Thursday, 4 December 2008

Right Behavior

  • The Eight-Fold Noble Path consists of:

  1. right view
  2. right thought
  3. right speech
  4. right behavior
  5. right livelihood
  6. right effort
  7. right mindfulness, and
  8. right concentration

  • Right view means to thoroughly understand the Fourfold truth, to believe in the law of cause and effect, and not to be deceived by appearances and desires. (The law of cause and effect states that: The world is a vast concurrence of causes and effects. Everything happening now is the result of what happened before, and everything which shall happen later is the result of what is happening now. Nothing remains unchanged forever. Therefore, it is an error to become attached to any object, since no object has an enduring reality to it).
  • Right thought means the resolution not to cherish desires, not to be greedy, not to be angry, and not to do any harmful deed.

  • Right speech means the avoidance of lying words, idle words, abusive words, and double-tongues.

  • Right behavior means not to destroy any life, not to steal, and not to commit adultery.

  • Right livelihood means to avoid any life that would bring shame.

  • Right mindfulness means to maintain a pure and thoughtful mind.

  • Right concentration means to hold the mind right and tranquil for its concentration, seeking to realize the mind's pure essence.

A temple is �
  1. a place of worship
  2. an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes
  3. A holy place not to be tainted by illegal activities and unacceptable behaviors.
Many people tends to forget about the teaching of 8 fold noble path .
They tends to do the wrong thing at the wrong time, at the wrong place.
As an Adult, You don't need a God, a Bible, Ten Commandments - or even Five Precepts - to tell you right from wrong. You know when you're doing something you shouldn't be doing and therefore stop it before it gets out of hand and before it's too late. Always bear in mind~~Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you!

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