The Daily Cushion – A Layperson’s Life Influences the Future by Steve Linder

28 September 2020 – The Daily Cushion A Layperson’s Life Influences the Future by Steve Lin KEY SUTTA STANZA – “These four things lead to the welfare and happiness of a gentleman in future lives. What four?  Accomplishment in faith, ethics, generosity, and wisdom. Dīghajāṇu Sutta AN 8.54 https://suttacentral.net/an8.54/en/sujato MEDITATION INSIGHTS FROM THE SUTTA Insight #1 –Continue reading “The Daily Cushion – A Layperson’s Life Influences the Future by Steve Linder”

Laypersons Need Faith & Confidence by Steve Linder

Laypersons Need Faith & Confidence by Steve Lin “And what is accomplishment in faith?Katamā ca, byagghapajja, saddhāsampadā? It’s when a gentleman has faith in the Realized One’s awakening:Idha, byagghapajja, kulaputto saddho hoti, saddahati tathāgatassa bodhiṃ: ‘That Blessed One is perfected, a fully awakened Buddha, accomplished in knowledge and conduct, holy, knower of the world, supreme guideContinue reading “Laypersons Need Faith & Confidence by Steve Linder”

THE DAILY CUSHION – Laypersons Get Future Results From Four Things

Laypersons Get Future Results From Four Things by Brother Sumith Siriwardana VIPASSANA INSIGHTS FROM SUTTA In Dighajanu Sutta, we can see how the Buddha taught Dhamma in a way that leads to the welfare and happiness of laypeople in this life and in future lives. The Buddha encouraged Layperson Dighajanu to develop four qualities ifContinue reading “THE DAILY CUSHION – Laypersons Get Future Results From Four Things”

DHAMMA IN ACTION – “I now realize how cause and effect produces kamma results.”

DHAMMA IN ACTION 26-SEP-20 – Dhamma in Action “I now realize how cause and effect produces kamma results.” Today’s Story Situation (pretend) A young man enjoyed fun and pleasure. The fun and pleasure included gambling, alcohol, and sexual relations with others. The fun and pleasure seem to grow and take over his life. He wouldContinue reading “DHAMMA IN ACTION – “I now realize how cause and effect produces kamma results.””

The Lay Person & Four Temptations to Renounce by Ryan Burton

24 SEPTEMBER 2020 – THE DAILY CUSHION The Lay Person & Four Temptations to Renounce by Ryan Burton “There are four drains on wealth that has been gathered in this way. Womanizing, drinking, gambling, and having bad friends, companions, and associates. Suppose there was a large reservoir with four inlets and four drains. And someoneContinue reading “The Lay Person & Four Temptations to Renounce by Ryan Burton”

The Pali League – “kalyāṇamitta”

25 September 2020 – The Pali League A Lay Person’s Life: Good Companion, Noble Friend – “kalyāṇamitta” KEY PALI WORDS TODAY “kalyāṇa”: morally good, merit, virtue, welfare “kalyāṇamitta”: a good noble companion, virtuous honest friend “kalyāṇamittata”: cultivate good noble friendship KEY SUTTA STANZA “And what is accomplishment in good friendship? Katamā ca, byagghapajja, kalyāṇamittatā? It’s when a gentlemanContinue reading “The Pali League – “kalyāṇamitta””

LAYPERSONS – MEDITATION & NOBLE FRIENDSHIP by Mike DiMeo

“And what is accomplishment in good friendship? It’s when a gentleman resides in a town or village. And in that place there are householders or their children who may be young or old, but are mature in conduct, accomplished in faith, ethics, generosity, and wisdom. That person associates with them, converses, and engages in discussion.Continue reading “LAYPERSONS – MEDITATION & NOBLE FRIENDSHIP by Mike DiMeo”

DEEP DIG – Four Important Qualities of the Layperson by Steve Linder

14 September 2020 Four Important Qualities of the Layperson Introduction In this sutta, The Buddha replies to Dighajanu about what a layperson should focus for welfare and happiness in this life and the next life. The Buddha gives four things that a layperson should focus in their daily living. We will be looking at theseContinue reading “DEEP DIG – Four Important Qualities of the Layperson by Steve Linder”

Four Important Qualities of the Layperson with Steve Linder

🧘🏽‍♀️THE DAILY CUSHION – 21 September 2020 KEY SUTTA – “Byagghapajja, these four things lead to the welfare and happiness of a gentleman in this life. What four? Accomplishment in initiative, protection, good friendship, and balanced finances.” Dīghajāṇu Sutta AN 8.54 https://suttacentral.net/an8.54/en/sujato MEDITATION INSIGHTS FROM THE SUTTA Insight #1 – The Buddha says that there areContinue reading “Four Important Qualities of the Layperson with Steve Linder”