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Author Topic: To reside in a suitable location... is the highest blessing  (Read 7749 times)

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa

To reside in a suitable locality, to have done meritorious actions in the past and to set oneself in the right course- this is the greatest blessing.

'To reside in suitable location' is the greatest blessing. We cannot meet the good friend in Dhamma in just any place; wise people are rare in the world. It is a great blessing to live in a country where Dhamma is taught and practised, so that we have an opportunity to know the Buddha's teachings. There are many things that have to coincide in order that we meet the right person. It not by mere chance that we meet him; it is conditioned by kamma.

When we meet a wise person we may not be ready to receive Dhamma. It may not be the right time for us to listen to Dhamma; we may not be capable yet of 'wise consideration' of the teachings. Accumulations of wholesome deeds are very helpful for making us ready for the receiving of Dhamma. 'To have done meritorious deeds in the past' is the greatest blessing. We read in the 'Thera-Therī-gatha' that the men and women in the Buddha's time who attained enlightenment had accumulated meritorious deeds for aeons and that they had listened to Dhamma preached by Buddhas of former times. We read about Subha (Commentary to the 'Therī-gatha,' Canto XII, 70, Subbha, Paramattha-Dipani Thera-Therī-gatha Atthakatha):

"Also she, who has made here resolve under a previous Buddha and had accumulated merits for a long time and accumulated the foundations for liberation, was also born in Rājagaha, in this Buddha-age...
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When we see the many conditions necessary for wisdom to reach maturity we will be less inclined to think that it is self who develops the eightfold Path. When we read about the accumulated good 'of age-enduring efficacy' of men and women in the Buddha's time and when we consider how they had listened time and again to Dhamma preached by former Buddhas, before they met the Buddha Gotama and attained enlightenment, we are reminded not to be heedless at the present time.

It's indeed a blessing, "given", yes given, to live, resist, in the probalby last "real" Kingdom devoted to the Buddhas teaching.

When one looks out a little into the rest of the world one feels even more "unbelievable blessed".

May all always strive after the highest blessings by one skillful action following good inclination, building on Upanissaya for the highest.
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Re: To reside in a suitable location... is the highest blessing
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 09:21:28 PM »
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Re: To reside in a suitable location... is the highest blessing
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 07:17:48 AM »
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Having to move out of my former dwelling now a bit sooner than thought, because of scabies (although should probably be "safe" now) not so welcome anymore.

But I am blessed to have already at least temporary other possibilities to live elsewhere.

Probably next week moving to a camping ground, but not into a tent, or a caravan, but into a house, together with Henry, the camping place owner. He is paraplegic, and needs someone to look after him sometimes. I told him I am usually quite busy and do not really have much spare time, but he is quite confident that it would be enough, still being able to take care of most things by himself. He would even let me live there without charge, which is very generous.

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Re: To reside in a suitable location... is the highest blessing
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 09:05:23 AM »
The task of housekeeper is a very pleasant one, to serve people coming and going, one travel, not having home, is a very pleasing one, to watch after people not tending after a solid home, is a pleasing one, to be able to serve such by simply being welcome to do such, such is also a pleasing and fruitful task. Now it's just that virtue might be not always that what certain travelers possess.

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Re: To reside in a suitable location... is the highest blessing
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Re: To reside in a suitable location... is the highest blessing
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 09:55:52 AM »
To bring it to the topic: To resist under people who are aware that they are "just" traveling guests, who do not grasp-hold strong to resist, don't wish to make spaces and things their own, but taking good care of what is given, people of gratitude, dwelling among such is indeed of bliss.
Dwelling under people who don't think on binding others, give others place to dwell and do not all see as a matter of trade and exchange, dwelling under people of generosity, such is indeed a bliss and should be used and carried on with gratitude and care for even refined bliss and harmlessness.
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Re: To reside in a suitable location... is the highest blessing
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 09:31:10 PM »
STANZA III: "CONGENIAL PLACE TO DWELL..."

Pa.tiruupa-desa-vaaso means "residence in a suitable and pleasant locality." For life to be pleasant, the dwelling place must be comfortable, secure in construction, tidy and clean in appearance, properly maintained, and besides it is helpful if it is in a good neighborhood and inhabited by agreeable people. The commentators amplify the meaning by explaining that a suitable locality should have in it people who practice the Noble Dhamma, the evidence of this being the existence of shrines, monks and monasteries and many good people engaged in meritorious deeds.

Residence in a place inhabited by quarrelsome and trouble-making citizens, where one is bossed about by a dictatorial and corrupt government, where the climate is inimical with frequent ravages by floods, famines, earthquakes and epidemics, where the air is charged with hatred and mutual suspicion, and where freedom of thought and action are reduced to a minimum: in brief, residence in a place having many factors and conditions obstructive to the practice of Dhamma and not conducive to physical, moral and spiritual well-being, is just the opposite of what is meant by a suitable environment.

When selection of a place for residence is considered, a Buddhist bears in mind the advantage of being near a source of Dhamma, besides, of course, more mundane advantages such as nearness to his work place.

Pubbe ca katapu~n~nataa: "merit made in the past." Obviously it is a blessing to have done meritorious deeds in the past. A Buddhist, unlike others who take existence as beginning with birth in this life, understands the range covered by the term "pubbe" (the past) to comprise a vast chain of existences, each life preceded by an earlier one in an unbroken and unlimited succession. The Buddha has said that the beginning of the round of birth and death is inconceivable, for beings are blinded by ignorance and impelled by their cravings to make more and more kamma, which means the experience of more and more lives.

Action is performed by one's body (kaaya-kamma) or by speech (vaci-kamma) or by mind (mano-kamma). These actions are called kamma when will, intention or volition is involved in the performance of "action." If there were no "will" involved, there would be no results or fruits of kamma. Throughout life one goes on making kamma and experiencing the results: some kamma bears immediate results, some is delayed in result, whereas another fails to fruit because suitable conditions for this to occur are not found. At death the continuity of the potential results of kamma (kamma-vipaaka) in the stream of mind — which includes feeling (vedanaa), perception (sa~n~naa), mental formations (sankhaaraa) and consciousness (vi~n~naa.na) — are the only real traces of the individual, his body (ruupa) having suffered disintegration. These potential results of kamma must fruit, and the only way that this can happen is through rebirth.

This means the attraction of the mental continuity to a suitable couple who are having sexual intercourse and where conception is possible. This applies among human beings and animals where reproduction involves sexual union. With other kinds of kamma governing the place of birth, existence begins spontaneously without parents, as among all the gods and among all types of subhuman birth with the exception of animals. Where one is born depends generally upon the quality of the past kamma which is ready to fruit, more specifically it depends upon the last thought in the mind of the dying person.

In the new existence, that individual will experience the fruits of some of the past kamma, while if born as a human being he will make more new kamma to add to the store of potential results. At the end of that new term of life what remains of the individual is again his mental continuity containing his potential results of kamma, and it is this which again determines and conditions his next existence. Thus the cycle goes on, death followed by birth, birth by death, and so on.

The final release from this ocean of "death-birth-death" comes only for a Buddha or arahant whose body is worn out, who has broken the pattern of kamma making and has no potential result to experience. Such a person is freed from the rounds of suffering, incessant change and selfhood, to know and see for himself or herself the highest goal, Nibbaana.

As kamma is varied in nature, so are its results. Kamma may be unwholesome (akusala-kamma) or wholesome (kusala-kamma), the former being rooted in greed (lobha), hatred (dosa) or delusion (moha), while the latter has its roots in generosity (literally, greedlessness, alobha), loving-kindness (adosa or hatelessness), or wisdom (literally, undeludedness, amoha). Wholesome kamma made with these last three roots is also known as merit — those actions which cleanse and purify the mind of the doer.

Each person makes wholesome and unwholesome kamma as well as having a store of resultants from past kamma, some actual and fruiting while others are potential, so the ingredients vary with each person. "Whatever kamma a person performs, good or evil, he will be the heir to it," says the Buddha. Thus the influence of past lives of an individual on his present experience can be more or less strong. If he tormented other beings, he may suffer with a disease; if he was habitually angry, he inherits ugliness; while stinginess gives him the heritage of poverty, indolence of illiteracy; envy in the past a low position in this one, and so on. On the other hand, from wholesome actions one inherits health, beauty, wealth, wisdom, noble birth, and so on. Truly it is a blessing to have done good deeds in the past! There is no inheritance better than that resulting from good kamma: to be an heir to such an inheritance means that one starts life with an excellent advantage. It is for this reason that the Buddha praised "the merit garnered in the past" and declared it a blessing in this life.

Attasammaapa.nidhi: "one's self rightly directed." This means one must decide on a proper objective in life and set oneself on the right path leading to it.

The emphasis is on "one's own self": one should try to direct oneself to the desired goal by the efforts one makes.[10] This encourages self-confidence and discourages dependence upon the grace of gods or men. Many people pass their lives in the wrong course, engaged in evil practices of the body, speech and mind. Such people, perhaps we are among them, should cherish right desires and open a new and wholesome direction for their lives. Others, who already consider themselves to have a wholesome way of living, should review their situation from time to time not only to avoid lapses but also to progress further in the right direction.

We can understand clearly what is meant by rightly directing oneself, in this comment: The unvirtuous person establishes himself in virtue (the five precepts for instance); the faithless person establishes himself in excellent faith; the avaricious person establishes himself in generosity. Along these lines everyone has something to do...
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Re: To reside in a suitable location... is the highest blessing
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 07:39:18 PM »
* Johann : did Nyom Moritz 's go after a better place success already? (My person still sure that doing such "similar" in a buddhist/monastery compound would even a step greater for him.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 09:44:03 PM »

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Ein oder mehrer Beiträge wurden hier im Thema abgeschnitten und damit in neues Thema "Herzlich willkommen Moritz (Krecik)! Heartly welcome Moritz (Krecik)! " eröffnet, dem angehäng.

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