The Starting Point

1450294_10201684412685957_62617818_nMorality that is well purified and a view that is made straight are the starting point of all advantageous states. Then, when your morality is well purified and your view is straight, based upon morality, established upon morality, you should develop these four foundations of awareness. What four?

Reflect on the body merely as a transient and compounded form.

Reflect on feelings just as vanishing reactions to sense-contact.

Reflect on mind only as a group of habitual and conditioned moods.

Reflect on all phenomena simply as discrete momentary mental states.

Thereby, remove any desire, jealousy, envy and discontent rooted in this world.

When, based upon morality, established upon morality, you develop these four foundations of awareness in such a way, then both night and day, you will grow in all advantageous states, and not decline into any degradation.

―Buddha Shakyamuni

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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5 Responses to The Starting Point

  1. Patrick Campbell says:

    Thank you very much!

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  2. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2015年04月10日 (週五) 10:26 PM 寫道﹕

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  3. talesfromtheconspiratum says:

    Good one Tashi! re-blogging.

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