Wednesday Sangha Notes

10/18/2023 Sangha Notes


10/16/2023 Sangha Notes Speech, Action, Livelihood: The Essence of KindnessAjiva:The Foundation of LivelihoodDerived from the term signifying 'sustenance' or 'support'.Ajiva is broader than one's career; it delves deep into what truly sustains our existence.Samma Ajiva is the term used for “Right Livelihood”Reflections on Integrating with the WorldMonetary Flow and Support: Understanding where our money goes is essential. With every penny we spend, whom and what are we supporting?Origins and Ethics: The commodities we procure – do we know their source? And once they're in our possession, do we utilize them in line with dharma?Dharma:Living with Justice and [...]

10/18/2023 Sangha Notes2023-10-16T22:29:34-04:00

Teaching Reflections – On Right Speech – October 4th, 2023


Introduction: Right Speech in the Eightfold Path Buddhism emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom, ethical conduct, and mental discipline. One of the core teachings that encompasses these principles is the Noble Eightfold Path, a guide to ethical and mental development leading to enlightenment and cessation of suffering. Within this Eightfold Path, "Right Speech" (Samma Vaca) is an essential aspect of ethical conduct. It represents the commitment to speak truthfully, kindly, and helpfully. The Buddha emphasized that words have the power to heal or harm, to uplift or destroy, making it vital to choose them with care. [...]

Teaching Reflections – On Right Speech – October 4th, 20232023-10-07T00:35:24-04:00
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