the Pali forum:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=16600&start=0

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Re: SN 49.1 Four Right Exertions

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:39 pm

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: SN 49.1 Four Right Exertions

Postby polarbear101 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:08 pm

"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: SN 49.1 Four Right Exertions

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Good detective work, sylvester. Than you for your efforts.


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