Friday, March 17, 2017

正思惟~师尊加持?Right Resolve ~ GM's blessing empowerment?


正思惟又作正志、諦念,包括出離思惟、無恚思惟、無害思惟,其中思惟可分為三種:邪思惟、漏正思惟、無漏正思惟。

正思惟指正確思惟,以引導生如理如實的智慧。特指離開世俗的錯悟分別,離開邪妄迷謬,而作佛教的純真的智慧思索,即指聞、思、修、證的第二階段。
出離,是指远离贪业。
無恚,指滅除嗔怒,生起慈心。
無害,是指滅除殘忍,生起悲心。

Right thought Right intention (samyak-saṃkalpa/sammā sankappa) can also be known as "right thought", "right resolve", "right conception", "right aspiration" or "the exertion of our own will to change".
In this factor, the practitioner should constantly aspire to rid themselves of whatever qualities they know to be wrong and immoral
Correct understanding of right view will help the practitioner to discern the differences between right intention and wrong intention

In the Chinese and Pali Canon, it is explained thus:

And what is right resolve
Being resolved on renunciation, on freedom from ill will, on harmlessness
This is called right resolve.

It means the renunciation of the worldly things and an accordant greater commitment to the spiritual path; good will; and a commitment to non-violence, or harmlessness, towards other living beings.

Right Thought (sammà samkappa) is the second step on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path
Thoughts are either words or pictures that form in the mind and which are often accompanied by or give rise to feelings which in turn may give rise to actions.

The second part of the eightfold path is Right Thought
All of the parts are not in any particular order except that you start with Right Understanding and end with Right Understanding
All of the parts are to be performed simultaneously. 
The difference with Right Understanding is simply that you begin with some understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and end with an experiential understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. 
All the while all eight parts are treaded simultaneously.

The Buddha described two types of thought
wandering thought (vicàra) and logical or directed thought (vitakka). 

Normally our mind is filled with scattered, random, wandering thoughts and we have little say in what they are or what they will be next. When we have a task to do or a problem to solve, the will takes hold of and directs our thoughts in a particular direction. But usually, as soon as the task is finished or the problem solved, the will subsides and thoughts begin their erratic wandering again. The Buddha made the important but often overlooked observation that, ‘Whatever one thinks about and ponders on often the mind gets a leaning in that way’ (M.I,115). 
The more of a particular type of thoughts we think, the more they will occur. 
If we often have thoughts of greed and allow them to persist they will tend to occupy our mind more frequently and we may begin to act in a more greedy manner
Therefore an important aspect of Buddhist training is to cultivate Right Thought, not to let negative thoughts persist within our mind and to encourage positive thoughts

The Buddha broadly defines Right Thought as thoughts of detachment, of love and of helpfulness (M.III,251). Right Concentration, Right Mindfulness and Right Effort are of course important in helping the development of Right Thought.

Right Thought includes thoughts of love and non-violence extending to all beings. In vipassana meditation awareness is placed on thoughts with intent to cease thoughts so that the meditation remains in the present moment free from unwholesome thoughts. Right Thought basically refers to wholesome thoughts, which is closely tied to Right Understanding because it results eventually through the practice and attainment of wisdom.

The first two verses of the first chapter of the Dhammapada by the Buddha, are:

“All we are is the result of what we have thought, it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”

Our thoughts are as important to us as our actions because they make up who we are, thus, it becomes imperative that we keep our thoughts pure.

An example is to imagine if your thoughts are filled with money and how to get more money. Greed becomes a big part of your life. It defines who you are. Your thoughts become fixated on money and this is who you become.

Another example is a person with what is commonly called, “a one track mind.” Such a person focuses his mind and thoughts on only one topic. All of this person’s conversation tends to run on this one subject. It begins with the thoughts and then permeates to define that person.

An optimistic person is one who sees things in a positive way. This person radiates happiness and loving kindness. Such a person greets people with a smile and it is from the heart and not just conformation to etiquette. This positive attitude had its start with good, positive thoughts.

By keeping our thoughts wholesome and in the present we encourage only productive thoughts. Thoughts can then be useful and not counter-productive.

Another quote from the Buddha in regard to the value of Right Thought is:

“Your worst enemy can not harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, no one can help you as much, not even your father or your mother.” (Dh., chapter 3)
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师尊加持?GM's Blessing empowerment?
Do you really understand what this is and for what purpose?
Also, what are the Limitations?

Too much of something can hurt you!
Like a Drug addict, chasing all the time and all over for something, will cause you to develop a "Dependency" which you can't escape from!

THINK! 

With Metta

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

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