The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Bhante Gunaratana, in his trademark type, renders in simple English what the Buddha acknowledged approximately mindfulness, offering transparent directions on how those ideas can be utilized to enhance everyday life, deepen mindfulness, and circulation in the direction of religious pursuits. notwithstanding his presentation is predicated on a vintage textual content, the Satipatthana Sutta, it truly is completely glossy. The perform of considering the 4 Foundations—mindfulness of the physique, emotions, brain, and phenomena themselves—is prompt for individuals at each level of the religious course. because the Buddha says, all people “should be exhorted, settled, and validated within the improvement of those 4 Foundations of Mindfulness.”

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By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Bhante Gunaratana, in his trademark type, renders in simple English what the Buddha acknowledged approximately mindfulness, offering transparent directions on how those ideas can be utilized to enhance everyday life, deepen mindfulness, and circulation in the direction of religious pursuits. notwithstanding his presentation is predicated on a vintage textual content, the Satipatthana Sutta, it truly is completely glossy. The perform of considering the 4 Foundations—mindfulness of the physique, emotions, brain, and phenomena themselves—is prompt for individuals at each level of the religious course. because the Buddha says, all people “should be exhorted, settled, and validated within the improvement of those 4 Foundations of Mindfulness.”

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Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 1992. Cox, Collett. Disputed Dharmas: Early Buddhist Theories on Existence. Tokyo: International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 1995. Cox, Collett. ” In Sarvastivada Buddhist Scholasticism, by Charles Willemen, Bart Dessein, and Collett Cox. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. 1997. Frauwallner, Erich. Studies in Abhidharma Literature and the Origins of Buddhist Philosophical Systems, tr. Sophie Francis Kidd. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. Gethin, Rupert.

Person (pudgala) The ninth chapter contains a refutation of the theory of the existence of the person and may represent a separate treatise by Vasubandhu, appended to the remainder of the Abhidharmakos´a. The Abhidharmakos´a became the most influential early Indian Buddhist Abhidharma text within the later scholastic traditions of Tibet and East Asia, where it served as a textbook within monastic curricula and generated numerous commentaries. See also: Abhidharma; Dharma and Dharmas; Sarvastivada and Mulasarvastivada Bibliography La Vallée Poussin, Louis de, trans.

It violates the first precept against the taking of life and goes against other teachings that condemn acts causing harm to others. Rituals performed for the fetus affirm its life and request protection for it and its mother. Monks who performed an abortion or helped a woman obtain abortion drugs were subject to punishment, including expulsion from the order. A monk could also be punished for reciting magical spells to prevent birth, or even for advising a woman to get an abortion. Traditional methods of performing abortions were crude and often not very effective.

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