The Daily Cushion, “Sankhara Thought Formation Influence all 12 Links of Samsara”

“Sankhara Thought Formations Influence All 12 Links of Samsara.” By Uzine Kundala “Thus, O monks, through ignorance conditioned are kamma-formations; through the kamma-formations conditioned is consciousness; through consciousness conditioned is mind-and-body; through mind-and-body conditioned are the six sense-bases; through the six sense-bases conditioned is sense-impression; through sense-impression conditioned is feeling, through feeling conditioned is craving; throughContinue reading “The Daily Cushion, “Sankhara Thought Formation Influence all 12 Links of Samsara””

THE DAILY CUSHION: LEARN TO OBSERVE SANKHARA MIND FORMATIONS

LEARN TO OBSERVE SANKHARA MIND FORMATIONS by Steve Lin  “And what is the source of consciousness?Viññāṇañcidaṃ, bhikkhave, kiṃnidānaṃ kiṃsamudayaṃ kiṃjātikaṃ kiṃpabhavaṃ? Choices.Viññāṇaṃ saṅkhāranidānaṃ saṅkhārasamudayaṃ saṅkhārajātikaṃ saṅkhārapabhavaṃ.  And what is the source of choices?Saṅkhārā cime, bhikkhave, kiṃnidānā kiṃsamudayā kiṃjātikā kiṃpabhavā?  Ignorance.Saṅkhārā avijjānidānā avijjāsamudayā avijjājātikā avijjāpabhavā.  And so, ignorance is a condition for choices.Iti kho, bhikkhave, avijjāpaccayā saṅkhārā;Continue reading “THE DAILY CUSHION: LEARN TO OBSERVE SANKHARA MIND FORMATIONS”

What are Sankhara Mind Formations and Conditions?

12 October 2020 – Deep Dig “What are Sankhara Mind Formations and Conditions?” by Steve Linder Introduction Today begins a very deep and important series about The Buddha’s teachings on Sankhara mind formations and conditions. In this series, we will be looking closely at the pali word meaning of Sankhara and it’s use by TheContinue reading “What are Sankhara Mind Formations and Conditions?”

Laypersons & Illusions of Future Self by Brad Hunter

04 OCTOBER 2020, THE DAILY CUSHION Laypersons & Illusions of Future Self by Brad Hunter “And so these eight qualitiesIccete aṭṭha dhammā ca, of a faithful householdersaddhassa gharamesino; are declared by the one who is truly namedAkkhātā saccanāmena, to lead to happiness in both spheres,ubhayattha sukhāvahā. welfare and benefit in this life,Diṭṭhadhammahitatthāya, and happiness in theContinue reading “Laypersons & Illusions of Future Self by Brad Hunter”

LAYPERSONS PURIFY THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT by Sumith Siriwardana

03 OCTOBER 2020, THE DAILY CHAIR LAYPERSONS PURIFY THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT by Sumith Siriwardana “Faithful, accomplished in ethics,Saddho sīlena sampanno, kind, rid of stinginess,vadaññū vītamaccharo; they always purify the pathNiccaṃ maggaṃ visodheti, to well-being in lives to come.sotthānaṃ samparāyikaṃ.” https://suttacentral.net/an8.54/en/sujato VIPASSANA INSIGHT In Dighajanu Sutta, The Lord Buddha has remarkably stated the importance of followingContinue reading “LAYPERSONS PURIFY THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT by Sumith Siriwardana”

Laypersons & The Importance of The Eightfold Path by Steve Lin

02 OCTOBER 2020, THE DAILY CUSHION Laypersons & The Importance of The Eightfold Path by Steve Lin “Faithful, accomplished in ethics,Saddho sīlena sampanno, kind, rid of stinginess,vadaññū vītamaccharo; they always purify the pathNiccaṃ maggaṃ visodheti, to well-being in lives to come.sotthānaṃ samparāyikaṃ.” https://suttacentral.net/an8.54/en/sujato “Following the Noble Eightfold Path leads to liberation in the form of nirvana:Continue reading “Laypersons & The Importance of The Eightfold Path by Steve Lin”

WISDOM & DISCERNMENT EFFECT THE FUTURE OF LAYPERSONS by Ryan Burton

01 OCTOBER 2020, THE DAILY CUSHION WISDOM & DISCERNMENT EFFECT THE FUTURE OF LAYPERSONS by Ryan Burton And what is accomplishment in wisdom?Katamā ca, byagghapajja, paññāsampadā? It’s when a gentleman is wise. They have the wisdom of arising and passing away which is noble, penetrative, and leads to the complete ending of suffering.Idha, byagghapajja, kulaputto paññavāContinue reading “WISDOM & DISCERNMENT EFFECT THE FUTURE OF LAYPERSONS by Ryan Burton”

GENEROSITY EFFECTS A LAYPERSON’S MIND & FUTURE by Uzine Kundala

30 SEPTEMBER 2020 – THE DAILY CUSHION GENEROSITY EFFECTS A LAYPERSON’S MIND & FUTURE by Uzine Kundala “And what is accomplishment in generosity?Katamā ca, byagghapajja, cāgasampadā? It’s when a gentleman lives at home rid of the stain of stinginess, freely generous, open-handed, loving to let go, committed to charity, loving to give and to share.Idha, byagghapajja,Continue reading “GENEROSITY EFFECTS A LAYPERSON’S MIND & FUTURE by Uzine Kundala”

VIRTUE & ETHICS EFFECTS FUTURE REBIRTHS By Mike DiMeo

29 SEPTEMBER 2020 VIRTUE & ETHICS EFFECTS FUTURE REBIRTHSBy Mike DiMeo “And what is accomplishment in ethics?Katamā ca, byagghapajja, sīlasampadā? It’s when a gentleman doesn’t kill living creatures, steal, commit sexual misconduct, lie, or consume alcoholic drinks that cause negligence.Idha, byagghapajja, kulaputto pāṇātipātā paṭivirato hoti … pe … surāmerayamajjapamādaṭṭhānā paṭivirato hoti. This is called accomplishment inContinue reading “VIRTUE & ETHICS EFFECTS FUTURE REBIRTHS By Mike DiMeo”

DEEP DIG – The Importance of a Layperson’s Faith by Steve Linder

Daily Dhamma Study Group Series: A Lay Person’s Life, Balanced and Successful Dighajanu Sutta (AN 8:54) 30 September 2020 – Deep Dig The Importance of Layperson’s Faith Introduction The Buddha gave an answer to Dighajanu that included eight qualities that laypersons need to have welfare, happiness, and success in this present life and any lifeContinue reading “DEEP DIG – The Importance of a Layperson’s Faith by Steve Linder”