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Re: Loving Cooperation with Owners of their Kamma (from April 2012)

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  • Tep Sastri
    Dear Antony, - Gladdening is from the Pali word paamojja . When a meditator is gladdened by a wholesome quality(kusala dhamma), higher kusala cittas can be
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      Dear Antony, -

      Gladdening is from the Pali word 'paamojja'. When a meditator is gladdened by a wholesome quality(kusala dhamma), higher kusala cittas can be expected.
      Patisambhiddamagga V, 48 : Gladness is ignited(jhaayati), thus it is jhana; it consumes(jhaapeti) boredom, thus it is jhana; ...

      Truly,
      Tep
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      --- In Buddhaviharas@yahoogroups.com, "antony272b2" <antony272b@...> wrote:
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      > In post #4421, I discovered that "May all lovable beings be happy" was not just a metta phrase but an equanimity phrase as happiness only comes from lovable thoughts, speech and bodily actions.
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      > In post #4357, I discovered the immediate importance of gladdening other people's minds by reminding them of their past lovable generosity, because death could come at any moment and the last thought conditions the plane of rebirth.
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      > The word "lovable" can be broken down to "able to be loved". So for other beings to be lovable and happy requires the metta practitioner to increase their ability to love, in particular their ability to gladden the minds of others. While others' minds are being gladdened they are also within themselves performing skillful mental actions e.g. the Buddha recommended caganussati or Recollection of Generosity.
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      > So equanimity, that all beings are owners of their kamma which determines whether they'll find happiness, doesn't mean they are each on their own to try to perform skillful kamma, but the Buddha showed by his example that the help of outside guidance and cooperation is inseparable from performing helpful kamma oneself. See my karma-Buddhism group for more on this topic.
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      > With metta / Antony.
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      > This post is recorded in mp3 audio in our files section:
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Buddhaviharas/files/Posts_Read_Aloud/
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