Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What are the Three Buddhist Trainings?

All Buddha's disciples undertakes a 3-fold Mental Training (ti-sikkhā): 1: Training in higher Morality (adhi-sīla-sikkhā).
2: Training in higher Mentality (adhi-citta-sikkhā).
3: Training in higher Understanding (adhi-pañña-sikkhā).
Higher Morality is 3 fold:
It is Right Speech  (sammā-vācā)
It is Right Action  (sammā-kammanta)
It is Right Livelihood  (sammā-ājīva)
Higher Mentality is 3 fold:
It is Right Effort  (sammā-vāyāma)
It is Right Awareness  (sammā-sati)
It is Right Concentration  (sammā-samādhi)

Higher Understanding is 2 fold:

It is Right Motivation  (sammā-sankappa)
It is Right View  (sammā-ditthi)

The Blessed Buddha once said:
When founded on pure morality, then concentration produces a high fruit and blessing.
When based on deep concentration, then understanding brings a high fruit and blessing.
Being endowed with understanding, the mind is freed from all the mental fermentations
related to sensing, becoming, views/opinions and ignorance. This - in itself- is releasing!

It is through not understanding, not penetrating and not attaining noble higher morality...
noble higher mentality.. and noble higher understanding... that both you and I had to pass
through this round of rebirths for such an immensely long time, without reaching the bliss
of deliverance, the bliss of peace and, the bliss of noble higher release: Enlightenment...
Buddhist Mental Training is 3-fold!
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest! Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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