The Buddha taught that the cultivating of wholesome states (Kusala) creates conditions for awakening.
This talk explores the importance of this cultivation, its place is Wise Effort and how to "maintain and increase" these states as he encouraged.
The Sabbasava Sutta, Majjhima Nikaya 2 (All the Taints), deals with the eradication of the three taints: desire for sensual pleasure, desire for being, and ignorance. The taints are defilements brought about and strengthened by unwise attention. The seven methods are: Seeing, Restraining, Using, Enduring, Avoiding, Removing and Developing. This talk begins a five part series on this sutta. It addresses Seeing.
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
The mental Factor of Vedana (pleasure, pain and neutrality) arises in every moment. Through the practice of Mindfulness we can separate our deep sense of contentment no matter the pleasure or pain aspect of experience.