We make many decisions and choices in our lives. To choose one option, we inevitably sacrifice other possibilities. Beliefs and personal standpoints limit the range of our options. What are your priorities in life? What are your strongest intentions and aspirations? The Kalama Sutta offers recommendations for making decisions—consider what leads to happiness and what leads to harm. The ten unwholesome and ten wholesome actions, and ethical precepts are explored in this talk as guidelines for wise decision making.
Since the Greeks, Heraclitus-flow and change but Parmenides' view won out: THINGS, matter, stuff, leads to power OVER.
But systems view more modern-energy/mind flows, information flows more important view.
We explore through stories, teachings and poetry two basic ways of transforming judgments:
1. through mindfulness, reflection, inquiry and other tools we directly investigate judgments and their roots.
2. through developing the awakened mind, heart and body we come to rest more in our deep nature, helping in multiple ways to transform judgments.