Here’s a 50-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (95MB .mp4 - Tip: tap and hold to “Download link”, or right click to “Save Link As…“).
- sampajanna, sampajañña, relationships, depression, worldview; keeping our perspective proximate, and rooted in the present; it’s unnatural, and unfortunately unconducive to emotional well-being, to have a default scope of the entire world; good people focus on gratitude and thankfulness
SN 2.26 - an axiomatic definition of what “The World” consists of, from a spiritual point of view:
It is, friend, in just this fathom-high carcass endowed with perception and mind that I make known the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world, and the way leading to the cessation of the world.
“Bhikkhus, there are these two kinds of fools. What two? One who takes responsibility for what does not befall him and one who does not take responsibility for what befalls him. These are the two kinds of fools.”
“Bhikkhus, there are these two kinds of wise people. What two? One who takes responsibility for what befalls him and one who does not take responsibility for what does not befall him. These are the two kinds of wise people.”
“What is the level of the bad person? The bad person is ungrateful and thankless, for the wicked only know how to be ungrateful and thankless. It is totally the level of a bad person to be ungrateful and thankless. The good person is grateful and thankful, for the virtuous only know how to be grateful and thankful. It is totally the level of a good person to be grateful and thankful.”
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