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2019 Jan 18 07:29:08
Cheav Villa: But not yet finished, .. touched enter  ^-^ and..

2019 Jan 18 07:25:06
Cheav Villa: Bhante Muni actually said.. really enjoyed of dwelling here  _/\_

2019 Jan 18 06:42:04
Johann: much uddhacca-kukkucca, or?

2019 Jan 18 06:10:12
Johann: Bhante Muni wrote: "I, Brah Karuna, Atma-peap, am greating ñati ñoma (former blood relatives) to the extend of respecting goodwill (metta), I, Brah Karuna, Atma-peap, really..."

2019 Jan 18 06:01:10
Johann: One easy becomes a browser (neak quial hungry)

2019 Jan 18 05:56:43
Cheav Villa:  :D :D :D _/\_

2019 Jan 18 05:55:26
Johann: Atma is now very busy in cutting, moving, mergle... maybe slowly and with mindfulness: where am I? Whats the topic?...  :)

2019 Jan 18 04:38:03
Ieng Puthy: 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻ករុណាសូមថ្វាយបង្គំុ Bhante Muny 

2019 Jan 18 04:20:34
Cheav Villa:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2019 Jan 18 04:19:09
Muni: ខ្ញុំព្រះករុណាអាត្មាភាព សូមនមស្សការនិងចម្រើនពរញាតិញោម ដោយសេចក្ដីគោរពរាប់អាន ខ្ញុំព្រះករុណាអាត្មាភាពពិត

2019 Jan 18 03:39:39
Cheav Villa: អរព្រះគុណ​ព្រះអង្គ​ បាននិមន្តចូលរួមវិភាគទាន នៅទីនេះ _/\_

2019 Jan 18 03:39:00
Cheav Villa: ថ្វាយបង្គំ​ព្រះអង្គ​មុនី :D _/\_

2019 Jan 17 16:22:47
Johann: Bhante Muni  _/\_

2019 Jan 17 12:59:11
Johann: So it's enought or would some broken Khmer Audio be of support, Nyom?

2019 Jan 17 09:20:36
Ieng Puthy: 🙏🏻អរព្រះគុណព្រះអង្គBhante . ករុណាបានអាមអត្ថបទដែលព្រះអង្គបានផុសជាភាសាអង់គ្លេសនោះ បានយល់ខ្លះៗហេីយ :D :D

2019 Jan 17 06:45:05
Johann: Being become, appeare always where desired Why beings take birth, even in most worse existences and circumstances?

2019 Jan 17 06:41:35
Johann: One becomes and dwells there where one is inclinated (most anusayā), distinguished gross: 1. world, 1. Nibbana.

2019 Jan 17 06:20:33
Cheav Villa: លោកតាទើបចេះពន្យល់ ខ្ញុំ​មិនសូវ​ដឹងឆ្លើយទេ ^-^

2019 Jan 17 06:19:32
Cheav Villa: សូមចូលមកសរសេរសួរលោកតា នៅវត្ត​ កុំសួរតាមMessenger  :D

2019 Jan 17 06:18:35
Cheav Villa: សួស្តី​បងធី​ _/\_

2019 Jan 16 16:33:43
Cheav Villa: Things to read :D

2019 Jan 16 16:27:50
Cheav Villa: Sadhu _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2019 Jan 16 15:28:02
Johann: The Story of Culekasataka (Maha Kassapa and his wife in former life)

2019 Jan 16 15:20:13
Johann: ថ្ងៃ ថ្មី មួូយ ជា ឳកាស ថ្មី មួយ ទៀត។ យើង មិន អាច ដឹង មុន នូវ អ្វី ដែល នឹង កើតឡើង ថ្ងៃ ស្អែក

2019 Jan 16 04:07:43
Khemakumara: Nyom Chanroth

2019 Jan 16 02:09:37
Chanroth: សាធុសាធុសាធុ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2019 Jan 16 02:07:10
Johann: ថ្ងៃ ថ្មី មួូយ ជា ឳកាស ថ្មី មួយ ទៀត។ យើង មិន អាច ដឹង មុន នូវ អ្វី ដែល នឹង កើតឡើង ថ្ងៃ ស្អែក

2019 Jan 16 02:06:36
Chanroth: ជំរាបសួរ Moritz

2019 Jan 16 02:06:31
Johann: "Another day, another possibility. We don't know what tomorrow might be."

2019 Jan 15 19:41:08
Khemakumara: Nyom Moritz

2019 Jan 15 19:38:38
Moritz: Vandami Bhante (Khemakumara) _/\_

2019 Jan 15 17:13:16
Johann: Nyom Puthy, maybe this helps: ការរបៀបឆ្លេីយនៅក្នុង website .

2019 Jan 15 16:10:29
Ieng Puthy: ព្រះអង្គករុណាសូមថ្វាយបង្គំុលាសិនហេីយ 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

2019 Jan 15 16:07:58
Ieng Puthy: ករុណាគ្រាន់តែចូលអាន ករុណាមិនទាន់យល់ពីរបៀបឆ្លេីយនៅក្នុងwebsite នៅឡេីយទេ ព្រះអង្គ 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

2019 Jan 15 16:00:58
Johann: How ever one feels inspired, has joy, likes to give into.  How can I use the forum purposefully, for myself, as well as for others?

2019 Jan 15 15:57:55
Johann: No need to use all possibilities for merits for one alone but good to invite others to join and become more independend till free.

2019 Jan 15 15:04:39
Johann: no requirement to do all, merits step by step. "The path to nibbana is hard", they say, and don't do even little steps, Nyom. As inspired, its at least a working and concentration camp, Devas delight in creation, Devas having contr. over the creation of others.

2019 Jan 15 14:53:43
Cheav Villa: ព្រះអង្គការបកប្រែមកជាខ្មែរ  មានខុសច្រើនណាស់  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2019 Jan 15 14:49:16
Khemakumara: leng Puthy

2019 Jan 15 14:48:29
Khemakumara: Nyom leng Pitts

2019 Jan 15 14:45:35
Johann: There is a lot of new for many. If the Nyom Ladies like to help in translating here and there a little, it might be easier for khmer-speaking monks to get informed well.

2019 Jan 15 14:25:23
Ieng Puthy: 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼ករុណាថ្វាយបង្គំុ ព្រះអង្គ Bhante Khemakumara

2019 Jan 15 13:33:34
Khemakumara: Bhante Muni

2019 Jan 15 13:32:47
Khemakumara: Bhante Johann _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2019 Jan 15 13:27:53
Johann: Bhante Muni

2019 Jan 15 10:46:40
Johann: But a topic can be opened everywhere and can then be moved.

2019 Jan 15 10:45:27
Johann: There is also a Link to direct Requests for Teachings - link, so things get not lost.

2019 Jan 15 10:44:12
Ieng Puthy: 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻ករុណាព្រះអង្គ🙏🏻អរព្រះគុុណ ព្រះអង្គ

2019 Jan 15 10:42:55
Johann: Good place is surely at  Dhammatalks - (dhamma desanā)

2019 Jan 15 10:35:06
Johann: Talkbox is not proper, just for greating and small-talk

2019 Jan 15 10:24:47
Ieng Puthy: 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻ព្រះអង្គ តេីមានធម៌អ្វីដែលអាចកំចាត់ធម៌លោភៈល្អិតនៅក្នុងចិត្តបានដែរឬទេ ?ព្រះអង្គ Vandami Banthe 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

2019 Jan 15 10:21:37
Johann: Just open a new topic best, Nyom Puthy (requires some bhava-chanda)

2019 Jan 15 10:17:22
Johann: Nyom Puthy

2019 Jan 15 10:07:10
Ieng Puthy: 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻ករុណាថ្វាយបង្គំុ ព្រះអង្គ Vandami Banthe

2019 Jan 15 10:01:15
Ieng Puthy: 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻ករុណាថ្វាយបង្គំុ ព្រះអង្គមុនី! ករុណាមានសំណួរ១អំពី អនុស្ស័យកិលេសមាន៧ គឺ 1-កាមរាគានុស្ស័យ 2-ភវនុស្ស័យ3

2019 Jan 15 09:31:36
Cheav Villa:  :)  _/\_

2019 Jan 15 09:27:54
Chanroth: ខ្ញុំព្រះករុណាសូមថ្វាយបង្គំព្រះអង្គមុន្នី ពីរអាស្រមថ្មទូក_/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2019 Jan 15 09:21:46
Chanroth: បាតជំរាបសួរបងស្រី ខ្ញុំមិនទាន់បានធ្វេីនៅឡេីយទេ ពីព្រោះខ្ញុំឈឺ បានធូហេីយ តែមិនទាន់បាត់ថ្លោះករនៅឡេីយ _/\_

2019 Jan 15 08:57:49
Cheav Villa: ថ្វាយបង្គំព្រះអង្គមុនី  _/\_

2019 Jan 15 07:34:19
Johann: Bhante Khemakumara

2019 Jan 15 05:57:47
Cheav Villa: តើពូកំពុងជួយការងារលោកតាមែនទេ?តើនៅអាស្រមមានកង្វះខាតអ្វីទេនៅពេលនេះ

2019 Jan 15 05:54:51
Cheav Villa: ជំរាបសួរពូចាន់រ័ត្ន _/\_

2019 Jan 15 01:12:12
Johann: And "we" wouldn't always know or find out but need to relay on one who know

2019 Jan 15 01:06:48
Johann: There are two kinds of sadness and happiness, of which one of each is conductive for liberation, one not.

2019 Jan 15 01:02:24
Mohan Gnanathilake: May we always be able to find out for ourselves how much attachment we accumulate, and whether this brings us happiness or sorrow! Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!

2019 Jan 15 01:00:52
Mohan Gnanathilake: Mögen wir immer  selbst herausfinden kӧnnen, wie viel Anhaftung wir anhäufen und ob  diese Anhaftung uns die Frӧhlichkeit oder  die Traurigkeit bringt! Dhamma Grüβe aus Sri Lanka!

2019 Jan 14 13:52:41
Johann: Nyom Puthy. May you all have good Dhamma conversations with each other, don't be shy on that. Atma will go to rest.

2019 Jan 14 13:48:00
Johann: ញោម ចាន់រ័ត្ន

2019 Jan 14 12:49:01
Cheav Villa: អរព្រះគុណព្រះអង្គ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2019 Jan 14 12:36:20
Mohan Gnanathilake: May we possess the causes of blissfulness always! Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!

2019 Jan 14 12:35:18
Mohan Gnanathilake: Mӧgen wir immer die Ursachen der Glückseligkeit besitzen! Dhamma Grüβe  aus Sri Lanka!

2019 Jan 14 10:20:32
Johann: "នាងវិសាខា ក្រាបបង្គំទូលថា ថ្ងៃនេះខ្ញុំម្ចាស់រក្សាឧបោសថៈព្រះអង្គ។"...

2019 Jan 14 09:49:40
Chanroth:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2019 Jan 14 06:59:34
Cheav Villa: Jain-Upossathaកូណាមុិនទាន់យល់ន័យនៃពាក្យនេះទេ _/\_

2019 Jan 14 05:12:41
Johann: "មិនមែនជារបស់ខ្លួន"... មែន(sense)ទុក្ខឬមិន? Where?

2019 Jan 14 04:57:55
Johann: Buddha and Savaka do not teach Jain-Uposatha: អ្នកណា​មាទុក្ខ? , Sadhu

2019 Jan 14 04:50:21
Johann: ជាធម៌អសេង្ខបុគ្គល! មានទេមិនមាន ... ការនិយាយអំពីសត្វ។ ធម៌ទាំងអស់មានមូលហេតុ ដូច្នេះ: រឿងដំបូងនៅលើកដំបូង!

2019 Jan 14 04:21:59
Cheav Villa: មិនមែនជារបស់ខ្លួន ជាអនត្តាធម៌ ជាធម៌អសេង្ខបុគ្គល  _/\_

2019 Jan 14 04:16:00
Johann: មិនមែនជារបស់ខ្លួនទេ = មិនមែនទុក្ខទេ

2019 Jan 14 04:06:00
Johann: Nyom Puthy

2019 Jan 14 04:05:16
Johann: ទុក្ខំ អនិច្ចំ អន្តតា !

2019 Jan 14 02:18:42
Chanroth: ទុក្ខំ អនិច្ចំ អន្តតា

2019 Jan 13 15:16:49
Johann: First things first , very recommended, hearing the Uposatha of the Jains from the Villages all the time here.

2019 Jan 13 15:05:49
Johann: again and again coming back to Dhamma, Punja? Habits become destinies.

2019 Jan 13 14:53:42
Johann: coming back seems to be niccaŋ

2019 Jan 13 14:40:52
Cheav Villa: អនិច្ចំ *sgift*

2019 Jan 13 14:29:43
Ieng Puthy:  Chom reap leah , good bye🙏🏼

2019 Jan 13 14:18:50
Moritz: Chom reap leah, good bye _/\_

2019 Jan 13 14:11:50
Ieng Puthy: Hello Master Morithz🙏🏼

2019 Jan 13 14:07:24
Moritz: Hello Ieng Puthy _/\_

2019 Jan 13 14:07:16
Moritz: Vandami Bhante _/\_

2019 Jan 13 13:54:34
Ieng Puthy: ជំរាបសួរ បងចាន់រ័ត្ន Bong Chanroth 🙏🏼សូមបងឆាប់បានជាសះស្បេីយ

2019 Jan 13 13:49:26
Johann: Meister Moritz

2019 Jan 13 09:17:06
Chanroth: ខ្ញំបានជាហើយ តែវេទនាបានកើតឡើងចំពោះខ្ញុំ បញ្ហាថ្លោះកករ :-\

2019 Jan 13 07:49:41
Cheav Villa: ជំរាបសួរពូចាន់រ័ត្ន ពូបានធូរស្បើយហើយមើលទៅ :D _/\_

2019 Jan 13 07:48:35
Cheav Villa: Sadhu _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2019 Jan 13 07:47:10
Johann: May all spent a meritful Siladay today or tomorrow.

2019 Jan 13 05:07:45
Chanroth: ជំរាបសួរបងស្រី វីឡាខ្ញុំបាទchanroth _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

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Good condition - Gute Bedingungen (Pāramī) [Forum Guide]
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Unabhängig ob sich nun jemand entschließt den achtfachen Pfad selbst zu gehen, oder es in eigener Weise versucht selbst Buddhaschaft zu erlangen , sind die pāramīs als die grundlegenden Geschicke für ein hochstebendes Entwickeln anzusehen.

Dieses Forum ist hauptsächlich dazu gedacht sich mit den Grundlagen, für einen Möglichen Einstieg auf den achtfachen Pfad, auseinander zu setzen. Diese Kurze Beschreibung der pāramīs von dhammadana.org hier frei übersetzt, ist vielleicht eine gute Stütze für einen Einstieg und ein Verständnis für die pāramīs.


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Die pāramīs

Kamma und die pāramīs

In einer Gefängniszelle lebten vier Menschen. Der Erste war ignorant und faul, der Zweite war ignorant und tüchtig, der Dritte war geschickt und faul und der Vierte war geschickt und tüchtig. Jeder hatte die Möglichkeit etwas zu arbeiten um sich etwas Geld zu verdienen.

Der faule ignorante Mensch hatte ein wahrhaftig trauriges Dasein. Er machte den ganzen Tag nichts, war fürchterlich gelangweilt und tat niemals etwas das über das Nötigste zum leben hinaus ging.

Der tüchtige ignorante Mensch genoss mehr Komfort in seinem Leben, weil seine Arbeit ihm erlaubte etwas extra Speise und Kleinigkeiten, wie Magazine oder eine Flasche Wein zu erstehen.

Der geschickte faule Mensch hatte nicht gerade das glücklichste Leben. Wenn er sich nicht anstrengte, verdiente er kein Zusatzgeld, das es ihm erlaubte Dinge ein besseres Leben zu genießen. Aber, wissend wie man alles macht und die Dinge richtig angeht, leidete er weniger als der faule ignorante Mensch. Er wählte den leichten Weg und gab sich mit wenig zufrieden. Seine Faulheit hielt ihm jedoch davon ab klüger zu denken.

Der geschickte Mensch war tüchtig in seiner Arbeit. Er wusste klug zu denken und wie man mit Geld weise umgeht. Er erlernte wie er mit wenig auskommt um das meiste Geld zu sparen. Auch benötigte er keine außergewöhnlichen Speisen, Getränke und andere angenehme Ablenkungen. Letztlich, nach einiger Zeit die er benötigte, hatte er die Möglichkeit seine Kaution zu hinterlegen und kam aus dem Gefängnis heraus.


Um einen Vergleich aus dieser Geschichte zu ziehen, können wir folgendes sagen:

Das Gefängnis repräsentiert unsere ständige Unzufriedenheit in unserem Dasein (dukkha), mit seinen Höhen und Tiefen, der Kreislauf der Wiedergeburt (saṃsarā).

1. "Ignoranz" steht für Ignoranz.
2. "Geschick" repräsentiert Weisheit.
3. "Faulheit" repräsentiert das fehlen der Motivation heilsame Taten zu vollbringen.
4. "Tüchtigkeit" steht für Anstrengung (Anstrengung heilsames zu entwickeln und zu kultivieren, die Anstrengung zur angemessenen Praxis)
5. "Geld" repräsentiert die Konsequenz aus heilsamen Taten, segensreiche Verdienste (kusala).
6. Die Entlassung aus dem Gefängnis die Freiheit (von jeder Form der Unzufriedenheit)

Schlussfolgerung: Um heilsame Verdienste zu ernten, ist notwendig heilsame Taten zu vollbringen, Anstrengungen zur Großzügigkeit zu pflegen und offen sowie konzentriert zu sein.

Wenn immer dies mit Ignoranz (Irrglaube) passiert werden die Verdienste schlecht genutzt und sind somit "verschwendet". In diesem Fall bleibt alles profitlos. Um heilsame Verdienste zu mehren, müssen Taten mit Weisheit kultiviert werden und heilvolle Taten sollten stets mit der Absicht das dhamma weiter zu entwickeln (für seinen eigenen Entwicklungsprozess und den aller anderen) gesetzt werden.

Anmerkung: Je mehr heilsame (gute) Taten man vollbringt, desto weniger destruktive (unheilsame) und wertlose Taten werden gesetzt.

Dies erklärt, warum es unerlässlich ist, Taten (kamma) die wir setzten klar zu verstehen und wie wir richtig auf sie achten mit dem Wunsch diese wirklich profitabel zu gestalten.

Die Gefängnisgeschichte zeigt uns weiters, dass Weisheit ohne die richtige Anstrengung und Fleiß, hinderlich zur Weiterentwicklung von Weisheit ist. Nur mit der Weiterentwicklung und Kultivieren der pāramīs ist es uns möglich einen Fortschritt auf dem Pfad der Befreiung zu erreichen, auf welcher Stufe wir auch immer sind.

Wenn jemand davon alle diese Elemente in seinem/ihrer Existenz zu einem Training im dhamma (Geburt als menschliches Wesen in einem günstigen Umfeld, zu einer Zeit in der die Lehre Buddhas (sāsana) greifbar ist, das Verständnis eines solchen Trainings drängt von selbst zum Ziel, die Fehlen von ernsten Hindernissen wie schlechte Gesundheit und ähnliches) machen kann und davon profitiert, bedeutet dieses, dass er/sie bereits zahlreiche pāramīs in der Vergangenheit entwickeln konnte. Wenn sich jemand neben diesen Voraussetzungen, auch der Meditation (Training zum satipaṭṭhāna) zugeneigt fühlt und sich darin übt bedeutet dies, das er/sie weitere pāramīs. in der Vergangenheit kultiviert und entwickelt hat. Wenn nun jemand ein Leben des Verzichts, in ganz natürlicher Weise gewählt hat und ein klösterliches Leben (saṃgha) führt, bedeutet dies, dass er/sie noch mehr pāramīs in der Vergangenheit kultiviert und entwickelt hat. Wenn die pāramīs in uns die vollkommene Reife entwickelt haben, können wir nibbāna , die Beendigung allen Leidens, erleben.


Die zehn pāramīs

Buddha gab uns eine Liste von zehn pāramīs:

1. dāna pāramī: "Freigebigkeit" - Loslassen von Besitztümern (Tiere oder nicht lebende Objekte) indem man sie spendet.
2. sīla pāramī: "Sittlichkeit" - Achtsame Taten und Rede, um unheilsame Taten zu verhindern.
3. nekkhamma pāramī: "Entsagung" - Verzicht auf das weltliche Leben und ein ein abgeschiedenes Leben (bhikkhu, Eremit) vorziehen.
4. pañña pāramī: "Wissen" - Entwicklung von Wissen und Verständnis durch Studium und analytisches Reflektieren. Wissen anderen lehren. Seine Weisheit zum größt möglichen Vorteil zu nützen.
5. viriya pāramī: "Willenskraft" - Die Anstrengung, so gut als möglich, für das Wohl anderer zu arbeiten, auch im Risiko für das eigenen Lebens.
6. khantī pāramī: "Nachsicht" - Kultivieren einer perfekten Toleranz, unvoreingenommen von Taten und Wörtern anderer gegen einem selbst.
7. saccā pāramī: "Wahrhaftigkeit" - Aufrichtigkeit/Wahrhaftigkeit (nur zu sagen, was wahr und richtig ist).
8. adhiṭṭhāna pāramī: "Entschluss" - Der Entschluss sich selbst nur heilsamer Taten zu widmen und darin Standhaft zu sein.
9. mettā pāramī: "Güte" - Kultivieren einer Geisteshaltung die sich zum Glück für anderer wandelt, liebevolle Zuwendung gegenüber allen Wesen ohne Ausnahmen zu üben.
10. upekkhā pāramī: "Gleichmut" - Abstandnehmen von Hass und Anbetung. Keiner speziellen Idee folgen. Aufrecht erhalten von Gleichmut und Gelassenheit.[/color]
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Independent of whether one decides to walk the Noble Eightfold Path it self or tries to attain Buddhahood on his own way , the pāramīs are are considered as the fundamental skills for uprising development.

This forum is mainly meant to consider about the basics for a possible entrance on the eightfold path. This following description of the pāramīs taken from dhammadana.org is maybe a useful bearer for starters and to have some understanding about the pāramīs.

* everybody is invited to add this sketch or to write a different introduction for this sub forum guide.


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The pāramīs

kamma and the pāramīs

In a prison cell lived four men. The first was ignorant and lazy, the second was ignorant and hard working, the third was skilful and lazy, and the fourth was skilful and hard working. Each had the possibility to work and earn a little money.

The lazy ignoramus had a thoroughly miserable existence; he did nothing at all during the day, was terribly bored and never obtained anything more than the bare minimum for his subsistence.

The hard-working ignoramus enjoyed a more comfortable life, because his work allowed him extra food and small treats such as a bottle of wine or magazines.

The skilful lazy person did not have a very pleasant existence. As he did not put any effort in his work, he did not earn the money needed to buy things that would have allowed him to enjoy a better quality of life. However, knowing how to think, he suffered less than the lazy ignoramus, because he knew how to manage his condition better. Thus, he succeeded more easily in being satisfied with little. However, his incorrigible laziness eventually prevented him from thinking properly.

The skilful worker was competent in his work. Knowing how to think properly, he knew how to manage his money wisely. He learnt to content himself with little to save most of the money he earned. He had nothing good to drink or eat, or pleasant readings to offer himself. Nevertheless, after a while, having endured the necessary time, he was able to pay off the bail to get out of prison.


To make the analogy of this story, we can say that:

The prison represents the continual dissatisfaction of existence (dukkha), with its "ups and downs", the cycle of rebirths (saṃsarā).

1. Ignorance represents ignorance.
2. Skill represents wisdom.
3. Laziness represents the lack of motivation to cultivate wholesome actions.
4. Work represents effort (the effort to develop and maintain what is beneficial, the effort to practice properly).
5. The money represents the consequence of positive actions, merit (kusala).
6. The release represents liberation (from any form of dissatisfaction).

Conclusion: To develop merit, it is necessary to perform positive actions, to make efforts of generosity, honesty and concentration.

Nevertheless, if this is done with ignorance, merit will be badly used and, so to speak, "wasted". Thus, it remains profitless. For this merit to be beneficial, it must be cultivated with wisdom, that is, positive actions should be performed with the intention to take care of and develop the dhamma (for one's own progress and that of others).

Comment: More than positive actions, the more profitable actions are simply abstinences from destructive or worthless actions.

This explains why it is essential to understand clearly the actions that we perform and know how we have to carry them out if we wish them to be really profitable.

The prison story also shows us that wisdom is useless without effort, which is indispensable for the development of wisdom. Thus, only the development of pāramīs does allow us to progress on the path to liberation, at whatever level one may be.

If someone benefits from all the elements which allow him (her) to make of his (her) existence a training in the dhamma (birth as human being, in a favourable environment, in a place and time when the teaching of a Buddha (sāsana) is accessible, understanding the value of such a training, urge to embark in it, lack of serious obstacles such as a poor health, etc.), this means that he (she) has already developed numerous pāramīs in the past. If, besides these conditions, someone devotes himself (herself) with ease to "meditation" (training into satipaṭṭhāna), it means that he (she) has developed even more pāramīs. If a person opts for the life of renunciation by joining, in a most natural way, the monastic community (saṃgha), it means that even more pāramīs have been developed. Finally, when our pāramīs reach complete maturity, we cannot but experience nibbāna, the cessation of all suffering.


The ten pāramīs

Buddha gave us a list of the ten pāramīs:

    dāna pāramī: Abandonment of possessions (animals or non-living objects) by making donations.
    sīla pāramī: Control of actions and speech to avoid unwholesome actions.
    nekkhamma pāramī: Renunciation of the lay life in favour of the solitary life (bhikkhu, hermit).
    pañña pāramī: Development of knowledge and understanding through study and analytical reflection. To teach knowledge to others. To use one's wisdom for a maximum of benefits.
    viriya pāramī: Effort to work as much as possible for the good of others, even at the risk of one's life.
    khantī pāramī: Establishment of an always perfect tolerance, irrespective of the actions and words of others towards oneself.
    saccā pāramī: Truthfulness (to say only what is right).
    adhiṭṭhāna pāramī: Decision to devote oneself to beneficial actions and to remain steadfast on it.
    mettā pāramī: Maintaining a state of mind turned to the happiness of others, to practise love for all beings without exception.
    upekkhā pāramī: Rejection of hatred and worship. Not to follow any particular idea. Maintaining the mind in equanimity.
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