Category Right Effort

Seeing Others as Brothers and Sisters

I’ve heard it said that the practice of seeing others as your own brothers and sisters can be used as an means to develop compassion and eliminate lust toward others. This is a practice I’ve tried to adopt, but I think this is a case when a particular teaching, on it’s own, needs to be […]

Challenge of Eight Precepts

Today I am observing my first Uposatha for 2014 and have been considering some of the challenges I will likely face as the day progresses. The first five precepts aren’t so difficult, but the addition of three can cause certain complexities. These three are: to abstain from food after noon and before dawn to refrain […]

Alone

I have spent a great deal of time alone over this prior weekend and, sitting here as I am right now, I am surprised at just how discontented I am with it. In the past, it hasn’t bothered me, and often was quite pleasant, so this has come to be quite a shock to me. […]

Strangeness; Perceiving the Unwholesome

It is a strange feeling, looking back and seeing the changes the last year has brought. In a lot of ways, I don’t feel like the same person anymore, which offers great credibility to the idea of there not being anything that can be honestly called my “self” in the world. However much change I […]

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