November 14, 2017
- In the first dēsana of the “Living Dhamma – Overview” subsection, we talked about how one’s mind gets agitated when engaged in dasa akusala or the ten immoral actions.
2. After that “Living Dhamma – Overview” subsection, I had “Living Dhamma – Fundamentals” as the next subsection, where I started discussing the connection between dasa akusala and cētasika or mental factors in our thoughts.
- Now I realize that it was too much of a jump, even for many who have had exposure to Buddha Dhamma but are not familiar with cētasika.
- So, in this new subsection — “Dhamma with Less Pāli” — I plan to close that gap. This subsection will have much fewer Pāli words, and I will try to introduce only the essential Pāli words as I proceed.
- Here is the first dēsana: “Ten Immoral Actions (Dasa Akusala).” Here we discuss the ten immoral actions (dasa akusala) and how avoiding them helps calm the mind; this is the key to avoiding depression.
4. Posts relevant to the dēsanā:
- In the first dēsana of the “Living Dhamma – Overview” subsection, I talked about how one’s mind get agitated when one is engaged in dasa akusala or the ten immoral actions. Here is that dēsana:
“The Hidden Suffering that We All Can Understand“
I recommend reading the three posts in that “Living Dhamma – Overview” subsection.